BIRDS AND WHALES AT DE HOOP ON THE SOUTHERN CAPE COAST

On a photographic trip to De Hoop Nature Reserve in August the quest was to photograph the ‘special’ birds that occur there, Knysna Woodpecker and Southern Tchagra topping the list.

                                             Knysna Woodpecker                                                                           Southern Tchagra

We were fortunate to find a pair of Knysna Woodpeckers in a cluster of milkwood trees and Patrick got some beautiful photographs. Southern Tchagras were also easy to see and photograph and this one was right in front of our beautiful Vlei cottage.

De Hoop really is a wonderful destination especially in July – September when the whales are plentiful along the coast. From a sand dune high above the shore at Koppie Alleen we counted 65 whales, mainly in small groups and mother-and-child couples.

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