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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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Patrick I love the owls as well. The Southern white faced owl is beautiful. The Spotted eagle owl had a box in my tree in my yard that my husband made for them. They raised 3 chick’s in that box and the parents were quite tame. They used to sit in the tree and the female used to come and sit on the grape vine by our lappa door, in day time and just sit there with her eyes closed. Sometime they used to fly on the grass and sit near the pond looking for any frog or lizard. At dawn she used to call the chick’s to come out of the box and fly over the wall to the open field. Next morning all 5 would be back in the tree. We have since moved and now live I a reserve with antelope, giraffe,zebra,kudus and bush pigs, and many other animals. I have heard the Spotted eagle owl here but not seen the second one yet. The first one was here in my yard and sat on the wooden fence and went through to my neighbor for a drink of water. Later on I heard that owl had flown in a pole and hurt itself.

Thanks for the part II on the Nocturnal species in Londolozi. As much as I’m fascinated by owls, I’ve only seen the Spotted Eagle Owl and both times in the dark of night, lit only by a spot – typical for this owl I suspect. One day perhaps, I will see the little Pearl Spotted Owlet.

Owl’s are fascinating birds. Thank you for sharing your insight and the beautiful pictures of the many owls of Londolozi.

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amazing owl finds “who” doesn’t love owls. I hope I get to see some!

Hi Patrick, do you have Scops Owls in Londolozi? They usually migrate from Africa to Europe in summer, they spend the season here, but I haven’t heard them this year. At night you can hear their distinguished call. They are the smallest owl species. Thank you for this beautiful pictures and Blog

Fabulous! Love the owls. Some of our favorite moments have been searching for owls at Londolozi

Thanks Patrick! We learned a lot! Can’t wait to find some Owls on our next visit!

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