10 November 2022
The day was overcast but no wind. Nine people turned up including a couple of new members. We sat under a large tree facing an expanse of open area which had many Bronze Mannikins, Village and Spectacled Weavers as well as Red Bishops flying in and out.
Some people went for a walk straight away and came back reporting Little Bee-eaters which later appeared in the tree behind us.
A surprise was having a Rattling Cisticola on the edge of the grasslands as well as a small flock of Red-billed Quelea.
The Black-collared and Crested Barbets were vocal as well as a couple of cuckoos. The Brown-hooded Kingfisher flew around, landing in the tree that we were sitting under a few times.
The trees on the far side of the grassland held the normal Fork-tailed Drongos, Southern Black Flycatchers and Yellow-fronted Canaries. Also flying around were the noisy Little Swifts and Hadeda Ibis.
Some other birds seen included:
A good time was had by all and 49 birds were seen in total.
Written by Jenny Norman