A trip out to the west before my long overdue vacation back to South Africa. The journey west was shortened with the good in car conversations with Markus Craig and Neil Tovey.
We were hoping for a productive morning, but it was spoilt by a group of young shooters who were 'trespassing' on the farm and who didn't take kindly to us asking them to climb back over the fence. We photographed all of the Licence Plates to report to the relevant authorities.
Once they had left the area we were able to walk and enjoy some passage birds which were understandably skittish.
Like the last visit there were numbers of 1st year Black-headed Buntings
|1st year Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)|
|1st year Rose-coloured Starling (Pastor roseus)|
|Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)|
|Schmidt's Fringed-toed Lizard|
|Afghan Babbler (Turdoides c. huttoni)|
|Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)|
|Greater Hoopoe Lark (Alaemon alaudipes)|