Favourite bird magazine

Posted on Thu March 21, 2013 in Birding in Vaal Marina.

At Vaalnest Boutique Hotel at Vaal Marina at the Vaal Dam African Birdlife is one of our favourite magazines. (The tranquil setting of our hotel and the birding route at the Vaal Dam makes Vaalnest the perfect place for a weekend Vaal Dam break away for birders)
In the March/April issue we loved the binocular review of 2013
“Your must-have guide to that indispensable equipment! Peter Ryan and his team review and rate 40 pairs of the best binoculars currently on the market – in every price range.”
Other features in the magazine include:

Glut & Glory
Zambezi floodplain specials
Ace photographer Johann Grobbelaar revels in the sheer abundance of bird species to be found along the Zambezi River floodplain. Here he shares some of his favourite images of the specials of the area.

Camera Action
Observant photographers capture the moment. In this issue, bait-fishing by Little Bittern, and an African Harrier-Hawk hunting in suburbia.

Convergent Evolution
Binocular review 2013
Your must-have guide to that indispensable equipment! Peter Ryan and his team review and rate 40 pairs of the best binoculars currently on the market – in every price range.

House Martins make a home
Rod Randall records the unusual occurrence of Common House Martins, long considered to be non-breeding migrants to sub-Saharan Africa, nesting and successfully raising young in the Western Cape.

Undercover Agents
Several species of birds that occur in southern Africa have the habit of covering their eggs, either as a strategy to avoid predation or for insulation, and sometimes both.