Actually donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t now where to start, as IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not going to do a full trip report.
Weekend started great by meeting Johann, and from there DvZ and SO and having a great dinner & evening with them.
Went in at Pafuri gate (saw some lifers on the way there) travelling slower than a snail to see as many birds as possibleÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ went to Pafuri, crooks corner and nyala loop and then on to Punda via Klopperfontein.
Seeing nice birdsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Broad-billed roller, Crowned Hornbill, trumpeter hornbill, MeveÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s starling, red-headed weavers, Purple Indigobird, Village indigobird etc etc
Was really extremely hot and very very few animals.
Arrived at Punda after 15h00 and met up with Francois (he is worse than on the forum
) and SO and started chatting awayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ then went out to do Mahonie loop. Saw ellies and buffs and nyalaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s.
Had a great dinner with everyone and also met Owl.
And off course the muskateers had to give us a hard time (specially picking on me
Got up at 2am to get ready to meet up with Dr Ian Whyte at 2:45 am, he was the expert joining us 6 on our truck.
Saw lots of owls (spotted eagle, Verreaux etc) nightjars (square tailed, European, fiery-necked), genets etc, going along to be at Crooks corner at 4:30.
There we enjoyed the morning chorus of birds, idÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ing like crazyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ lemon breasted canary, green capped eremomela, African yellow White-eye etc
Went on to Pafuri, SEEING Gorgeous Bush-shrike, tropical Boubou, Grey headed parrot, RetzÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Helmet-shrike. Bearded Scrub-robin, violet-backed starling, grey tit-flycatcher etc etc
At Pafuri met up with Frank and also saw Black throated Wattle-eye, white-throated Robin chat etc, took a coffee & flapjack brake.
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