SHOWCASING BIRDING SPOTS AND BIRD SPECIES IN AND AROUND MAHIKENG
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Migrants have started arriving: Little or Red-necked Stint?
Differentiating between a Little Stint and Red-necked Stint has always been difficult for me. After spotting this bird with my binoculars at Modimola Dam on Saturday I was convinced that it was a Little Stint. It was only after studying some photos I had taken of it that I started doubting my identification. The bird started looking more like a Red- necked Stint than a Little Stint. Little Stint is abundant in South Africa but not the Red-necked Stint. Have I seen a rare bird?