Blogs

White-headed Petrel

Flock at Sea 2017

24 – 28 April 2017

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Our Strandfontein Big Year

1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017

Red-necked Buzzard

An expensive lifer

6 January 2017

Temminck's Stint

A wonderful week of birding

28 November – 2 December 2016

Bokmakierie

West Coast Wader Bashing

12 – 14 February 2016

Spotted Crake

Rounding up the crakes

31 January 2016

A New Year’s Gift

16 December 2015 – 4 January 2016

Mauritius Kestrel

Squeezing in a bit of birding in Mauritius

3 – 12 October 2015

The Happy Couple

A toast to a happy couple…and a lifer

4 – 6 September 2015

Noah looking for rockjumpers

A very small part of a very Big Year

25 July 2015

Orange-breasted Sunbird

67 birds

18 July 2015

We made it to the topOur mountain to climb

5 – 7 July 2015

Web-footed Gecko

A feast of reptiles in Swakopmund

2 – 5 July 2015

Sunset at Erongo

Magical Erongo

30 June – 2 July 2015

Black-faced Babbler

A lifer a long time in coming

26 – 30 June 2015

Honey BuzzardAn unexpected surprise

31 January 2015

Red-throated Pipit

Necessity is the mother of invention

19 January 2015

African Wood-owl

The Challenge gets serious (or is that “crazy”?)

11 December 2014

Lesser Flamingo

The Birding Big Day that wasn’t

1 November 2014

Franklin's Gull

The Franklin’s Fiasco

26 July 2014


Sentinel Rock Thrush

A challenge of a different sort

20 July 2014

A major milestone for Adam

7 July 2014

A Challenge fillip

29 June 2014

Flufftails and other “bogey birds”

28 April 2014

Easter on the West Coast

18 – 21 April 2014

Going just a little beyond the Challenge

6 April 2014

River Warbler-less

15 March 2014

Challenging the Overberg

8 March 2014

Getting in one more lifer for the year

15 December 2013

A birthday weekend in the bush

26-27 October 2013

Slangkop Tented Camp – a birthday campout

12 October 2013

A s”no”w show

31 August 2013

An Owlet award for Tommy

24 – 25 August 2013

A snake or two

11 August 2013

De-stressing at Cape Point

4 August 2013

Holiday time

30 June – 14 July 2013

Happy Father’s Day to me

15 – 17 June 2013

Jack on top of the world

9 June 2013

Timing is everything for a Cape Caco

5 June 2013

An antidote for cabin fever

26 May 2013

Struggling through Sani2C

15 – 18 May 2013

Local is Lekker

5 May 2013

Pretty Pleased with a Penguin

31 January 2013

Another Western Cape Crake

20 January 2013

2012 – A Buckham Year in Review

The Garden of Eden

17 December 2012

The Collared Flycatcher and my sad tale of woe

5 December 2012

 

A Mystery Solved

5 November 2012

The Mountains and the Mist

3 November 2012

A Perfect Party

27 October 2012

Easy Pickings…for a change

21 October 2012

The Buckhams go north

1 – 6 October 2012

They don’t call it Frog Mountain for nothing

27 – 30 September 2012

A few strange birthday presents

22 – 24 September 2012

The Karoo at its best

15 – 17 September 2012

Surprises everywhere

9 September 2012

A very wet Karoo

10 – 12 August 2012

The glass is half full

3 August 2012

What, another moss frog?

22 July 2012

Montane Marsh Frog and a few extras

15 July 2012

A very frustrating cuckoo

12 July 2012

Back to birding business

1 July 2012

A rainy night for a Rain Frog

27 June 2012

Cape Point – the frogging continues

24 June 2012

A Father’s Day frog

17 June 2012

A little birding time in Dublin

11-14 June 2012

Lots of firsts for the Buckhams
26 – 27 May 2012

Sani2C – third time lucky

17 – 19 May 2012

A break from the normal

13 May 2012

The Overberg and a proud dad

27 April – 1 May 2012

 The owl and the toad

22 April 2012

A Barbet bonus in Plett

31 March 2012

Little Crake – a first for everyone

22 March 2012

Back to the ordinary

18 March 2012

Sooty Falcon – in the Western Cape?

10 March 2012

Strandfontein – a needle in a haystack

26 February 2012

Kruger – birds, heat and a sting in the tail

10 – 14 February 2012

Of wagtails and sandpipers

15 January 2012

St Francis Bay – squeezing in some birding

17 December 2011 – 8 January 2012

George – a few more lifers

11 December 2011

Breaking some atlassing boundaries

27 November – 1 December 2011

Double Century – that’s 200kms, not 200 birds…

26 November 2011

Kirstenbosch Gardens – a one bird wonder

15 November 2011

Wines to Whales – more mountain biking

11 – 13 November 2011

West Coast National Park – Adam gets his wings

5 November 2011

Knersvlakte – these birders are crazy

7 – 9 October 2011

Busy, busy Buckhams

2 October 2011

Silvermine – Hard work for a lifer

25 September 2011

Greyton – Birding Again

17 – 18 September 2011

Emma Katherine Buckham

7 September 2011

The Imminent Arrival

3 September 2011

Sir Lowry’s Pass – Rockjumpers and Wagon Trails

7 August 2011

Birthday over birding

30 July 2011

Wolseley – a Weekend with Family

24 July 2011

Simple stuff at Strandfontein

17 July 2011

Paarl – Back on Terra Firma

10 July 2011

Cape Town Pelagic – Feeding the Fish

9 July 2011

Plettenberg Bay – cold and muddy

1-3 July 2011

Kruger National Park – Back to the Bush

26 – 28 May 2011

Sani2C – Biking, not birding

19 – 21 May 2011

Mother’s Day – Kirstenbosch and Intaka

8 May 2011

Nature’s Valley – Fruits of the forest

30 April 2011

West Coast National Park – Just birding

27 April 2011

Plettenberg Bay – Birding and biking heaven

25 April 2011

Battered by the wind, but successful

17 April 2011

A mixed bag of Birds and Balls

10 April 2011

Rooi Els – Penguins and Warblers

2 April 2011

Strandfontein – forgetting my cricketing woes

27 March 2011

Velddrif – pushing beyond 400

20 – 21 March 2011 

Bontebok National Park – Camping with the Buckhams

6 March 2011

Twitching the Yellow Wagtail

13 February 2011

Raptor watching in Paarl

6 February 2011

Leisurely listing adds a few species

16 January 2011

Kei Mouth – Battling the weather

3 January 2011

St Francis Bay – Atlassing at pace

28 December 2010

Like father like son – three generations chase the Golden Pipit

18 December 2010 

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