West Coast National Park

We spent a couple of days wader watching in the West Coast National Park. Although we were looking for Broadbilled Sandpipers (of which none were to be found!) the star was this Osprey Pandion haliaetus. These birds are uncommon non-breeding palearctic migrants to Southern Africa. The Langebaan lagoon is a good place to look for them.

 

Spotted Crake

Spotted Crake & Golden Pipit

The Spotted Crake at Mkhombo dam showed himself nicely on Sunday morning 12 December 2010 despite the fact that it rained.

The Goldin Pipit at Pongola Nature Reserve was still present this morning, 11 Desember 2010.

 

Pectoral Sandpiper at Mkhombo dam

Photographed on 4 December 2010. One of two individuals present at the moment.