09 October 2017

40+ Bird Species Captured Around Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Red-Eye Dove - 35 Bird Species Captured Around Woodbridge Island
Red-Eyed Dove
I've created the Woodbridge Island Photography initiative for photographing some local landscapes, seascapes and for the beautiful birds on / around the island.

Up to date I've captured 40+ species of most of the wild birds on / around Woodbridge Island / Milnerton Golf Course and the adjacent Table Bay Nature Reserve. There are still a few left and am sure there will be a few new arrivals in the near future.


So far, for 2017, Ive added the the Red-Eyed Dove and the Red-Winged Starling and I'm aware of at least two unrecorded duck species (for the Woodbridge Island Index).

The larger Caspian terns and the very elusive Malachite kingfisher are currently the latest species captured in the Woodbridge Island and extended nature reserve area.

A list of the bird species with links to where exactly they feature on the Woodbridge Island Photography website can be found here Woodbridge Island Bird Species

Birds in Flight Photography: Confused Seagull Woodbridge Island
Most Memorable Bird in Flight Capture Series 2015
During the first test with a new Canon EOS 70D / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens combination I was confronted with very poor weather / light conditions.

On my way home I noticed a seagull dropping an egg or a shell in the water and collecting it from the lagoon. I captured this monotonous behaviour and only after post-processing the image realised it was a golf ball most probably stolen from the adjacent Milnerton Golf Club.


View all four images Confused Seagull Woodbridge Island

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Birds in Flight Photography: wift Tern Dropping Breakfast Woodbridge Island
Most Memorable Bird in Flight Capture Series 2016 / 17
2016 did not really offer any images that warranted any special publication notice, but on a Sunday mid-morning after all other photographers have left I captured this series.

A swift tern struggling to keep his fresh caught fish in his beak. It all happened so fast and only really saw the root of his struggle at the end of the capture series. Credit to the Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens for very good tracking and Autofocus.



Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery