Ongava Research Centre Blog...


2015 - Week 35
- (Added 30. Aug. 2015 - 11:00)

I know, I really like these camera trap images of raptors coming in to land… But this is the first one this year… Here we see a juvenile African hawk-eagle arriving for a drink. Those rufous underparts will become a streaky black when mature.



2015 - Week 34
- (Added 23. Aug. 2015 - 11:00)

View from the office window at the research centre last week…

 

PS Caracal experts estimated the age of that kitten we showed a few weeks back at 6 months. Very young to be alone...



2015 - Week 33
- (Added 16. Aug. 2015 - 11:00)

When rhinos are fighting they tend to forget about any obstacles in the vicinity. Especially black rhino males. Bushes, trees and anything else beware. And waterholes, it seems…



2015 - Week 32
- (Added 9. Aug. 2015 - 11:00)

This week’s image is unique in our experience – a solitary caracal kitten drinking in broad daylight at a waterhole right next to a dwelling. There was no sign of the mother on this visit, and we captured images of this kitten a week or so earlier at the same waterhole. He (or she) was also alone at that time. Let’s hope nothing has happened to the mother…



2015 - Week 31
- (Added 2. Aug. 2015 - 11:00)

I last saw Klipspringers on Ongava four or five years ago. Those were along our northern ridge, and one of that pair looked very old at the time. So we were delighted to see this small group drinking at a waterhole in the west of the reserve. A welcome sight!




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