South Africa pt.5 – November 2018

After three nights at Punda Maria it was time to leave. Our destination was Phalaborwa. We first drove back to Shingwedzi which was again a...
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South Africa pt.5 – November 2018


Summaries of some of my trips around the world in the pursuit of wildlife. These reports are not exhaustive in their recollection of sightings. For a complete catalogue of sightings, see the species list.

Sri Lanka, Bundala – March 2017

A short distance from Yala was is Bundala National Park. It’s full of waterways and lagoons. On the way we stopped briefly at a stream to see Black-crowned Night Heron,…

Sri Lanka, Yala – March 2017

We went straight to our hotel, which was situated on the beach close to Yala National Park. Signs around the hotel warned that the grounds formed part of a regular…

Sri Lanka, Udawalawa – March 2017

Our accommodation at Udawalawa was situated right near the boundary of the national park. Sightings of Palm Squirrel, White-throated Kingfisher and a variety of frogs were constant outside the hotel,…

Sri Lanka, Sinharaja – March 2017

On nearly reaching our destination, the road became too steep for our vehicle to negotiate without grounding itself, so we decided to walk the rest of the way, enlisting a…

Sri Lanka, Bentota – March 2017

We’d started in Wilpattu which was significantly further north than some of the other places we planned to visit, so we decided to stop at Bentota for three days on…

Sri Lanka, Wilpattu – March 2017

Our first flight was from Birmingham to Dubai. Although we left home early in the morning, it was already dark by the time we landed, but we had amazing views…

Germany – January 2017

This trip was primarily about visiting family and friends, with little time for serious photography or finding wildlife, but I kept a list throughout the trip, which is below. The…

Costa Rica – trail-cam update pt.3

It’s been 8 months since the camera was put in position. It’s starting to show signs of humidity damage now, but for the time being it’s still taking pictures. The…

Costa Rica – trail-cam update pt.2

It’s now been just over 70 days since I left the camera trap set up on an animal trail that leads through tropical rainforest down to the coast on the…

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