It’s spring time in South Africa. I am here visiting family, friends and came down to attend a wedding. Tomorrow I leave to go back to Barcelona, but before I jet off back to Europe, I wanted to share some the wonderful wildlife that I miss terribly when I’m in Spain. I was lucky enough to spend some time on the coast at my family’s home away home in Kenton-on-Sea, and the entire village is on fire with the coral trees. The house is situated on the river, and although there was an end of winter cold snap that kept us wrapped up, we were able to get out and about, with trips to the beach and up the beautiful Kariega River.
I had so much fun with my dads telephoto lens, taking photos of the myriad birds that live in the estuaries and that visited the Coral trees.
Kenton is a lovely area of the Eastern Cape, with many game reserves, hikes through the coastal forests, navigable rivers, fantastic vegetation, including giant Euphorbias and Aloes along the ridges of the river.
The Coral trees were magnificent, and the one right outside our house was filled with sunbirds, I counted three different kinds flitting through the branches, the flame coloured flowers bursting from the tips.