Archive for September 2011

Final Bird Quiz no.3?


Good afternoon everyone… Andrew is right behind Colin at the moment! Its going to be an exciting last 4 days! Yesterday’s quiz was a Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea). It feeds in shallow water, spearing fish, frogs, insects and small mammals. It will often wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim. It tends to keep within […]

Final Bird Quiz no.2?


Good morning everyone… Well done ELSJE GRÄBE!! You sneaked in 1 minute before Colin! Yesterday’s quiz was a Wattled Starling, Creatophora cinerea. The non-breeding male has a feathered head except for a small yellow patch behind the eye. There are no wattles, but there is a black moustachial stripe. Good luck with today’s quiz, see you tomorrow!  

Final Bird Quiz? no.1


Good afternoon everyone… Lets hit off with the last Bird-quiz! Colin Wylie is in the lead, lets see if anyone can overtake him, he is on a roll at the moment! Good luck! Herewith the first, I’ll start off with an easy one! See you tomorrow!  

Skeleton Coast!


Good afternoon everyone… Im back in the Kalahari after a long search for the desert lion in Namibia. Unfortunately no luck, but just as we were on our way back home (the kalahari!) we bumped into a Desert Black Rhino! My first one!!! It was a great feeling seeing one of these wonders of nature! […]

Black & White Friday!


Good morning everyone… Just to let you know this will be my last blog for the next week, I’m quickly off to the Skeleton Coast to look for the Desert Lions for a week! It’s always healthy to have a change of scenery now and then! Noa will be looking after the fort and I’ll […]

Jumping Goats!!!!!!


Good morning everyone, well done Colin Wylie! He is the leader with 5 correct answers! Next month will be the last quiz for the big prize!! Yesterday’s quiz was a Social Weaver (Philetairus socius) chick! The Yellow Cobra is primarily active during the day and early evening. It feeds on a wide spectrum of prey, including other […]

Bird Quiz 2 no.7?


Good morning everyone! Colin Wylie has taken the lead, looks like your river-guiding years are actually paying off, ha-ha!!! Yesterday’s bird was a Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus). Just as the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eats insects, which are caught in the air from an open perch. Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters has a preference for honeybees. Here is todays quiz: […]

Bird Quiz 2 no.6?


Good morning everyone… Colin Wylie, good on you!!! Well done! Yesterday’s quiz was a Charadrius tricollaris (Three–banded plover) chick! Today’s quiz is also a tricky one, it was taken at Samevloeing waterhole in the south of the Park. Good luck and see you tomorrow!

Bird Quiz 2 no.5?


Good morning everyone! We are back in the park, and are ready to get on with the quiz! So far Andrew is our leader with 3 correct answers and Dan Hugo and Colin Wylie is breathing in his neck with 2 correct answers each. Here goes todays quiz ( by the way its a very, […]

Bird Quiz ?


Good afternoon everyone… Sorry about not posting yesterday! I had to come to Upington to get some provisions and service my car, the answer to the no. 4  quiz is a Southern Anteater-chat (Myrmecocichla formicivora)! Well done Dan! Ill go on with the quiz on Monday. Ill be in Upington for 4 days. Enjoy your week, weekend […]