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Another Lovely Bird  
   

Another Lovely Bird

The glossy starling was a very nice looking bird with its metallic cobalt plumage and yellow eyes. They were very common in the park.
On Safari in Kruger

June 3rd 2007
The image of Africa that I hold in my mind is one of grand wildernesses filled with strange and exotic animals. This image was formed mostly in my childhood with the help of the pages of National Geographic and the heavily abridged stories of Dr. Livingstone and Mr. Stanley's adventures in Africa that could be found in my school textbooks. Later, the African wildlife documentaries and the grand ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Mpumalanga » Kruger National Park

South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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