Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Kirstenbosch Capers





More images from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - all "cape" birds. From the top: cape batis, cape francolin, cape bulbul and cape white-eye.
I had expected the photography to be much easier than it actually was at KBC, and did not have any luck with sunbirds nor sugarbird.
The cape batis shot was literally a grab shot as this bird flicked past and the cape white-eye and bulbul were record shots as they tended to keep high up (bulbul) or feed actively and too close! (white-eye). The cape francolin was much more obliging, stopping off for a dust bath inbetween feeding with its' family.


2 comments:

Newton Stringer said...

Those Batis are superb !! I saw a couple of Senegal Batis in Gambia, what top birds !

Dave said...

Hi Again
Another place I will be visiting, hopefully the birds are a little kinder to me.... lol