This business of being on my own, here in Johannesburg, is for the birds I think. Fortunately Rob will be winging (eish, that is crushingly bad!) her way back to … Continue reading For the birds
Why does a coot cross the road? To demonstrate its flair? Marievale, Nikon D500. Nikon 70-300mm. Processed in Lightroom and Colour Efex Pro
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
You knew at once, didn’t you, that this was a female Amur falcon? Of course you did. Well, I didn’t, and though I paged up and down and sideways through … Continue reading Amur Falcon Female
Photographed at the Marievale Bird Sanctuary on Easter Friday. The nest was directly in front of the hide.
Evidently something of a rarity in these parts: a Grey-headed gull, photographed at Marievale on Easter Friday.
Little Egret – Marievale. Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Gauteng. I left in the power lines and pylons deliberately, as well as traces of the reeds and the trees, as I … Continue reading Flight – Five Images
Marievale Bird Sanctuary is a small area of wetland, bounded by farms, distant dwellings, power pylons, a highway, about an hour’s drive east of Johannesburg, and – despite its size … Continue reading Skittering across the water – the (un)Common Moorhen
Bird photography is one of the most challenging areas of photography, at least in my experience. Finding them in the first place – birds, I mean – and getting them … Continue reading Not such good bird photos
We were standing in our garden one evening, not long after we’d moved in. There were birds in the high branches of the tree that stands outside our wall, on … Continue reading Rosy-Faced Lovebirds