Peter Chadwick

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Cape Glossy Starling juvenile by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
KwaZulu Natal Birding
Arriving at any new birding destination always brings with it a sense of anticipation, especially when I arrive in the early morning when the veld is still fresh and crisp and birds are active and easily located through their calling. Arriving at the entrance to the Spioenkop Nature Reserve, situated in the heart of the Anglo Boer War Battlefields,...
Cape Longclaw by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
KwaZulu Natal Birding
Just off the western side of the busy N3 highway that links Gauteng with Durban, lies the towering mountains of the Drakensberg. This mountain range is one of my favourite birding destinations. Not only is this because of the many endemics found there but also because of the breath taking scenery, the incredible peace and most of all the...
Red-backed Mannikin by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
KwaZulu Natal Birding
Too often we set off into the distance without realising that on our doorstep lie some fantastic birding destinations. One of my favourites is the KwaZulu Natal Botanical Gardens that are in the heart of Pietermaritzburg and from where rushing cars, trains and other city sounds may well be heard but within the gardens is an amazing array of...
Ringed plover by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
KwaZulu Natal Birding
The small flock of Common Waxbills that had been feeding on the seeds of long wavy grass stems flew off in panic as dozens of rushing dusty cattle came bellowing up the dirt track. Above them thousands of Barn Swallows swooped and dipped after the black swarm of flies that were accompanying the cattle. Cattle Egrets ran rapidly alongside,...
KwaZulu Natal Birding
Sea......saw, See..... saw emanated softly from the dark dense undergrowth a few meters away. I could barely discern the outline of the calling Red-Capped Robin-Chat as the light drops of rain pattered down on the thatch roof of the rondavel from where I was viewing the bird through an open window. Without a breath of wind, the peacefulness...
Buff-streaked chat by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
KwaZulu Natal Birding
Cobham Nature Reserve lies an easy one and a half hours away from Pietermaritzburg and is to my mind one of the best gateways in to the Drakensberg mountains with excellent birding to boot. 
Green Tinkerbird by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
Mozambique Birding
In January 1958, a small nondescript greenish bird was collected as part of a museum collection from near the town of Chicomo in central Mozambique. The label on its preserved skin read “Green Tinkerbird” and for the next four and a half decades, the species was not recorded again and many actually believed that the museum specimen had been...
Wire tailed swallow by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
Limpopo Birding
After our previous days successful and energetic birding at Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge and Hangklip, Samson Mulaudzi was still determined to show me a couple of other gems within the Soutmansberg and had also promised me the chance of adding a new bird to my life list! Although we had agreed to meet before the awaking rays of daybreak, there...
Lilac Breasted Roller by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
Limpopo Birding
Over the few years that I have been writing the birding articles for Country Life, I have been extremely privileged to travel to a host of fantastic destinations and to encounter many of the special birds that this country has to offer. One long-planned trip took me through the far northern reaches of South Africa and allowed me to...
Woodland Kingfisher by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
Limpopo Birding
After spending years growing up in the bushveld, I really thought that I knew how to read an African Elephant’s behaviour but in this case I was wrong, very wrong! I reversed as fast as possible with the engine of my small car screaming and with five or so tons of angry elephant bull bearing down on me and...
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