Western Cape sightings - Jan 2008

Hi All, Whilst on tour last week a few Lesser Kestrels were seen on the plateau of Therons Pass hawking insects in the cut wheat fields. I assume they were from the Ceres…
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North Western Namibia

Hi All, just returned from an 11day trip with 3 great friends to the Northern and Western Namibia and thought I should post a short note about our birding etc. Route was Cape…
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Report: Northern Cape birding November 2007

I have just returned from a 10 trip to the dry west and Kalahari Nat Park with South African clients. The weather was warm with a max of 37C but mostly around 30C…
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Bird ID - Can anyone id this Lark taken by a client in March 2007?

This bird is unknown. Seen at a water trough between Kenhardt and Brandvlei. Very pale buffy colour and came to the water trough at the same time as 12 Sclaters Larks. Could it…
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Tanqua Mountain Views

Hi All, I did a quick one day trip to the flowering Tanqua on Saturday 26th August. The veld was STILL in excellent shape, in fact new flowers were in evidence from the…
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Tanqua in flower 2006 - Part 2

I have again been to the Tanqua with clients this past week and what a show it still is! Another set of yellow flowers are open, this being the third since July. The southern…
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Tanqua in flower 2006

Flowers in the Tanqua are out early this year, click to see more images. Flowers in the Tanqua are out early this year, click to see more images. Click on the images to…
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A Little bit of Larking about in Northern Cape, South Africa

I took a group of   clients birding at the end of April to the Northern Cape to locate some of the endemics and other   local birds. After planning it, it turned…
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Cape Eagle Owl and Freckled Nightjar

I took a group of friends into the Western Cape mountains in the late afternoon so as to be around when the night birds emerged. The target was the Cape Eagle Owl which…
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Birding Fun Day - Tygerberg Bird Club

This past weekend we had our annual 24 hour ‘Birding Fun Day’ at our Tygerberg Bird Club. This is an event to encourange and teach other not so good birders when and how…
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Little Blue Heron and others...

Yesterday we took a client to Papendorp (near Vredendal on west coast, Western Cape) to see the American 'Little Blue Heron'. We arrived and first scanned the mudflats and channels for some time…
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Tanqua Birding in August

I spent a pleasant 3 days in the Tanqua Karoo with 5 clients last week. The weather was very comfortable for this time of the year and we had no cold wind to…
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The morning started cool and rainy...

The morning started cool and rainy... but cleared up enough to take some early morning shots along Clarens Drive to Rooi-els and Bettys Bay. The road around Klein Hangklip was still in shadow…
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Birding and photography in the Cape Town area - 2005

The Orange-breasted, Southern Double-collared Sunbirds and Cape Sugarbirds were in their finery at Kirstenbosch as it was their breeding time. Many Erica and Protea species were in flower and made the approach to…
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