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2000 Birders on a Boat

Posted Sunday 7th May 2017 at 20:00 by xmesox
I was recently part of the Flock at Sea 2017 birding cruise, organized by Bird Life South Africa. The cruise saw nearly 2000 birders on board the MSC Sinfonia, as we departed from Cape Town harbour and made our way south into the open oceans. On board was sea birding expert Peter Harrison, acting as a guide along with several of our local experts.

After boarding fairly late in the afternoon of the Monday (24 April), we awoke the next morning where a large number of birders found themselves...
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All Gone Up in Flames

Posted Sunday 17th April 2011 at 20:34 by xmesox
I live in Somerset West, a relatively small town outside of Cape Town, my place is situated on the corner of the local nature reserve, which is where I do most of my bird watching, and while there are other areas around which offer similar vegetation and habitats the nature reserve is a great place due to the fact that it's about 2 minutes away and that it's safe and secure.

Unfortunately every year we have a few fires in the area, most of which get dealt with quite quickly, though...
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One Month In

Posted Monday 11th April 2011 at 19:52 by xmesox
This blog entry will serve as a future benchmark as to my progression in birding...

It's been one month since I began birding. Prior to this I have primarily focused my photography on severe weather, though not exclusively. I've always been a fan of wild life and animals in general, in fact I'm far more fond of animals than I am of people. On the same note, being quite a misanthropist; I find my peace in the world in nature and rely on it for my sanity.

The things that...
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