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James Tyrrell

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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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on The Drongo Chicks: So Far, So Good

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Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved all the photos, especially the chicks🤗

Brian Pullar
Explorer

Love this update. Thank you.

Leslie Kaye
Explorer

Wonderful to see up close too. Beautiful photography and the birds are so precious as is all of wildlife in their natural environment. Thank you James once again for starting my day like a bright light …if we look carefully, hope and inspiration are just a click away on the Londolozi Blog. Blessings to all.

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

It is just as exciting, well not quite as the wild dog den. Love it.

Linda Mansell
Explorer

That is so precious – what a lovely story and photos and it is funny to see them squeezed into the nest – like the 5.30pm tube from Oxford Circus to Waterloo station on a weekday!

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

We wish them well! It always amazes me as they grow they can still fit in that nest together.

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

Absolutely charming photos of the drongos. Thank you.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Fabulous- thanks for the update!!

Leonie De Young
Senior Digital Ranger

Fingers crossed that they all make it James. Thanks for this interesting blog. Be well and stay safe.

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

Wonderful pictures of these cute chicks. It’s really amazing how they can still live in the small nest. I do hope that all three will make it to independence.

Kris Dirk
Senior Digital Ranger

Very beautiful close ups.

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

Very cool, thanks for the update. Please keep us posted on their progress. Rooting for them!!

Carly M
Explorer

Yay that’s so wonderful to see, and even better to see that a cuckoo didn’t get her egg in there either! They are so cramped in there, you can’t imagine they’d be able to fit in there for much longer! 😄 What wonderful parents they are too! Thanks James for the update, great story!

Carly M
Explorer

Really great pics too btw! 👍🏼😀

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

Definitely rooting for them! Keep us updated!

Cally Staniland
Senior Digital Ranger

I’m certainly rooting for them James! Bird life is so threatened in most parts of the world that I place them all in the same category as the Wild Dogs, endangered and or vulnerable. Wonderful close up’s. 🙏💕

Ron Platt
Explorer

Perhaps they are being considerate and thinking “In lockdown? We will come to you.”

Francesca Doria
Senior Digital Ranger

Hello James I don’t think a species is more valuable than another as each has its place in the natural chain. Loved the little chicks!

Jenny Purdie
Explorer

Maybe not wild dogs but still very cute and interesting

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

The pictures are super, it’s nice to see the clarity and detail. That nest is really crowded though… Good luck Drongo’s!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Most interesting to watch the development of the progeny in this family! Doesn’t have to be about the bigger wild life. Birds are equally interesting to watch when there is a little story like this unfolding! Thank you, James! Wendy M

Marcia Parker
Explorer

Interesting! Great chick pics.

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

will definitely root for the three chicks. must be fun to have them close to camp so you can keep an eye on them! Victoria

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

It’s always special to find birds on the nest!!

James Laurie
Explorer

The nest looks to be well made unlike other nests that are very untidy and flimsy.

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