Faansie’s Fanciful Feathers Quiz

By |2020-05-16T15:20:12+02:00May 16th, 2015|Birds|

What is birdwatching but watching feathers? A good ornithologist should also be a good plumologist (feather studier). As birders we consider the whole, and not just the parts...but identifying feathers provides one with much deeper insight into ‘how birds are put together’. How many of these 12 feathers sets can you identify? Challenging but fun! Be careful not to reveal the answers accidentally!

DAVE’S LOCAL PATCH: A tale of three twitches

By |2020-05-16T15:20:13+02:00May 8th, 2015|Birds|

Dave Deighton must be one of the luckiest birders alive, and his name is synonymous with waders, rarities and twitching. Whether they know it or not, the majority of serious listers owe him their gratitude. This is the story of three of Dave's most remarkable discoveries, and how those birds changed birding in southern Africa.


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