I arrived here at around 3 pm & found accommodation. The place is in a time warp! It is exactly how I remember it from over a decade ago!
Drove & walked around the reserve until dusk. It is a very pleasant place to bird; a mixture of thornveld, grassland & general bush land. The weather was great, not too hot.
Many Storks come to loaf around on the lake
in the afternoon.
Marabou & White Storks.
I was up at dawn & into the reserve. A beautiful day, wonderful weather & some good birds. Drove & walked around the entire reserve.
Mammals included White Rhino; Nyala; Giraffe; Blue Wildebeest; Impala; Black-backed Jackal & Slender Mongoose.
Lesser Spotted Eagle.
Southern Masked Weaver
Best birds were:
Ostrich 3; White Stork 35; Marabou Stork 210; Lesser Spotted Eagle; Ovambo Sparrowhawk 1; Gabar Goshawk 1; Eurasian Hobby 1; Black Cuckoo 3; Acacia Pied Barbet 1; Brown-backed Honeyguide 2; White-throated Robin-Chat 1; Kalahari Scrub Robin 2; Icterine Warbler 1; Tinkling Cisticola 4; Fiscal Flycatcher 4; Bushveld Pipit 2; Crimson-breasted Shrike 3; Great Sparrow 2; Scaly-feathered Finch 5; Violet-eared Waxbill 4 & Black-throated Canary 10+.
A nice evening catching up on notes & photographs.