Down by the river bird photography on the Amanzimtoti and Illovo Rivers in KwaZulu-Natal. Visiting these two rivers regularly some photography shares from the past 3 years.
All photography is my own (please ask permission before you use any of my photography) Photography taken with either Canon PowerShot A530 or Canon EOS 500D
Keeping with A – Z Down by the River Photography
African darter sitting out in the early morning sun waiting to dive in for breakfast.
African fisheagle more reddish in colouring than the previous ones I have seen.
Black kite I may have this one wrong, we do have many Yellow-billed kites but this one appeared different in colouring. Photo was not great either.
Black-headed heron along the river, scouring the grassy area for something to eat.
Blacksmith lapwing Fiercely protective of their territory, will dive bomb you and perform when you go near.
Brown-hooded kingfisher All along the river walks these pretty birds are seen going about their day.
Egyptian goose Family enjoying the freedom of the waters.
Fork-tailed drongo Jet black against a gray sky looking out for grass hoppers or anything moving in the grass.
Goliath heron we have a couple on both rivers that we have seen from time to time.
Green-woodhoopoe very noisy, very fast flying from tree to tree. I chased after them camera in hand and managed to get a shot of their awesome beaks.
Hadedah ibis no photography will arrive down here and not get a photo of this morning, afternoon, evening alarm clock. A noisy guy is he and gets everyone up in the neighbourhood bright and early!
Little egret brilliant white against the background.
Woolley-necked storks have become a common sight on the rivers, their numbers have grown significantly over the past few years.
Yellow-billed duck very seasonal visitor arriving to have their young at the beginning of our spring.
Mud party time with African spoonbill and Sacred ibis sloshing around together.
Join me in future adventures some of birds, flowers and animals in South Africa.
Though the sky belongs to the bird it can’t fly when it’s raining. – African Proverb
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