Things are closer than they appear.

While on a project observing for birds on a proposed wind farm near Mosselbay in the Southern Cape, we were visited by a pair of ostriches.

Harmless, they were entertainment for three hours as they pecked every shiny bit of chrome on our vehicle.

Once they had circled the car a few times their interest changed to objects inside the car. Through the open drivers window, they both pecked at the console instruments and my hands.

Except for a single peck on my arm while I was looking through my binoculars they were more of a nuisance than a threat.

Unfortunately the lighting was poor impeding any photo opportunities, but I couldn’t resist a snap when


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