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”

Uitspoelsel

I wonder how much there is under the deep waters of the ocean that we have never seen or heard about? When I was a child, the Loch Ness Monster (Nessie) fascinated me. Today I’m more interested in the lurking secrets of the ocean. What I wouldn’t give to have a peek at the undiscoveredContinue reading “Uitspoelsel”