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Sunbird Songpost

A rapid, scratchy whistle pierces the crisp morning air and I look outside to see him back on his favoured perch. This glorious male Malachite Sunbird is in full breeding colours now – complete with tail streamers – and he … Continue reading

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Twig Alert

‘tjick . . tjick . .tjick . . tjick . .tjick . . tjick . .tjick . . tjick . .tjick . . tjick’. Okay, it’s been found again. Without leaving my desk, the rapid alarm call of the Bar-throated … Continue reading

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Scarlet Splendour

Spring in the South African Lowveld is rather different to that experienced in England and other temperate parts of the northern hemisphere. There, it is a sort of gentle awakening of dew-drenched mornings, pretty flowering bulbs and budding branches, all … Continue reading

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