Is been hard to keep up with Blogging this last 3 days, I have been so busy seeing and photographing birds in all sorts of habitats. On Saturday the Cape Pelagic trip was postponed due to really windy weather but fortunately by Sunday it cleared up. With a spare day I visited the Kistenboch Botanical gardens, well known not only for it's gardens but also for its birds. This is a Garden Of Eden by another name, a gorgeous, sumptious green oasis of more than a thousand acres nesting at the foot of the mountains that are such a feature of Cape Town. I managed some of the best photos of the trip with Orange-breasted Sunbird, Anthobaphes violacea being a real treat and I was so excited to see it and even more so to get a good collection of pictures.
This lovely little bird was still feeding youngsters, one was nearby. Here, the bird dropped a spider or weevle that it had found amongst the dead head of a flower.
I have hundreds of other photos of both Karoo Prinia and lots of others of Sunbirds including other species, but at present there is just not enough time to post or write about them.
Sunday was brilliant, the height of my birding career. On the ocean going trip I saw and photographed Shearwaters, Albatross as well as Petrels, a fabulous, if not a dangerous experience in a boat far too small for the conditions really. But never the less exciting and rewarding. Heres a taster or two.