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Tayla Brown


Tayla grew up largely on a farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where she developed her love for nature. After completing school she spent time in Botswana before studying EcoTourism management in Pretoria, which served as a springboard into a guiding career at Phinda ...

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Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Thanks for sharing! We are on the opposite emisphere side so it’s wintertime and birds fill their bellies waiting for spring robins included… it’s very interesting to see differences and similarities in European robins and South African ones

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Amazing to have the birds return a second year to nest in your “garden”. Lovely pics.

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

Why is it that the bird calls in the early morning help you start your day?! thank you Victoria

Dina Petridis
Senior Digital Ranger

with a camera in a nestbox you can follow the process on your computer without disturbing !

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Amazing physiological development in such a short period. I would love to witness the early attempts at flying.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

How lovely to be able to watch these chicks grow.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

What a delightful story Tayla, so very special to enjoy the whole cycle so close to your door..makes one feel a little bit like the godmother. 👌💖🙏

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

So interesting to see the hatched chicks, naked and helpless. I think I’ve only seen them fully developed …… good spotting!

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

What sweet pictures! Hopefully they both survive now.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

It isn’t only the big 5, sometimes we overlook the nature on our doorstep – quite literally.

I never knew there was more than one species of Robin, so many thanks

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Great story Tayla, thanks for sharing. It always amazes us how close you all are to even what seems like the smallest experiences!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Hi Tayla. Thank you so much for the lovely pics of this little bird family. Will you keep us posted on these two chicks and their parents? Thanks so much. Wendy M

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Thanks for posting this wonderful story and accompanying photos!

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