Birds at home

I am very fortunate to live in an amazing valley close to a conservation area, where over 120 bird species have been recorded. I will update this post with new additions as I get them, but here are some that I have managed to get pics of: Palm nut vulture - not a great pic! but previously only found up the north coast near the Mtunzini area, but a pair have nested in Westville, hence my quite rare sighting! IMG_3321.JPG Grey headed bush shrike (Jan 14) - I hear this guy regularly but haven't managed to get a pic of him before - not great focus but happy to have found him! IMG_3263.JPG Fish eagle fly-by - regular visitor Eagle overhead Upside down white eye White eye Purple crested turaco - these stunning birds visit my yard on an almost daily basis, but are incredibly hard to photograph, they never sit still!! Purple crested turaco Some more images from today - 20 Sept 14 Village Weaver, daily visitor Masked Weaver Cape Canary Cape Canary Red backed Mannikin     Red Backed Mannikin November 14 Red billed wood hoopoe & nest Red billed wood hoopoe Red billed wood hoopoe nest This unusual coloured barbet is nesting at one of my neighbour's house. From what I can see it seems to be a black collared barbet but without the black collar;) Black collared less barbet


I am a guide and tour operator based in Durban in South Africa