If someone had told me fifteen years ago that I would travel to Uganda and paddle in a pirogue through papyrus beds in search of a Shoebill Stork, I would have laughed derisively and in utter disbelief. I did, I saw not one but two, and have that memory as just one among the many that birding has given me.

In the last few years I have been fortunate enough to travel to South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, The Gambia, Senegal and most recently, Kenya.

My photographic records vary from abysmal to passable and in this section will be found an  assortment! Some images are for interest only and unsuitable for reproduction or enlargement, however they are reminders for me of some memorable holidays.

              Birds of The Gambia  

                  and Senegal 


                  South Africa   



            The Gambia and Senegal

                     General Interest