Articles Tagged 'Bird'

Rainbow Lorikeet

For quite a while now, I have been photographing the rainbow lorikeets which visit our garden. Our garden consists of mostly native Australian plants and trees, and the rainbow lorikeets particularly love to feed on the grevillea bushes we have. We are fortunate to have these colourful birds visit our garden almost daily, and often [ read more ]

Third Visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park

Welcome to 2020. Early into the year, we made a third visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park, this time with some family members who had come to visit and stay with us for a few weeks.  It was their first time to the park, and they enjoyed it immensely. On previous visits, I have been able [ read more ]

Maasai Mara 2019: Observations and Comparisons

In the African wilderness, every day is different.  Every game drive is different.  Every encounter and experience is different.  That is what makes it so amazing and exciting. As I have chronicled in recent articles, we spent a fantastic seven days (which is too few!) in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya in June of [ read more ]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 7 of 7

Our final day in the Maasai Mara had arrived, and our trip was soon to be over. We had just the one morning game drive, before the unpleasant familiarity of packing and returning to Mara North Airstrip for the undesirable but necessary flight back to Nairobi. After grabbing our gear and signalling for the Maasai [ read more ]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 4 of 7

Our fourth day of this trip to the Maasai Mara was to be largely spent as an all-day trip to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, south of Mara North Conservancy, and north of the Kenya-Tanzania border. A day or two earlier, Mario had decided that it would be worth visiting the Maasai Mara National Reserve [ read more ]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 2 of 7

On our second day in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya during our Africa trip of 2019, we rose early in preparation for a hot drink around the camp fire with Mario, Francis and the Elephant Pepper Camp crew, before setting out into the plains in the darkness. Our plan for this morning, and indeed [ read more ]