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Bird Sightings October 6, 2016

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds — Janet @ 8:14 pm

The Steller Jays and a Northern Flicker visited my deck just now – noontime Seattle.  Steller%27s_Jay_b57-3-076_l_1              220px-Northern_Flicker from wikipedia

(pictures from Wikipedia)

 

Predators’ Eden

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:21 pm

For wonderful game viewing in Kruger National Park.

Bushsnob: Spotted!

Having stressed the negative consequences of a drought like the one the Kruger National Park is going through in the previous post (3/10/16) it is now the time to mention one of the positive aspects of this situation for the game-spotter.

The lack of grass transformed the thicket into a very dry wooded savannah. In addition, the riverine areas that usually offer some cover to herbivores were now denuded from a lot of the vegetation so there was a lot of visibility. Most animals were near the river as most need to drink regularly so most of the “action” took place there.

Even without the assistance of the existing apps[1] we were able to find lions and leopards in numbers that are usually unthinkable, even for my wife.  11 September 2016 will go down in our bush lore as the day of the cats! In the morning, during a…

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