Thursday, 26 January 2012

Victorin's victory (almost!)

Soon after the jackal buzzard my keen eyed better half picked up a Cape rock thrush perched on the roadside telegraph wires. Since it was my first Alistair kindly turned the car back round so that we could have a better look.

Stepping out of the car we had the good fortune to hear another victorin's warbler singing! Given the brief views earlier in the day we did not expect much in terms of viewing, but it's fair to say that we did do better - initial views of foliage shaking put us onto where the warbler was, and after a little while we got a few fleeting views. They sat patience is a virtue, and thanks to the presence of a few Cape rock thrush (consuming the biggest critters I've seen!), an African reed warbler and some orange breasted sunbirds, we held out and were rewarded with better binocular views of the bird singing within the vegetation. Photographically a "challenge" to say the least!...

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