First outing for the year – Umhlanga 

My first birding outing for 2017 started off very quietly as we walked through the forest of the Umhlanga Nature Reserve.  On our last visit there we had seen Tambourine Dove and Black-throated Wattle-eye all within 10 minutes of being in the reserve. This time, nothing, but some nest building Yellow Weavers and a Tawny-flanked […]

St Lucia – iSimangaliso Wetland Park 

We arrived in St Lucia on a rather overcast, drizzly afternoon so Iwas holding thumbs that this wouldn’t be the norm for the weekend. After checking into our accommodation and having some lunch we headed out in search of the St Lucia birds, My folks would probably have preferred to just relax for a bit […]

Swallows, Lifers and a Bright White Bird 

This past weekend we went down to Umhlanga to visit my sister and her family.  As soon as I heard we were going down I got researching the various birding spots in the area. There were so many great spots I could have gone to but time was limited and some places had safety concerns […]