Saturday 7th Feb. Outing to iPhiti


During the night we had a very long and heavy downpour – which did not bode well for the Saturday outing. It was overcast and there was a slight drizzle in the morning – only 7 brave/keen birders joined me at iPhiti. It was very wet underfoot and the mozzies were biting but it wasn’t raining and we had an enjoyable walk. Not as wet underfoot as we expected.

Our bird count was in the region of +43 – the bird of the day had to be the Olive Thrush.

Olive Thrush

Olive Thrush

Naturally we had to have a mystery bird – was it a raptor? Some said it was a dove!! It turned out to be a Jackal Buzzard (to be fair it was a long way off and partially hidden in a tall Norfolk pine).

There were a few Golden Weavers nests at the dam but no birds were seen.

The Red-hot pokers are starting to flower in the vlei and should be worth a visit on a sunny day  for sunbirds.

The pics are courtesy of Paul Bartho (under some very difficult lighting conditions he says!).

Cheers

Elena Russell

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One Response to Saturday 7th Feb. Outing to iPhiti

  1. Sarah Burns says:

    Dear Paul, Thank you for this and your many email messages about your birding trips.

    I very much enjoy them and wish that I could still undertake as many .

    With appreciation and many good wishes to you and Sally,

    Sarah.

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