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”

Sitting Target

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”

Rufous-tailed Palm-Thrush

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”

To be able to Fly

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”