I needed to get out into the fresh winter air and started the morning with a brief walk around Jahra Farms - not too much about, but enjoyable nevertheless.
I headed to SAANR, to discover that there is no access for the coming weeks, but without any specific reason given, so that was a little disappointing. Well, Jahra Pools is looking good, so why not check that out again.
Clear blue skies, a slight chill on the breeze and water levels looking great.As with 2-days back, 3 Grebe species (Black-necked and Little) were to be seen with the star; the Great Crested Grebe a lot closer than on my last visit. Most of the time it was sheltering against the reed base sleeping...
|Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)|
No sign of the Long-tailed or Tufted Ducks, but these have been replaced by the good looking Ferruginous Duck in the company of some Eurasian Coots was seen near the far end of the main pool.
|Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) with Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)|
|Garganey (Anas querquedula)|
|Male and Female Gadwall (Anas strepera)|
|Part of the flock of Gadwall (Anas strepera)|
|Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)|
|1cy and Adult Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)|
|Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)|
|Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus)|