Monthly Archives: February 2016

Blue-breasted bee-eater

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poaching in Gamba

A new trail cuts through the tall savanna grasses in Vera Plaines, ending abruptly at the forest edge. Not a good sign, I think, as curiosity leads me to a slash opening in the forest wall. A narrow footpath disappears into … Continue reading

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Didric cuckoos

A pair of cuckoos appeared in the garden today. Didric cuckoos. I rarely see these secretive birds. Lately we have been having an explosion of caterpillars in the garden, and this seems to be bringing the cuckoos down into the … Continue reading

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Four chicks, three hens, and a snake

Four chicks, standing in the middle of the laterite track looking helpless and vulnerable brought our drive across the Vera Plaines savannas to a stop on Sunday afternoon. Lisa, Tina and myself were returning from an early morning walk along the Kachimba … Continue reading

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