On dairy farming, bush clearing, and birds – August 2019

I awoke to the ‘woop woop’ calls of the herdsmen on the neighbouring dairy farm, chivvying the cattle along to the milking sheds in the darkness before dawn, and then out into the pastures again. They do this every day of the year, in all weathers, and again in the evening. The individual cow does …

From the Kalahari to Honeyville – June 2019

An occasional bulletin from the eco-village. After a lifetime of rambling and bird mapping, and most recently a five year stint wandering about in the Kalahari (www.birdsurveysbyvincentparker.wordpress.com), I have purchased an erf (actually half of an erf) on a farm, or rather an eco-village and nature reserve, called Honeyville (www.ecohoneyville.wordpress.com), in the eastern Cape, where …

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