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Olive Thrush Bird Video

Recently I filmed an Olive Thrush digging for a worm. He found quite a large grub, broke it into two pieces and swallowed it down. I had never seen something like that so close-up before and it was fun to watch. Here’s the video: A bit more about the Olive …

Pintailed Whydah Bird Video

The other day I filmed this Pin-Tailed Wydah which is a beautiful bird, especially the breeding male when its full tail plumage is present. I haven’t seen the Wydah is my area before, so it was quite a nice surprise to have him in my garden. Pin-tailed Whydahs are 12-13 …

Birding Video: Black Collared Barbet

Below is a video clip of some Black-Collard Barbets which I have filmed in a few different locations. The Black Collared Barbet is quite common in the Southern regions of Africa. It’s quite a cute-looking bird, with a big red head and neck. It obviously has a black ring (or …

Speckled Mousebird Video

I took this video of a Speckled Mousebird while spending the weekend at a seaside resort. It was sitting in a Bougain Villa eating some leaves, just asking for a quick camera shot. These birds are quite common in South Africa and Mozambique, and they like most types of habitat, …

Pied Kingfisher Video

Recently I spent some time at a sea-side resort in the Eastern Cape. During one of our walks along the beach we were privileged to witness a Pied Kingfisher in action as it hunted for a meal. The Kingfisher: Hovering while Hunting It hovered over the shallows of the ocean, …

Egyptian Geese Video

My wife and spent the last weekend at a picturesque river area; a nice picnic spot. We saw quite a few birds including two beautiful Egyptian Geese. I managed to get quite close to them on camera, using a 40x optical zoom. They sat on a rocky ledge preening themselves …

Let Life be the Enjoyment

Many people would suggest that in order to enjoy life, you would need to be reasonably well-off financially.  They desire possessions, believing that acquiring a certain item will bring joy with it. There is nothing wrong with setting material goals, or working towards buying yourself something ‘fun’.  We all want …

Woodpecker in the Forest

Over the weekend I went for a walk through a small forest with my wife. We were thoroughly amazed by the nature surrounding us;  there were hundreds of butterflies following us inquisitively, and monkeys chattering in the trees. We were soon stopped by a “knock-knocking” sound coming from the side of …