Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sutherland raptor run-in

Not much excitement driving up to the observatory this afternoon, until I got up Verlatekloof & all the raptors popped out!  Eventually persuaded this jackal buzzard to leave its perch & do a cruisy flyby...

Then a bit further along found a martial that was ready to go.  My arrival with a long lens was enough to send it on its way with much heavy flapping.

Fortunately she flew off along the Merweville road so I could chase after & be in position for a wonderful, inquisitive low pass :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

WAY too long since we've all celebrated a New Year in Cape Town - what fun!  The fireworks were superb - surely 2012 has to be a great year with a start like this :)