Black Headed Heron

Ardea melancephela. In Afrikaans known as ‘Swartkopreier’.

Blue Crane

An impression of the National Bird of South Africa

A love affair

First the male Blue Crane (national bird of South Africa) calls for his wife. Then he shows himself followed by a love dance.

The low profile Blue Crane

A rare sighting (several pictures)

The Blue Crane is the national bird of South Africa. Only in very remote areas in my region you will see them with offspring. Luckily I have a consent of some farmers to go on their property. With their offspring Blue Cranes tend to keep away from public roads.  

Blue Crane chasing Guinea Fowls


Portraiture of a Blue Crane

Look how high I can jump

The grass is always greener …

… at the other side of the fence