11 June 2014

Birding in the RSA - Ostriches

It is easy to take these birds for granted, because they are fairly common and have also been domesticated. So, you've seen one ostrich you've seen them all. I find them fascinating birds and always have time to stop for a photograph.

Domesticated ostrich photographed on the side of the road near Oudtshoorn.


These ostriches are taking the gap at the Camdeboo National Park.

6 comments:

janiceadcock said...

Well, it is not a bird I see every day! Thanks for the closeup!

Jo said...

How did you manage to get such a close-up as the first image? Normally the ostriches on that- and any other -stretch of the road "take the gap" when we pass. Do you think it's the roar of our motor cycle? LOL

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous portrait of this amazing bird.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography of the ostriches ~ one of nature's gems ~ for SWF ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Pat said...

Fabulous birds. I love the close up shot.

Judy said...

Amazing close-up!!!
What do the young birds look like, byw? For those of us on another continent...