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African Cuckoo by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Northern Cape Birding
The large-eyed faces of three Southern White-Faced Owl chicks starred down at me with inquisitive bobbing heads from the upper branches of a dense acacia tree and as I turned my head to the left to look into the adjacent tree, I also noticed a Pearl-Spotted Owlet peering out at me from a hollow in the knarled branch of...
White-Backed Vulture taking off by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Northern Cape Birding
White-backed Vultures circled high overhead, casting dark shadows that sped over the ground and became ever larger as the birds began their plummet to the ground with flared wings and low hanging legs and feet. I sat dead still, afraid to make the slightest movement in case the wily birds caught an indication of my presence. First, one bird...
Pririt Batis by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Northern Cape Birding
Drought clawed the landscape as an oppressive hot wind formed whirlwinds that sped across the parched and desolate open areas and yet, there was a promise of change as thunderclouds built up all around and rumbled in anticipation of shedding their life giving loads. I had stopped in the middle of a gravel plain in the Rooipoort Nature Reserve...
Desert Cisticola by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Northern Cape Birding
Mokala National Park was officially proclaimed in 2007, making it one of South African National Park’s newest conservation areas and at 27500 hectares, it gains its name after the Tswana word for the magnificent Camel Thorn Acacias, that were prominent features across the diverse landscape.
Karoo Thrush by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Northern Cape Birding
Pale pink Greater Flamingos waded in the shallows in their hundreds, while in the skies above v-flights of heavy-thumping winged Great White Pelicans flew in to land, sliding onto the water with feet acting as giant skids. In the shallows, Glossy Ibis, Marsh Sandpiper, Greenshank, Ruff, Common Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Pied Avocet and Black-Winged Stilts all bustled around...
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