Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Pangolin

Some of our readers will never have even heard of the pangolin, or scaly anteater.  And even among those who have, very few will have ever seen one. The only pangolin we’d ever seen was this one, in a museum. … Continue reading

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Boots

Lately we’ve been walking.  Yes, we’d been doing at least some walking once or twice a week ever since we came to Marloth Park last July, but now we’re walking every day. If you’re going to walk every day in … Continue reading

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In beak and claw

A herd of impalas with a gate crasher in their midst.  It’s a juvenile Bateleur eagle, dining on a small tortoise. This is what a mature Bateleur looks like (the juvenile is on the left). They’re beautiful birds when in … Continue reading

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A tangled web we weave

This is the Southern Masked-Weaver.  Unless it isn’t; it just may be the very similar Village Weaver. Weavers really should give themselves more distinctive points of difference, to make life easier for those of us who aren’t dyed-in-the-feather bird watchers. … Continue reading

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