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Patrick Grealy


Patrick was born and raised in Johannesburg and from a young age dreamt about living in the bush. He grew up going on family holidays to Madikwe in the North West where his passion grew. After high school Patrick went to the Eastern ...

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on Summer Time: It’s The Birds For Me

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I’ve only been able to visit in winter, Thanks for filling the blanks for me.

They are all stunning! I think my favourite African birds are ostrich, guineafowls and widowbirds. I recently saw a documentary on guineafowls, they are such smart little creatures! Any news on ostrich in Londolozi?

Yes, springtime and early summer month are the best time to hear all the different bird calls and songs. Just beautiful! And it’s lovely to watch them build their nests and court each other.

Fascinating to watch the birds weaving their nests. So glad summer is here and the migratory birds are coming back. Love the foto of the tortoise, and woodlands kingfisher.

I love the Woodlands Kingfisher – for me it’s the call of South Africa! Also the Carmine Bee Eater is so beautiful 🤩

Well, I have to say the Woodland Kingfisher does have a distinct call, not that I’d recognize it whilst out in the bush. I’m always in awe that the ranger teams know all the bird calls, without ever seeing the bird. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more of the migratory birds over the next few weeks.

My footprints give you my sincere wishes.

Seeing all of those beautiful birds would be worth the heat of summer!

Patrick, Thanks for such a great education on the birds! The images are wonderful and your explanations are understandable!

I like viewing birds here in my back yard. Thanks Patrick for showing some of the wonderful species in Africa.

Master Tracker

Lovely photos , my favourite is the leopard …. tortoise

It’s not always about the “big five”

I have read an interesting remark regarding weavers very recently. The author said that we should take the time and observe a weaver male when he is starting a new nest. I think this can be applied in general – Just sit & wait and of course Observe. Thanks Patrick

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