The Southern Red Bishops are back. Adults are preyed upon by Cattle Egrets and other large birds. Predation by snakes, rodents and other small mammals is the most important cause of nest failures. It may damage the crops and is considered a pest in wheat-growing areas in South Africa. The species is unprotected in some regions. Southern Red Bishops are hosts to the brood parasite, Diderick Cuckoo.
The oldest recorded Grey Heron live for 23 years but the average live expectancy in the wild is about 5 years. Only a third of juveniles survive into their second year, many falling to predation.
The African Spoonbill lives in marshy wetlands with some open shallow water and nests in colonies in trees or reed beds. They usually don’t share colonies with storks or herons. The spoonbill feeds in shallow water and fishes for various fish, mollusks, amphibians, crustaceans, insects and larvae.
This Mocking Cliff Chat always greets you at the Mphafa Hide.
The beautiful shaggy coat of a Nyala Bull.
Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill. Photo taken in the Imfolozi Game Reserve.
Nothing better then spending time in the Drakensberg.
Welcoming the weekend in style. Sunrise looks spectacular in the nature; sunrise looks spectacular in the photos; sunrise looks spectacular in our dreams; sunrise looks spectacular in the paintings, because it really is spectacular!
Durban’s Golden Mile
Stretching from Durban’s Addington Beach to Blue Lagoon in the north, Durban’s Golden Mile underwent a long-term renovation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. With new paving laid and exciting new establishments lining the beachfront, families have been flocking to it each weekend ever since. It’s no surprise that Durban’s beachfront promenade has been bumped up to the top of family holiday activities lists
White Bellied Sunbird.
African Hoopoes are not sociable birds are generally found in pairs or singular. The African Hoopoe is monogamous unless its mate dies. In the event of a partner dying the African Hoopoe bird will seek out a new mate.
After being chased around the pan by an irritated rhino the Z Boys managed to quench their thirst. Quite a vulnerable position being knee deep in mud.
Always a pleasure spending the weekend in the bush.
Collared Sunbird, the Zulu name is iNqwathane and Afrikaans it is known as kortbeksuikerbekkie.
The use of a low angle
for birds on the ground or in the water helps to take the viewer
into the bird’s world, providing a more intimate visual encounter.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.