Birding trip for UK couple – Sedgefield, Sunday morning 19/1/2020

My clients from the UK had a great morning on our birding trip Sunday morning the 19th of January 2020.

We started our birding approximately 6h30 and recorded at least 64 species for the morning.

The rainy weather was merciful in opening up for the morning until we returned from Woodville when the rain started to pour down.

We had a full morning of excellent birding and visited a nearby bird hide where we saw Greater Flamingo, Black-necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebe on our arrival. We heard calls of African Swamphen and Black Crake amongst the other more common calls of Red-knobbed Coot and Common Moorhen, to mention a few.

Further along the route we added species such as African Harrier-Hawk, African Dusky Flycatcher, Cape Crow, African Stone Chat, Jackal Buzzard, Forest Buzzard, African Fish Eagle, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Olive Bushshrike, Grey-headed Gull, Black-winged Stilt, Black-crowned Night Heron, Red-necked Spurfowl and much more.

Kay was presented with a set of bird coasters (All from my own personal photography artwork which can be ordered from my website – www.wildart.org.za or www.birdwatcher.co.za

She won our unofficial challenge for spotting the most raptors on the trip.
We have recorded species in three different pentads of which one will be submitted as a full protocol submission (pentad 3400_2245) to the South African Bird Atlas Project 2 (SABAP2)

An extra blessing was to see a beautiful male Bushbuck with a broken horn.