A Super Abundance of Cape Cormorants…

Aggregations of Cape Cormorants in False Bay are not unusual events with hundreds and sometimes thousands of birds roosting along the sheltered boulder strewn shore line during westerly gale periods. The event depicted is one of the more unusual we have witnessed from...

The Happy Clappers of the Western Cape

One of the most audible and characteristic sounds of the outdoor associated with the spring wild flower season are the flight displays and plaintive calls of the Cape Clapper Larks found in coastal fynbos habitats and the more undulating scrublands of the Great Karoo....

Black Eagles of the Great Karoo

While the opinions vary as to iconic wildlife preferences, it is for me the Black Eagle, previously known as Verreaux’s Eagle, that represents the true spirit of the vast scrublands and dolerite-capped mountain ranges of the Great Karoo. After nearly a three...

BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE SIGHTING

On a birding tour on 16th January, Paul Matson and I came across a recently ploughed field, some 36 kms west of Volksrust on the R23, with some 50 plus Black-winged Pratincoles in constant circulation. It’s been years since I last saw such numbers of this now ‘near...