Pied Kingfisher

In 2007 we returned to South Africa for a three weeks visit. A good deal of that time we spent in game reserves. It was in the Mkuze reserve in the northern part of KwaZulu Natal that we came across a, not much used, observation platform. from There we saw several Pied Kingfishers. I found them totally fascinating and have often since thought of spending time just making a project of photographing them.
Camera Nikon D2X
Lens Nikon 200 – 400 mm

Hawfinch in our garden

On occasions we are graced by a visit of a Hawfinch in our garden. It is a beautiful bird. The pattern and the colours of its feathers are stunning and its impressive beak strong enough to crack the stone of a cherry. This one was resting before flying to our bird feeder.
Camera Nikon D7100