I continue to draw off my library of photographs.
Waxbills, Buntings, Pytillias, Twinspots, Finches and Mannikins
Often when driving along the roads of Kruger, small birds will pop up from the roadside ahead and dart off into the shelter of nearby vegetation. So small are they, that one can easily be unaware of this beautiful world lying at one’s feet. It pays to travel slowly and scan the roadside ahead for these little jewels. Only through a pair of good binoculars can one appreciate them. Take note as well of the little birds feeding on the floor in the camps.
Once, during the dry season, at the Matjulu waterhole near Bergendal, I made a small puddle of water in the vehicle turning circle by bringing along cannisters of water from camp. What entertainment I then had from the array of exquisite birds that arrived to drink. I make note of which of the following photographs were taken at this very puddle.
Green-winged Pytillia (Melba Finch)
Don Barclay Jul 24, 2022 at 9:58 am
What a stunning array of the smaller birds Richard – will certainly be on the lookout for some of them when I visit in November!
Dianne Lyall Jul 24, 2022 at 1:26 pm
Very interesting and informative. Thank you.
Gill Ainslie Jul 24, 2022 at 10:17 pm
Thank you so much
Richard Grant Jul 25, 2022 at 6:03 pm
Lots more to come Gill.
Jenny Cooper Jul 25, 2022 at 7:29 am
Absolutely stunning! Thank you
Relda Marx Jul 25, 2022 at 10:04 am
Very informative, thank you. Beautiful colourful little birds we often drive by. Stunning photos.
Richard Grant Jul 25, 2022 at 6:02 pm
Thanks Relda. Hope you and the family are well.