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.

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Blogger Bob Hilscher 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: http://frametoframe.ca/photo-essay-northern-saw-whet-owl-sighting

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