World Oceans Day 2018

It's World Oceans Day.   What’s your favourite sea creature? Perhaps it’s the beautiful turtle?  Then again who doesn’t love to see a pod of dolphins frolicking in the waves, or whales seemingly loafing around on the ocean surface?  I have a friend who loves...

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Albatrosses – Masters of the Air

I’ve always had a love affair with the ocean. First, it was swimming as a young girl with my dad to backline way past the other bathers.  Only once did we get into trouble when lifeguards had to haul us out.  It was more embarrassing than frightening. Then it was...

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Red-capped Robin-Chat

The 'old' name for a Red-capped Robin-Chat (Cossypha natalensis) is the Natal Robin.  To help me remember it's new name I called him RCRC (Red-Capped Robin-Chat). Every winter I wait for this stunning bird to visit.  He seems to move away during the summer months.  As...

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