European Herring Gull

European Herring Gull

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Eurasian Spoonbill

Eurasian Spoonbill

Two weeks ago we camped on the island of Texel. Texel hosts the largest and oldest colony of spoonbills in the Netherlands. We spotted this…

Vulture Picnic

Lappet-faced Vultures, White-backed Vultures and Marabou Stork on a kill in the Kruger National Park. It was quite far away, we couldn’t see what they…

Birdwatching at Lake Panic

Lake Panic Bird Hide is a lovely lazy way to watch wildlife in Kruger National Park. You’ll get great views of hippos and crocs, bushbuck…

Saddle-billed Stork

This is a male Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis). It has dark brown eyes. A female has yellow eyes. Saddle-billed storks are huge. They can reach…

Hamerkop

The Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), also known as Hammerkop,Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead, is a medium-sized wading bird (56 cm…

Fowl

The Crested Guineafowl and Helmeted Guineafowl are the two species of guineafowl found in Southern Africa. If you want to see Crested Guineafowl in Kruger…

First bird of the year

My first bird of 2011, the much loved or despised Hadeda Ibis, woke me up around 5.30 a.m on January 1, 2011.  If you have…

Pay fish to pass

A Yellow-billed stork & a Green-backed heron were fishing from the low-level bridge at Shingwedzi. The stork especially was not letting any car interfere with…

Sleepy Head

Vlieland | Augustus 2010, originally uploaded by gwendolen. This herring gull was our neighbour when we camped at Stortemelk on the island of Vlieland. It…