Birds and bird photography




Olive-tree warbler
Last weekend (March 17-19) was spent providing food for mosquitoes and learning warblers with Etienne Marais and Sheleph Burger. Every year many millions of warblers make the journey from the northern hemisphere all the way to Africa, many of them overwintering (the northern winter) in South Africa. Etienne put on […]

Warbler weekend at Zaagkuildrift





Diederik cuckoo male passing food to female
Diederik cuckoo This blog post is about Diederik cuckoo, Chrysococcyx caprius, and is illustrated with photos taken at Rietvlei Nature Reserve last summer. I wrote it for two reasons: to talk a bit about bird photography, and to illustrate something about these birds biology – they are more than just […]

Diederik cuckoo, Chrysococcyx caprius – interesting birdwatching