2020 Birding Season starts off
The start of the new year and new decade and birding around Dullstroom did not wait long to start off.
Early morning on the 9th of January 2020 we had some light rain and I was worried that our birding day would not happen due to the rain.
Luckily our guest is an avid birder and understands that you have to take what nature gives you on the day and mother nature also played ball with the rain stopping around 5:15 and when we started birding in town around 5:35 we had a super morning waiting for us.
Again in the hotspot in town, we had a bunch of birding activity and the usual species around town such as the Red-eye dove, African Olive Pigeon, Hadeda Ibis, Southern Boubou, Dark-capped Bulbul, Cape Canary and the little special a pair of Bar-throated Apalis just to mention a few species in town.
Heading out of town we saw an African Sacred Ibis, Levaillant’s Cisticola, Zitting Cisticola and Cape Longclaw in the grass veld again just to mention a few of the grass veld species seen.
What was special on this day is that we found quite a few special birds for our guest that he wanted to see. Like the Red-winged francolin, the Drakensberg Prinia, the Cape Grassbird, Dusky Indigobird, Red-throated Wryneck, and the Gurney’s Sugarbird.
We also saw all four of the ibis species in the area – African Sacred Ibis, Hadeda Ibis, Glossy Ibis, and the Southern Bald Ibis.
We also found the Long-tailed Widowbird, Fantail Widowird, Red-collared Widowbird, and the White-winged Widowbird.
Brilliant day out resulted in 77 species seen and identified in and around Dullstroom.
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