Borakalalo waders

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6 years 2 months ago #57865 by nkgray
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Paid a visit to Borakalalo last Saturday. The summer visitors are certainly there in some numbers already. Lots of Red-breasted Swallows, but its the wader numbers that were impressive. I must have seen at least 50 Greenshank and a couple of dozen Marsh Sandpiper, with lesser numbers of Wood Sandpiper and Ruff, and only a solitary Common Sandpiper. What surprised me was that there were so many Marsh Sandpipers, a species which inconceivably I had not encountered on 11 previous visits to Bora, nor anywhere else in North West for that matter.

In addition to the Marsh Sandpiper, I also added (again surprisingly) Brown Snake Eagle and Double-banded Sandgrouse, as well as Greater Honeyguide, to my Borakalalo list - now at 204 species. Borakalalo still remains for me one of the best and most easily accessible birding venues within 2 hours easy travel of Pretoria, Joburg and Ekurhuleni.

Neil

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6 years 2 months ago #57922 by gordon
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Hi Neil,

Nice to get the Double-banded Sandgrouse there. Bora is a mecca for waders. I love that drive along the dam!

Cheers,
Gordon

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