Flapshell Turtles and Bush Squirrels

These two photos have been added to the gallery. The pair of Flapshell Turtles were photographed in Sri Lanka. Their name is derived from flaps of skin that cover their limbs when they retract into their shells. The Smith`s Bush Squirrel (or Tree Squirrel) is native to the woodlands of the southern Afrotropics. Although they are primarily creatures of the trees, they will forage on the ground too, which is where this one was photographed in South Africa.

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Nighthawks, Wildcats and Bush Snakes

A couple of new additions to the gallery this evening. First up is a Spotted Bush Snake. This was spotted moving amongst us whilst enjoying a drink, waiting for sunset at the Skukuza rest camp in the Kruger National Park. Next is the Lesser Nighthawk, seen here roosting in the ... Read more

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Oystercatchers and Helmetshrikes

Nightjar season is in full swing here which is something that keeps me very busy every year, and this year is no exception. I'm currently watching over 15 sites and still have a few more to check out. I found my first Nightjar nest of the year yesterday and hope ... Read more