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A job well done - Abigail Ramudzuli
 
Many of us will know Abigail from the bird outings and meetings she attended the last year or two. Abigail graduated with a BSc (Honours) degree in Zoology from the University of Limpopo on 17 April 2018. As part of her degree, Abigail investigated possible mechanisms responsible for substrate colour-matching in larks. Not only did she pass her research project with a distinction, she also received distinctions for two of the four theory modules! ... [read more]
A sparrow hawking Little Sparrowhawk
 
One of my favourite garden birds is the local Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus. It has made a habit of visiting our garden to see what the bird feeder (from the Little Sparrowhawks perspective) has to offer. Elusive as it may be, it is always a great bird to see. Whilst putting birdseed out at my birdfeeder one morning, I noticed a small raptor feeding on something in the tree above. I made a quick dash into the house to grab the camera ... [read more]
Club outing to Hout River Dam and Larkville
 
On Saturday 14 April 2018, nine of our club members ventured out to Hout River Dam and Larkville (the Chebeng grasslands), hoping for a good day of birding and, if lucky, some lifers. So, I guess you could say, we got lucky. We arrived at the dam, put on our gumboots and off we went. On our way towards the inflow of the dam we found a pair of Yellow-billed Ducks, Namaqua Dove, African Stonechat and Cape Longclaw ... [read more]
Bird ringing report: Polokwane Game Reserve 2018-03-17
 
You would never say the summer of 2017/18 will go down as one of the driest in recent years. First, Birdlife Polokwane's annual Summer Bird Ringing Day on 24th February was cancelled due to heavy rains in the week preceding the ringing day, forcing the management of the Polokwane Game Reserve to close the reserve to avoid damage to the roads ... [read more]


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