Do Spotted Eagle-Owls Create Middens?

Do Spotted Eagle-Owls create middens? The ‘Bushman Trail’ is situated in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. A typical walk moves through grassy valleys that are flanked by rolling hills. The crests of these hills are crowned by piles of massive, rounded, blocky, boulders. It is difficult to walk at any pace here as […]

Crowned Lawping Eggs

Crowned Lawping Eggs At sunrise one morning I found a Crowned Lapwing nest. In sandy, slightly gravelly soil, the birds had scooped out a small, circular, crater. Two of the most stunning eggs lay on the gravel bed. Their base colour was a mustardy, khaki. On top of this were uneven patches blue-gray and larger, […]