Category: Mammals

Satpura’s Western Buffer Zone

This morning the four jeeps, their passengers, guides and naturalists that made up the Bear group were on safari in Satpura’s Western Buffer Zone. After a slightly later wake up call at 5.30 a.m. we left at 6.00 a.m. in our jeep with Alf and Carol. The track led through villages full of cows, goats…


Sculthorpe Moor reserve never fails to impress

A visit to the Hawk and Owl Trust Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve in Norfolk never fails to impress. Living about half an hours drive from the reserve and a member of the Friends of Sculthorpe Moor we try to visit each month. Each changing season bringing a different look to the Moor and a new cast of wild…


Jaguars Galore

After breakfast at 6.00 a.m. we were ready to leave for our morning boat safari, hoping for more Jaguars Fortunately our clothing and shoes had dried overnight. However, a downpour of rain prevented the departure and we left at 7.00 a.m. Under cloudy skies we headed out, it wasn’t  long before our first Jaguar encounter. On…


Brazil – Just Jaguars

The Journey  On the 29th October 2018 we set off on our Naturetrek, small group wildlife holiday to Brazil’s Pantanal, in search of jaguars. The journey from Norfolk to Heathrow always seems to take forever, but after parking in the long stay we were on our way. We were flying with Latin American Airlines, a…


Lions of Ruaha

On safari in Africa, most people hope to see Lion and most of the time they are rewarded. This is because Lions are lazy, spending much of their time resting/sleeping. Therefore the prides can be located without too much trouble. This is unlike some of the other cats where you have to spend time looking…


Keoladeo National Park

Having spent the last ten days in fairly remote locations, Bharatpur also know as Keoladeo National Park wasn’t quite what we were expecting. We knew that the wetland sanctuary had been created some 250 years ago, initially as a hunting ground for the maharajahs of Bharatpur. There were duck shoots  organised yearly in honor of…


River Chambal National Park

The overnight train journey passed without incident and we arrived in Agra. We spent a day with the crowds  visiting the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Then it was time to say good bye to three members of the group. Our next stop was the River Chambal. This was an area that we knew…


In search of a Tiger

The next two days seemed to fall into a familiar pattern of an early morning call at 4.45am, followed by coffee and biscuits. Then we got into the jeeps, collected the park guides and presented passports at the gate. Over the two days we used either the Tala or Madhgi areas. The focus of the…


Norfolk’s secret Common Seal Colony

Seals are a common sight on the Norfolk coast. It is home to a number of famous colonies both grey and common seals. Some years ago we came across a single common seal resting in one of the many small rivers outlets that flow across the beach. Thinking it was a one off visit by…


Grey Seals at Horsey, Norfolk

One of the UK’s great wildlife spectacles is the massive clouds of knot whirling over the shores of the Wash at Snettisham. It attracts both wildlife film crews and 100’s of visitors each winter.  The Grey Seals that give birth each winter on the beaches at Blakeney Point ( England’s largest colony), are another Norfolk wildlife event…