Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Johannesburg, December 2013

It was an interesting weekend to be in South Africa. The people still smiled quickly and danced and sang through their loss. Businesses were open and life went on. 

The media concentrated on Mandela’s legacy of freedom and forgiveness and it was clear that the light of his influence still burned brightly.

It will take a couple of days to collate and write the birdy posts from my visit, so please enjoy these pictures until then.

To the southeast of the city is a large area of reed beds known as Marievale Bird Sanctuary. Follow the link to previous posts.

A day in Pilanesberg brought 95 species of birds as well as Zebras, Rhinos and Elephants. Follow the link for a previous post if you can't wait for a few days.

The lions were seen in Krugersdorp Game Reserve to the west of Johannesburg.

“Nessi”, the juvenile Black Eagle at Walter Sisulu Botanic Gardens, is due to fledge very soon.  Africam operate Fledgewatch, a live streaming camera to view the nest. Go see a previous post here.

 Links will be made to the relevant posts once they are published.