Stanford Outing

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? Twenty two birders enjoyed a perfect morning at Stanford today.  The weather was glorious and there were plenty of interesting birds to see.  Barbara and Graham presented us with a good walk around the village, which included the path along the river, then via Vlei road to Appel se Dam.  We saw a total of 69 species, including… Continue reading Stanford Outing

My Birding Year 2017 (Part 2) – Atlasing, Twitching, An Island and more

Originally posted on Mostly Birding:
Following on Part 1 of My Birding Year for 2017  ………  guess what, here’s Part 2! So here’s a synopsis of my birding activities during the second half of 2017 along with photos of a few of the species encountered and places visited. July The first week saw me back in Kasane for a project visit and we managed to fit… Continue reading My Birding Year 2017 (Part 2) – Atlasing, Twitching, An Island and more

My Birding Year 2017 (Part 1) – Atlasing, Twitching, Cruising and more

Originally posted on Mostly Birding:
Another memorable Birding Year has come and gone – a year filled once again with travelling to many familiar places and some exciting new ones, atlasing at every opportunity, a number of new birds seen and enough experiences to fill my journal to the brim. So here’s a synopsis of my birding activities during the year along with photos of… Continue reading My Birding Year 2017 (Part 1) – Atlasing, Twitching, Cruising and more

My Photo Picks for 2017 – Part 2

Originally posted on Mostly Birding:
Here’s a further selection of my favourite photos taken during 2017 – from our travels, holidays and birding trips  If you have any favourites, do let me know by adding your comment! The Birds (Continued) Southern Ground Hornbill, Chobe Game Reserve, Botswana Kelp Gull, Vleesbaai, Western Cape Southern Double-collared Sunbird, Mossel Bay Chinspot Batis, Verlorenkloof in Mpumulanga White-fronted Bee-eater, Verlorenkloof Capped Wheatear,… Continue reading My Photo Picks for 2017 – Part 2

My Photo Picks for 2017 – Part 1

Originally posted on Mostly Birding:
Here’s a selection of my favourite photos taken during 2017 – from our travels, holidays and birding trips – chosen from my collection of over 2500 photos for the year. Each one has a story attached which I have tried to capture in a few words……….. If you have any favourites, do let me know by adding your comment! The Places Kasane… Continue reading My Photo Picks for 2017 – Part 1

Into the Wilderness – A Forest, A Big Tree and a Ghostly Dove

Originally posted on Mostly Birding:
Forest Magic There’s nothing like a walk in a natural forest to heighten the senses – once you have walked a short distance into the forest, the background sounds of daily life are gradually reduced and eventually all you can hear are the sounds of the forest itself. The bird calls become prominent and even the rustle of leaves as… Continue reading Into the Wilderness – A Forest, A Big Tree and a Ghostly Dove

Japan Day Countdown Part 3 (Final prep)

Originally posted on Bonsaiwithromano:
Final day of preparations… I have only one tree that I feel comfortable displaying at such a prestigious event. You will know this tree as my feature tree, it is my trusted Celtis Africana I wrote a blog about it’s progression https://bonsaiwithromano.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/celtis-africana-from-ugly-duckling-to-most-showed-tree-in-my-collection/ I have trimmed the tree and applied Oleum to the foliage to help protect it from pests. Seeing that… Continue reading Japan Day Countdown Part 3 (Final prep)