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  1. Karoo Lark

    Karoo Lark

    Endemic to the Western Cape.
  2. Sentinel Rock Thrush

    Sentinel Rock Thrush

  3. forest canary

    forest canary

  4. from eggs to babies

    from eggs to babies

    After over 4 weeks of waiting, the eggs (yesterday's post) disappeared and no sign of cracked shell; next day proud parents show off the youngsters. Sadly, a couple of days later they had disappeared (maybe the caracal that roams at night) and the parents wandered about looking forlorn.
  5. Hadada Ibis

    Hadada Ibis

    The red culmen indicates this is an adult. This species is common and increasingly widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa, but appears to be more common in settled areas where it has adapted well to irrigated fields and suburban gardens. It is pronounced "Ha DEE Dah" by the locals. Roberts...
  6. Hadada Ibis

    Hadada Ibis

    struck by the colour variation and difference in feather size/shape when the sun caught the Hadada's wing
  7. I spy with my yellow eye...

    I spy with my yellow eye...

    we've never seen a Thick-knee youngster before; he appeared as the parents moved to one side, staring intently at something among the vines. So intently, we managed to walk close enough for the point- and- shoot .
  8. Cape Robin-Chat

    Cape Robin-Chat

    Cape Robin-Chat in Kirstenbosch Botannical Gardens, Cape Town
  9. Malachite Kingfisher

    Malachite Kingfisher

    Malachite Kingfisher at Intaka Island near Cape Town, South Africa.
  10. Black Bellied Storm Petrel

    Black Bellied Storm Petrel

    Black Bellied Storm Petrel taken on a pelagic off Cape Town
  11. Great Shearwater

    Great Shearwater

    Great Shearwater taken on a pelagic off Cape Town
  12. White Chinned Petrel

    White Chinned Petrel

    White Chinned Petrel taken on a pelagic off Cape Town
  13. Shy Albatross with fish

    Shy Albatross with fish

    Taken on a pelagic off Cape Town to the trawling grounds. This shy albatross has grabbed some breakfast as the trawler pulled in its nets.
  14. Wandering Albatross

    Wandering Albatross

    Taken off Cape Town on a Pelagic
  15. Atlantic Yellow Nosed Albatross

    Atlantic Yellow Nosed Albatross

    Taken on a Pelagic off Cape Town, South Africa
  16. Hartlaub's gull

    Hartlaub's gull

    on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
  17. Heading To Work

    Heading To Work

    I'm finding some gems while sorting catalogues - how's this cute Penguin !
  18. Spotted Eagle Owl

    Spotted Eagle Owl

  19. Spotted Eagle Owls

    Spotted Eagle Owls

    The Spotted Eagle Owls at Kirstenbosch seem to be quite an attraction. There was a sign inviting visitors to spot them. There was an adult roosting in a tree and nearby, just off a footpath, were these two juveniles, attracting a lot of attention from visitors who, fortunately, were keeping a...
  20. Karoo Prinia

    Karoo Prinia

  21. Cape Canary

    Cape Canary

  22. Red-winged Starling

    Red-winged Starling

  23. Cape Robin-Chat

    Cape Robin-Chat

  24. African Oystercatcher

    African Oystercatcher

  25. African Penguin

    African Penguin

    Unfortunately I couldn't get any further to the left so the bird isn't as square on to the camera as I would have liked, but I think it still looks quite cute.