For today’s Birding Planet’s Monday Fun Day check out this extraordinary self portrait a bird created ;-P
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How Birds receive Oxygen inside their Eggs
Here is Adam Cole explaining exactly how unhatched birds receive oxygen inside their eggs. Quite amazing, isn’t it?
Baby Owls in a Bird Bath
For your Monday Fun Day on Birding Planet here is gif of some owls visiting a bird bath…
Enormous pelicans terrorize students at their college graduation
It’s not a college graduation until your grandmother is squealing for help and your father is chasing a giant beast of death across a field. Students at Pepperdine University were “victimized” by not one but two pelicans this weekend, when the birds invaded their graduation ceremony and demanded to walk across the stage. No person…Read More
Black Swans Feed Koi
Here’s a very unusual clip of a Black Swan retrieving food out of feeding box and feeding it to the fish swimming around him. Amazing! See some other Monday Fun Day posts here.
Heron Goes Surfing on a Hippo
Quite an astonishing little clip of a Heron getting a ride on the back of a Hippo…
How to Take Excellent Bird Photos
Here’s an excellent, comprehensive course by the world-renowned photographer Jared Polin, showing you how to take better bird photos You are more Than AUTO You are smarter than your camera, so why let it make all the decisions for you? Your camera’s Auto feature may give you okay results, but who is happy…Read More
Black Bird Walk
This morning I woke up early and went for a quick birding walk in my neighbourhood. It turned out to be a black bird morning as I saw Black-Collared Barbets Black Sunbirds Black-eyed Bulbuls Black-headed Orioles As well as Hadedas, Cape Turtle Doves, Cape Weavers, Red Winged Starlings and… this Brown-Hooded Kingfisher: (click on image…Read More
Southern Red Bishop – Male
I photographed this Southern Red Bishop yesterday on a dam in the Eastern Cape. The male is a brilliant red colour. They are related to the Weavers and often found with them in reeds and near water.
I photographed this Streaky-Headed Seedeater recently while in Chinsta, in the Eastern Cape. Part of the Canary family, this bird has a distinct streaky crown. It is often found near Aloes.
Breeding Cape Vultures
If you are a fan of Raptors, then you will enjoy seeing a Cape Vulture breeding colony up close. The Mbashe River Gorge at Collywobbles in South Africa’s Eastern Cape currently has approximately 200 pairs of breeding Cape Vultures. At one stage, during the 1980’s, the figure rose to over 300 pairs making it one…Read More
Trumpeter Hornbill Photo
I took this photograph of a Trumpeter Hornbill in my back yard. I had noticed quite a few of them in the area, but this was by far the biggest one I had ever seen. They generally grow to 58cm – 65cm in length and this guy was definitely pushing the size barrier.