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Niall Perrins

Out of the blocks with a bang…

We’re now 2 months into the year, with a pretty explosive start to the rarities scene. On Birding Big Day on 28 November last year,

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Etienne Marais

The Rules of Twitching!

Here in Southern Africa, the start of 2021 has been a special twitching season. Over this period a host of good rarities have showed up

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Ruff at Marivale in October 2020, possibly a female (non-breeding)
Derek Keats

The ruff – our non-binary migrant

I love ruffs. Part of the reason for this is that they arrive in Gauteng, South Africa from the northern hemisphere during the chill, dusty

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