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James Tyrrell


James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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The migration that many birds take almost defies belief. The barn swallows fly almost the exact same route as the cuckoos and the amur falcons are flying 11000km’s from Siberia! The fact that we now have these tracking systems available is just brilliant.

Interesting blog James. It is amazing that we live in times where technology can be used for almost anything. Imagine how small that solar panel must be. Is it the hairy caterpillars the cuckoo feed on? Found one in my garden this morning. Can’t wait to hear the cuckoos.

Thank you for this report James. It was really interesting and informative as I don’t know that much about birds.

Great blog James. Nature is truly fascinating in that these birds and butterflies seem to have a distinct flight pattern for their migration. Sadly there are losses, but the ones that do make it will hopefully rear offspring to continue the circle of life. Thank you.

Wonderful text this is.The wild will truly never stop being interesting.Even the smallest creatures create a wonder like no other.Credits to the Mathias and Alex.Those pictures are beautiful.Good work James.Keep it up.

Loved this blog! Fascinating how they instinctively now when to fly & where to. Somewhere in that little brain BIG travel plans gets arranged!

Good blog about the amazing birds that travel vast distances and the problems they face. There are many dangers en route not least some Mediterranean islands such as Malta & Cyprus which lie on the migration routes. Here the trapping of migrating song birds is common place as they are considered a gourmet delicacy. There is a growing awareness in Europe of this problem as they are trapped in considerable numbers.
This past weekend here on the south coast of England I noticed large numbers of swallows & swifts gathering to start their long journey to Southern Africa.
Bon voyage to all our summer visitors until next spring – fair winds and safe landings……….!

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