Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Larger birds with long legs in flight at Modimola Dam

The sky having cleared after several days of rain, I decided to go out for some birding at my favourite spot at Modimola Dam last Saturday morning. My day was rewarded with sight of larger birds with long legs scouring the shores of the dam. My highlites were the Great Egret, which is not common in the area and the Yellow-billed stock, an intra-African migrant.

Yellow-billed Stock
Taking off together with a juvenile
Taking a pause in the long grass along the shores of the dam
Great Egret
In full flight. Legs are all black 
Squeacky whines and screams after taking off.
Taking a pause in the long grass

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