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Breathtaking Colour Of The African Purple Swamphen

In Wildlife On 30 January 2014 0 Comments

The African Purple Swamphen, (previously known as the Purple Gallinule) Afrikaans name : Grootkoningriethaan, is a strange looking bird that reminds one of prehistoric times. It has feet… Read More »

South African National Bird – The Blue Crane

In Wildlife On 24 December 2013 0 Comments

We are so lucky to be able to see these magnificent birds in the agricultural fields of the Western Cape, right now many of the birds have young… Read More »

Waders of the Western Cape

In Wildlife On 6 December 2013 0 Comments

Each year, in summer, the Western Cape is visited by many waders, sandpipers, curlews and godwits all visiting from the far northern colder climates. They can be seen… Read More »

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The Spotted Eagle Owls Have Two Owlets

In Wildlife On 8 October 2013 0 Comments

The Spotted Eagle Owls have been breeding at Kirstenbosch for many years now and seem oblivious to the many visitors and tourists peering in at them. Some folk… Read More »

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Sunbirds and Sugarbirds of the Western Cape

In Wildlife On 15 April 2013 1 Comment

Southern Double-Collared Sunbird These little birds can easily be called the gems of the Western Cape with their bright jewel-like colours and long curved beaks. At present they… Read More »

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Fish dying in the Milnerton Lagoon

In Wildlife On 18 March 2013 2 Comments

After hearing through Twitter that fish were dying in the Milnerton Lagoon, we decided to go have a look for ourselves and this is what we found. Some… Read More »

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Southern Elephant seal on Blouberg beach today

In Wildlife On 7 February 2013 0 Comments

We received an email from Trevor Hardaker at 3.48pm today reporting a Southern Elephant seal had hauled itself onto Blouberg beach opposite Doodles Restaurant, in Table View. I… Read More »

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We Have Dragons, Beautiful Dragonflies

In Wildlife On 24 January 2013 0 Comments

Dragons are all around us every day, our beautiful dragonflies, they flit around and get on with their business whilst we rarely look twice at them. Upon closer… Read More »

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Mozambique Tilapia

In Wildlife On 19 January 2013 0 Comments

We saw these Mozambique Tilapia in the waters of Intaka Island. they are often the food of the purple and grey Heron, they also do our waterways a… Read More »

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The Wonder Of The World Of Birds

In Wildlife On 15 January 2013 0 Comments

The World Of Birds, is situated in Hout Bay in Cape Town, it boasts as being the biggest bird sanctuary in Africa. The wildlife sanctuary comprises of 3000… Read More »

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Rhinos being poached in South Africa every 20 hours

In Wildlife On 22 August 2011 0 Comments

What is happening in South Africa to our dwindling rhino population? It is being decimated at the rate of approximately a rhino every 20 hours. In ever-increasing numbers… Read More »

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Southern Red Bishop

In Wildlife On 9 August 2011 1 Comment

I have a new visitor to our bird feeder, a Red Bishop, he is a first time visitor and I was really amazed to see him here as… Read More »

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The great white pelican – up there and down here!

In Wildlife On 7 August 2011 0 Comments

A wonderful bird is the pelican His bill will hold more than his belican. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week, But I’m damned… Read More »