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Tag Archives: birding

Poopsie the Olive (Karoo) Thrush – Week 2

The images above show Poopsie at roughly 1 week old on the top left date 13/11/13, a week later 20/11/13 (top right) and bottom at roughly 3 weeks old on 27/11/13 Poopsie has now been part of our lives for 2 weeks.  To read about his development from when we found him and his 1st week you can click on ... Read More »

Raising Poopsie the Olive (or Karoo) Thrush

The images above show Poopsie at roughly 1 week old on the left date 13/11/13 and today, a week later 20/11/13 on the right It is a week since our chick Poopsie fell out of his nest and into our lives.  At the end of my last post we had tried placing Poopsie in a nest tied to a tree, ... Read More »

Poopsie the baby Olive Thrush Bird

This week has seen 2 storms including a hail storm which left a ghastly aftermath of birds killed by hail stones, some as big as golf balls.  Yesterday walking through the garden I noticed a flicker of life on the grass.  Two baby birds lay on the ground beneath the Ash Tree, one was dead and the other barely alive. ... Read More »

A recce to check out Rondebult Bird Sanctuary

After spending Sunday pottering around the house we decided that a quick cure for cabin fever was necessary.  In all my years living in Boksburg I have never been to Rondebult Bird Sanctuary which is pretty much on our doorstep.  We wanted to have a quick look around to see if it would be a good spot for a picnic ... Read More »