Steve Peck is an enthusiastic bird photographer and avid "twitcher" who has been birding all his life. Born in the UK but moved to South Africa over 10 years ago, he has birded all over the Western Cape and specifically the Overberg region before settling in the Wheatbelt area in the sleepy town of Napier.
This area of the Overberg is a place full of iconic South African birds.
Little Brown Jobs are in abundance along the dirt roads criss-crossing the farmlands, from Larks, Pipits, Cisticolas to the endemic Agulhas Long-billed Lark all make their home here.
South Africa's national bird the Blue Crane can be seen all year around here, feeding in the wheatfields next to Denhams Bustards, Spur-winged Geese and even the Karoo Korhaan if you are lucky!
A dozen or more different raptors have been sighted, from the Steppe and Jackal Buzzards, Lanner and Peregrine Falcons to the majestic Secretary bird and African Fish and Martial Eagles.
Always around are the African Stonechats, Red-capped larks, Capped Wheatear, Red & Yellow Bishops, Pied Starlings and Helmeted Guineafowl.
So why not check out and like my Facebook page, Napier Birding to see a photographic selection of other birds you could encounter in this area.
So come and join me explore this area, its a great opportunity to add some "lifers" to your list.
Sign up to one of my guided tours and let me show you what this area has to offer!
Just click on the "Guided Bird Tours" heading to check out availability and prices.