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.

Costa Rica – trail-cam update pt.1

It’s been over a month since returning from Costa Rica, and over a month since the camera trap I set up has been in position, watching for wildlife. The first…

Costa Rica, summary – January 2016

The process of identifying some of the more difficult species, such as arachnids, anoles, invertebrates and amphibians, is still ongoing, but everything else has been added to the species list,…

Costa Rica, Monteverde – January 2016

Setting off from Arenal, we were headed for Monteverde. It’s perhaps only 15-20km away, but a volcano and a large lake stand between them, so it was a 3 hour…

Costa Rica, Arenal – January 2016

It was around a six hour drive from Tortuguero to Arenal. The volcano was shrouded in cloud when we arrived. A Great Kiskadee was the first bird to be identified…

Costa Rica, Tortuguero – January 2016

The drive from home to Heathrow was uneventful but longer than necessary. We arrived at a hotel ready for an early flight in the morning to Newark, New York. Getting…

Scotland – April 2015

This trip was another last minute decision. A friend emailed me in the morning for some info on the Cairngorms. He was leaving that evening, and had room in the…

Scotland – Sept’ 2014

The trip began by heading straight for Mull. The only stop along the way was at Loch Linnhe to see the Black Guillemots. There was little daylight left when we…

Scotland – April 2014

Day 1 The trip started off bizarrely, with an African Spoonbill while we were still in Gloucester. It was an obvious escape, but now living wild, at least for the…

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