Saturday 19 March 2016

South African Birds.

Last time Chris and I went to South Africa we didn't really look for the bird life at all, so this time I was really hoping for some good sightings. Although we didn't see anything rare it was good to get some images of the strange and colourful birds. The light was pretty poor for some of the pictures and several were taken during the rain. I would really like to do a Matt type trip concentrating more on the birds. Obviously the game rangers are more tuned into the larger animals but as we had David to ourselves for the first 3 days he did help in getting close to some of the bird-life.


African Wattled Lapwing.

Hadeda Ibis.

White-throated Robin-Chat.

White-fronted Bee-eater.

Blacksmith Plover.

Lilac-breasted Roller.

Water Thick-knee.

Three-banded Plover.

Saddle-billed Stork.

African Paradise Flycatcher. (Several of these in our garden).

Golden-tailed Woodpecker. (A nest with chicks by our lodge).

Woodland Kingfishers. (Also from the garden).

Pied Kingfisher.