With the walking track to the gannets closed the only way to get to the Cape Kidnappers gannet colony is via Gannet Safaris – Overland.  They have air-conditioned four wheel drive buses that take you through the Cape Kidnappers Station out to the colony.  I have done this trip many times now and each time […]

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Today I headed off to the wetlands to photograph some of the cutest chicks I know of.  The dabchick is from the grebe family and as they are pretty much a full time water bird, once their chicks hatch they ride on the backs of their parents.  These two chicks were probably the smallest dabchick […]

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The year has barely started and already I am clocking up a bunch of ‘firsts’.  One of this week’s highlights is a secretive little bird that I have never seen before other than in photographs. The spotless crake is much smaller than I expected , and indeed much smaller than it looks in these images. […]

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Christmas eve and all my chores and shopping complete, I decided to go and have some chill out time with the falcons. All the other photogs were busy and I was there alone. I kept my eye on the nest area and didn’t see any movement. The two parent birds were high up on the […]

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