Bird watching, Birds, Expat, South Africa

The South African Hadeda Alarm Clock

The culture here in South Africa is one of 'early to bed and early to rise'. Is it because the sun rises so early? No, it's because of the delightful hadeda bird that serves as a daily alarm clock. If you are lucky the alarm will be sustained and provided in surround sound by multiple… Continue reading The South African Hadeda Alarm Clock

Bird watching, Birds, Johannesburg, South Africa

High Maintenance Chick and other South African Birds

I have a confession.  Since moving to South Africa I have become a bit of Twitcher.  To clarify for any of you not familiar with the term, it’s a colloquialism for bird watcher.  Mr Incredible gleefully insists that this is middle age trumpeting, hooting and twittering its’ arrival.  Not so, say I, just one of the… Continue reading High Maintenance Chick and other South African Birds