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Recovered from the bellies of fish, hands of prisoners and the claws of family cats

Spent last weekend with a bunch of ornithologists trying to catch a white bellied bustard. This is not a particularly rare bird, but it does seem to have an inkling of what those pesky humans are up too with their … Continue reading

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I, citizen scientist

We were an army and every month we would deploy. We would fan out across South Africa. But we didn’t carry guns, our equipment were binoculars, a bird book and a floppy hat. It was the late 80s, I was … Continue reading

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