Tag: <span>wild bird photography</span>

Brazil – Just Jaguars

The Journey  On the 29th October 2018 we set off on our Naturetrek, small group wildlife holiday to Brazil’s Pantanal, in search of jaguars. The journey from Norfolk to Heathrow always seems to take forever, but after parking in the long stay we were on our way. We were flying with Latin American Airlines, a…


Karongwe – Day one

After a five hour drive our next stop was Karongwe staying at Chisomo Tented Camp. The Karongwe landscape was dominated by a backdrop of the Drakensberg mountains. We were staying for three nights at the Chisomo tented camp in very spacious luxury tents raised on stilts above the ground. Wildlife had free access through the…


Mapungubwe UNESCO World Heritage Site

The next morning it was another early start, back to Mapungubwe NP. This time to visit Jackal Hill a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here in the 9th century Iron Age, the first known Bantu settlement was established in South Africa. Over time Mapungubwe  developed into the largest kingdom in the sub continent before it was…


Entabeni Safari Conservancy – Day 3

Our last day at Entabeni and so far we had seen three of the big five, Elephants, Rhino and Lions. The plan was an early start and a search for Cheetahs. Once again a drive down from the upper escarpment along the narrow precipitous track. The Cheetahs were thought to be at the farthest boundary…


Entabeni Safari Conservancy – Day 1

Gys, our guide greeted us after our long, over night flight from Heathrow to Johannesburg. There we met up with the other 12 members of the group and boarded our coach. It was a 4 hour drive up to the Entabeni Game Reserve, the first stop on our trip.  Entabeni is in the Waterberg Mountains…


Keoladeo National Park

Having spent the last ten days in fairly remote locations, Bharatpur also know as Keoladeo National Park wasn’t quite what we were expecting. We knew that the wetland sanctuary had been created some 250 years ago, initially as a hunting ground for the maharajahs of Bharatpur. There were duck shoots  organised yearly in honor of…


River Chambal National Park

The overnight train journey passed without incident and we arrived in Agra. We spent a day with the crowds  visiting the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Then it was time to say good bye to three members of the group. Our next stop was the River Chambal. This was an area that we knew…


Parrot Crossbills in Thetford Forest

Last week I heard Steven Fry liken some aspects of the internet to a modern day Pandora’s box, containing many of the evils of the world. However, it does have some great benefits. One being if some interesting wildlife appears in your local area the word soon gets out. This was the case last week…


In search of a Tiger

The next two days seemed to fall into a familiar pattern of an early morning call at 4.45am, followed by coffee and biscuits. Then we got into the jeeps, collected the park guides and presented passports at the gate. Over the two days we used either the Tala or Madhgi areas. The focus of the…


Redshanks vs Spotted Redshanks

Redshanks are a common wader found, year-round, on the marshes of the north Norfolk coast. At any time of year, on a visit to  RSPB Titchwell, Snettisham or the NWT Holme Dunes you often see redshanks probing their bills into the mud for insects, worms, and crustaceans. This year has even seen them returning to breed…