National Bird of South Africa …

… as pictured some years ago by me.

The Blue Crane is one of my favourite birds. They are shy but if they get to know you you can get pretty close. Most pictures shot with a 135mm lens.

There are hundreds ….

… of Blue Cranes if you know where to find them.

Somewhere, hidden on a (very) private landscape in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa there are at least a few hundred year round. The National bird of South Africa is classified as vulnerable but people in the field (farmers, etc.) have the idea that the population of Blue Cranes in increasing again.