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 reedbeds more than the Grey Heron, and is often inconspicuous, despite its size. In the last 5 years I only saw it once in the Kalahari, and that was after a very wet season. Here is today’s quiz, good luck and see you on monday!



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 StarlingCreatophora 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! Enjoy and see you tomorrow!

PS. Next week we will have our last Bird Quiz, so get ready!!!!


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 be in daily contact with her via satellite phone for updates on happenings in the kalahari! Enjoy and see you soon!

Here we have a hyena doing a bit of stretches!!



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 snakes, and tends to climb low trees and raid sociable weaver nest-colonies. Enjoy and see you tomorrow!

PS. here are some Springbok having fun in the early morning, pronking and running!


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: What bird is in the snake’s mouth? This is the last of the second quiz, good luck and see you tomorrow!



Bird Quiz 2 no.6?

Good morning everyone… Colin Wylie, good on you!!! Well done! Yesterday’s quiz was a Charadrius tricollaris (Threebanded 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, very young juvenile (chick)!) , good luck and see you tomorrow!

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 and see you on monday!