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”
Love is to look through black and white glasses,
only to see colour.
Sea gulls have a way to annoy me. Just like certain humans don’t gel with me, sea gulls don’t gel with me. They can’t help it I suppose. Born loud and all over the show, robbers of the first degree and bullies to beat. That is how they survive, and that is the way itContinue reading “Sitting Target”
I have been after this little bugger for a very long time and I have to say, the joy was great when I finally found it sitting peacefully on a Makalani Palm branch. You know how you will have the perfect bird shot, but you either don’t have your camera with you or you haveContinue reading “Rufous-tailed Palm-Thrush”
As a child I often dreamed of being able to fly. Not with a drone or a plain, but like a bird. Quietly slicing through the air. Not in a mad dash like the song-bird, or heavy and unplanned like the pelican. More gracious and at ease like the eagle or even the swift. IContinue reading “To be able to Fly”