Burchell’s Coucal

Thanks once again to the very helpful and knowledgeable folk in the BirdLife South Africa Facebook Group, who within seconds of my posting let me know that this gorgeous bird … Continue reading Burchell’s Coucal

Maboneng Precinct – Street Sculpture

From birds in the wild, to iron sculpture in the urban jungle: after spending Easter Friday in the Marievale Bird Sanctuary, your intrepid photographer ventured recently to the Maboneng Precinct … Continue reading Maboneng Precinct – Street Sculpture

Spotted thick-knee, Marievale

We saw this Spotted thick-knee, otherwise known as a Dikkop, standing behind the car park at the Visitors Centre at Marievale around 10am on Easter Friday; it was still there, … Continue reading Spotted thick-knee, Marievale

Sharp in tooth and sharp in claw – Marievale Otter

We were standing on the side of the road that bridges the vlei, looking up and looking out – not down – at the birdlife when someone standing nearby on … Continue reading Sharp in tooth and sharp in claw – Marievale Otter