The Note Keepers

If Pelicans are my favorite ocean birds, then Secretary birds are my favorite land birds. Loooove these guys. Don’t ask me why, I just do. As a kid I always wondered where they store all the notes they keep as secretaries…. ©Mariette du Toit, 2011, The Note Keeper As pelikane my gunsteling see-voëls is, isContinue reading “The Note Keepers”

Chaos Theory

When any group or bunch of animals stand around the waterhole it looks, well, normal. Not so with the zebra. Something always looks off and I have a funny feeling it is something to do with their stripes… What do you figure? © Mariette du Toit, Not Perfectly Aligned, 2011 Sebras langs ‘n watergat isContinue reading “Chaos Theory”

Namibia as a Birding Destination

Birding locations are usually associated with thick forests like Brazil or wild coasts like you find along the coast of Isle of Skye. A semi-desert environment can’t really be all that great for birding, right? Well, what do you know… when it rains in Namibia, the birds come to decorate our skies and trees. AContinue reading “Namibia as a Birding Destination”

When it rains

A lot of people, when they visit Namibia, want to visit during the winter because of the cooler weather. But also because when they think wet season, they think European rain… weeks, days of endless down pouring. Grey, dim light and no sunshine. But in Namibia it doesn’t rain like that. We have one awesomeContinue reading “When it rains”