Instead of watching the Boks take on the Welsh at the Millenium Stadium a few Saturdays ago I decided the sunny afternoon was better spent birding at Rooisand Nature Reserve on Bot River Lagoon, near Kleinmond. I’ve birded at Bot River on numerous occasions, but not since the walkway and bird hide were built.
Margaret Maciver submitted these photos and notes from a recent trip to Kirstenbosch:
“The Swee was totally accidental, as I had been after the African Goshawk that’s been hanging around in the Braille Trail area and he was proving impossible to photograph. Dark, gloomy forest and the minute he sees a person, he’s [...]
Mike Buckham and I popped into Strandfontein yesterday for a few hours. The idea was to take advantage of the soft winter light with a bit of photography, but Mike was also hoping to catch up with Fulvous Whistling Duck for his Western Cape list. Water levels are high at the moment and nothing out [...]
Birding opportunities have been limited of late so a calling pair of African Harrier Hawks over the house was welcomed today. I managed to snap a couple of poor images, but it’s clear the bottom bird is a sub-adult.
Below is a closer image of the sub-adult, which I think was doing [...]
I’ve been car-less (self-inflicted) for the last few weeks, hence birding has taken a back seat, but I’m now up and running again so did a quick “whip-around” Strandfontein on the weekend. The highlight of the trip was of the “furred” variety, a Cape Grysbok on the northern end of S7.