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Priceless digiscoping adaptor for Iphone thanks to 3D printing!

A priceless digiscoping adaptor for an Iphone 4S and a Kowa spotting ‘scope  has just been made possible courtesy of an idea, an inspired mind (thank you Madryn!), some open source CAD software and Netday technologies in the form of

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recent vulture re-sightings at REST

Let me make absolutely clear that I *only* ever share my concerns about gung ho NGOs in the social media.  I don’t do private banter, since this simply doesn’t result in meaningful outcomes.   While a private distribution membership list (e.g., NAMRINGERS) is as good a social

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Introducing Vulture re-sightings in Namibia!

Following earlier critique of existing systems (SAFRING,  EWT and Vultures Namibia) which were supposed to be ‘effective’ in sharing information with joe public and vulture ringers on tagged vultures re-sighted by them in southern africa, and not really getting anywhere,

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My own little instagram site for camera trap images of wildlife at NARREC

It’s been some 24 years that Liz and I have had the privilege of living on this gorgeous piece of land just  17 odd kms from the centre of Windhoek, as the crow flies.  We still get to be surprised

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Nicest birthday present yet!

A first grainy photograph of a large leopard captured by our camera trap at the waterhole last night!  How cool is that? 

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And another pic of zebras @waterhole

How cool is this – picture placement much better than before – 3 zebras at NARREC waterhole

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First mountain zebras camera trapped!

Having suspected donkey/zebra tracks on the property, we put up a camera trap at our waterhole to get down to the truth – and voila!  Two adults and a youngster, drinking at night – the quality isn’t quite sorted out

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