Monthly Archives: September 2014

exploring Nyanga River track

A photographic trek to the forests and savannas near Nyanga River with Shweta and Shivangi on Thursday September 25 revealed a landscape of visual opportunities. The sand track leaves the tarmac halfway between Gamba and Mayonami, winding across savannas, through … Continue reading

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African cuckoo

Another beautiful bird caught my eye while walking through a wooded savanna. In flight it looked like a small falcon with pointed wings and rapid wingbeat, gliding low above the savanna grasses. It returned to its perch and by approaching … Continue reading

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Black-bellied bustard

Exploring Vera Plaines last Sunday, Paul and I came across a Black-bellied bustard sneaking through the savanna. It is a large bird about the size of a turkey. She seemed to prefer running away and hiding, rather than taking flight. … Continue reading

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Cool temperatures, low humidity, and light, hazy clouds typical of Gabon’s dry season mark the beginning of a pleasant Saturday morning as we caravan north to a mangrove habitat near Pointe Pedras. The mangroves border lagoons along the coast. Those … Continue reading

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breakfast with Paradise flycatcher

Lisa and I have been fortunate the past few mornings to share breakfast with a Paradise flycatcher. ┬áHe has been collecting little insects from the trees in front of our patio, then fluttering off to presumably feed a nest of … Continue reading

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