I have noticed that the Steppe Buzzards and Yellow-billed Kites have for the most part departed our shores, well at least here on the West Coast anyway I did spot a Mountain Buzzard the weekend before last, almost got rear ended as I slammed on breaks when I spotted the gorgeous bird sitting on a pole. I keep meaning to get a sign for the back of my car “DANGEROUS driver: brakes suddenly for ALL birds.”
The bird got logged on the sightings list for SABAP2, yeah, finally got round to doing a pentad…and of course the birds did what birds do…..hid from sight lol! The Red-capped, Large-billed and Cape Long-billedLark which are usually present at one particular spot were mere fleeting glimpses, too fleeting to log with certainty. But I will repeat this pentad come winter and hopefully the birds will play with this time!
And to the migratory birds seeya come summer