One of the most beautiful and sought after birds in South Africa, the Narina Trogon will forever be a truly exciting bird to view. I had heard about a nest site of a pair of Trogons and haven’t ever seen this bird before I set out with my camera and binoculars to try my luck. Not long after looking I came across the tree in which I had been told they where nesting in, and soon after I found a hole perfectly fitting the nest site location. Unpatiently and maybe a little too eager I proceeded to climb up the tree to peer in and make sure this is what I was after. Almost falling out of the tree with amazement and excitement, I was gifted a sight of 2 golden gaped Trogon chicks eyes still closed and completely helpless. The adult Trogons clearly where not around so I set myself up in a comfortable position near the nest site and sat and waited in patience for these beautiful birds to make an appearance. After an uncomfortable 45 minutes or so , a flash of green passed over my head in the direction of the nest, i knew what this ‘flash’ was and I somehow managed to compose myself and slowly life my camera in order to take a photo. A male sat posed on the overhanging stemfruit branch with a mantid kill that he had caught for the chicks in the nest. The oppurtunity could not have been better and I had the privelledge of photographing him for some time. This was one of the most memorable moments I have ever had viewing and searching for a bird, and an afternoon in the Waterberg i wont ever forget.