Monday, November 12, 2012

The road to Spreetshoogte

Part of the joy of travelling in a new country (even when it's so hot and without air con!) is that you often see a lot of new species just travelling around, without even visiting specific sites.

Our first road trip proved to be as productive as we'd hoped, adding African Pipit:

Cape Glossy Starling:

Kori's Bustard: 

Monteiro's Hornbill:

Pale Chanting Goshawk:

Pearl-spotted Owlet:

A Sociable Weavers nest (the birds didn't hang around to be photographed!):

A Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill:

African Wood Owl, one of a pair Helen spotted roosting in a roadside tree:

The view was also spectacular:

Onwards then to Spreetshoogte.



Blogger Unknown said...

Hi there. Great picture of the African Wood Owl. We were in Africa and saw many birds, but never got to see the Wood Owl. I live in Toronto, Canada, and recently, my wife, Jean, and I came upon an adult Saw-Whet Owl out in the bush over here. This was the first time as birders that we had ever seen a Saw-Whet Owl. Fortunately, we had our camera with us and got some good pictures and video. We have posted them for anyone interested at:

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