About to wind up this focus on birds. South Africa has a large number and variety of birds and it’s almost impossible to not notice both … especially when traveling with two friends who are quite aware and knowledgeable of these feathered creatures.

When driving through the countryside, it is so common to see birds perched on utility poles and fence posts or a tall piece of grass or reed. It’s almost as if they are waiting for someone to stop and notice them. We were happy to oblige.