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.

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

Brown-Hooded Kingfisher on Birding Planet

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 on Birding Planet

Southern Red Bishop on Birding Planet

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.  

Cape Vulture on BirdingPlanet.com

Cape Vulture (pic from thegreentimes.co.za)

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 on Birding Planet

Trumpeter Hornbill on Birding Planet

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.  

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