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Pete Thorpe

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Right from his very first bush trip at the age of four, Pete was always enthralled by this environment. Having grown up in the Middle East, Pete’s home-away-from-home has always been a bungalow in the Greater Kruger National Park, where his family had ...

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on Why Do Little Birds Attack Larger Birds?

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Marinda Drake
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A great sighting Pete. It does happen sometimes that when you look back at your photos that you notice somethimg unusual.

Callum Evans
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I regularly see raptors getting mobbed, especially spotted eagle owls, buzzards and booted eagles. The latter 2 usually tend to get mobbed by red-winged starlings or pied crows. I’ve even seen crows mobbing fish eagles in Noordhoek.

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