Parent birds are faced with difficult options when one egg is delayed hatching. Continue reading Africa is not for the faint-hearted.
While conducting bird surveys for a wind farm development in the Eastern Cape we located a Verreaux’s Eagle nest on some West facing cliffs. Continue reading Cliff hanger
When we first drove into Elliot, it was at the end of the second stage of a long dashed trip from the Garden Route for an initial bird survey on a proposed wind farm. As we past the ‘Welcome to Elliot’ sign, the shadow of a Cape Vulture darkend our dashboard. I screeched to a halt, jumped out the car and focused my binoculars on … Continue reading The Guardians of Elliot
While doing bird surveys for proposed wind fams in South Africa, sometimes you need to be an innovative bush mechanic to repair your vehicle when traveling off road. Continue reading Off road repairs on a South African farm.
In the parched summer heat that silences the Karoo landscape, the only ephemeral escape is to plunge into the closest water reservoir. Unfortunately by the time you finish doing up the last button, it feels like you need to jump in again. But work calls and we have go watch a few birds. Loving being here. Continue reading Karoo reservoir plunge