Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pink Colored Cattle Egret at Disaneng Dam

On the 4th January 2009 while atlasing around the Disaneng Dam I came across this pink colored cattle egret which was among other normal cattle egrets.

On the 27th April 2009 I saw it again in the same area. The photos I took of it were not so good in both instances.

Today once more I came acros this funny bird still among other cattle egrets perched on top of a thorn tree. This time I manged to take some photos of it even though it was at a distance.

I am looking for someone who can give me an expalanation on this finding.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Southern Yellow- Billed Hornbill

Southern yellow-billed horn bills are mostly found in great numbers at the Botsalano Game reserve situated 35 km from Mafikeng. Look at its massive bill.

Another spot of interest in Mafikeng is the Cookes Lake where white and reed cormorant are in abundance.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Lesser Flamingos at Modimola Dam

Today I witnessed a very colourful and interesting spectacle. Flamingos together with their young were hovering over the Modimola Dam for several hours and finaly flew off towards the South