MAGICAL AND MYSTICAL ‘MASHATU’….

INTRODUCTION There is a place, a very special place steeped in iron age history, one may even describe it as sacred, in the heart of a remote and pristine landscape of red stone outcrops and meandering river beds set deep within a sprawling bushveld environment. Its...

DIAGNOSTIC NAMES – CUT-THROAT FINCH

While ‘common’ bird names of a descriptive nature are generally of benefit in aiding identification some are downright confusing as the diagnostic feature referred to is not always readily apparent. White-backed Duck and Red-eyed Dove are two classic examples of a...

CAPE ROCKJUMPER: JEWEL IN THE CROWN!

Every so often a birder has the good fortune of encountering a family group of Cape Rockjumbers foraging for Zebra Cockroaches amongst the rocks and boulders flanking the Rooi Els track leading to Pringle Bay. Accommodating and forever entertaining these endearing...