Hovering Pied KF.  A Pied Kingfisher hovers above water aiming for its next meal | Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM : rietvlei, workshop, wildlife, bif, bird, sky, blue, wings  The Tawny  A BiF shot with my 1st AF DSLR post film MF SLR and a "film" lens in 2009 at BOPC Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, South Africa | Sigma 75-300mm DG APO f/4.5-5.6 AF-D : bif, bird, flight, eagle, tawny, workshop  African Fish Eagle takeoff  Sighting the AFE I asked the guide to stop at a particular spot and wait there. Setup the cameras on our clamps and watched the bird through the viewfinder. The wind changed favourably and the AFE took off parrallel to us. Savute Swamp, Okavango Delta, Botswana. | Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM : fish, eagle, african, bif, bird, flight, bw, botswana  African Spoonbill on final  Dawn at a local waterhole and this African Spoonbill makes a graceful entrance in beautiful golden light. Mokaikai, Waterberg, Limpopo Province, South Africa. | Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG APO HSM : spoonbill, mabula, waterberg, bif, flight, bird  OSV Mascot  A Southern Carmine Bee-eater flies alongside our bouncing and lurching OSV catching disturbed insects. Savute Swamp, Okavango Delta, Botswana. | Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM : bif, bird, flight, carmine, bee-eater, osv, insect 
Up up and away  A composite (mutliple) shot of adult and juvenile Southern Carmine Bee-eaters with Dad taking off to go find food for jnr., Kruger National Park, South Africa. v2 | Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM with 2.0x TeleConverter : carmine, bee-eater, knp, kruger, bif, flight  Burst of fright  A Knob-billed Duck loses it's nerve and takes flight. Savute Swamp, Okavango Delta, Botswana. | Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM with 2.0x TeleConverter : bif, bird, duck, knob-billed, duck, flight, water  Dwarf Bittern flyby  A tiny rare Dwarf Bittern belts past us in the OSV. Savute Swamp, Okavango Delta, Botswana. | Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM : dwarf, bittern, bif, bird, flight  Loner  3 solid days spent getting up early to be at the Vulture hide but despite this dedication most of the vultures we came to see  remained high in the sky. One loner, this Cape griffon (Cape vulture) came down to inspect the carcasses but he must have been quite full and soon left. Golden Gate Highlands Nat. Park, Free State, South Africa. | Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM with 2.0x TeleConverter : bif, bird, flight, white-backed, vulture  Arrival  A White Backed Vulture arrives at a kill. Kruger Nat. Park. Mpumalanga, South Africa | Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM : bif, bird, flight, vulture, cape, white-backed 
Hasty escape  This Rufous-bellied Heron is seldom seen unless flushed. Savute Swamp, Okavango Delta, Botswana. | Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM with 2.0x TeleConverter : rufous-bellied, heron, bif, bird, flight  Emoyeni  A rare glimpse of a Black Eagle in the heart of the city at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort, Gauteng Province, South Africa | Sigma 120300mm f28 EX DG APO OS HSM : black, eagle, bif, flight, sky, blue