Vultures and hyenas do nature a great service.
A Sequence of Pics of the Purple Crested Lourie.
I photographed this lourie (turaco) in my garden. I had previously made a number of attempts to photograph these birds but to no avail. At the sight of me, they took off. This day I was fortunate, as you can see. I think those palm berries were too delicious for the bird to abandon! The... Continue Reading →
The Secret Life of Peafowl.
Can you eat a Peafowl? In Medieval times the birds were prepared by roasting and then the feathers were arranged on and around the roast. This made it appear as if the fowl was still alive! Here’s the presentation instructions from Medieval times; “wynde the skynwit the fethurs and the taile aboughtthe body, And serue... Continue Reading →
Birds of Kruger National Park. 2019
(This post contains 28 images.) For many a trip to the Kruger Park is about the mammals, and yes, so it should be, I love them too! But for me the excitement is about the birds, because they could appear anywhere, even on the loneliest, dullest drive. It is like a treasure hunt - and... Continue Reading →
One Cheeky Little Hornbill!
If you think a parrot has character, wait until you meet a hornbill up close.