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1 European Blackcap At Bishopbird Park Centurion 25952
2 Photograph of European Blackcap from Bishop Bird Park, Centurion by Maans Booysen 19590
3 Olive-headed Weaver - In search of the 21915
4 Olive-headed Weaver revealed 32768
5 Mooiloop Tydskrif praat oor ons en die Olyfkopwewer 27805
6 Great Knots found on the Mozambique Coast 52864


Text and photographs by Johann Grobbelaar 
(taken from Africa Birds and Birding April 2003 Vol.8, No.2)

I'm staring at a nest 12 meters up a tree. The scary part is that I am at eye-level with it … not very comforting unless you're used to being at a height equivalent to that of a four-storey building. Sweat is running into my eyes as I peer through the viewfinder. It's hot outside, but that's nothing compared to the heat trapped within my small hide. Not even the honey bee that has just crawled down my sock into my right boot can distract me.