Amur Falcon arriving to an uprooted roost tree
Today , after a night of heavy rains, a group of Amur Falcons together with some more Lesser Kestrels arrived for their annual migration in the Mahikeng CBD to find their favorite roost tree uprooted.
They circled lower than ussual around the spot where their roost tree was and perched on nearby buildings and dead trees. A bigger number had turned out today and it was interesting to see them hovering lower than ussual around the spot where their favourite tree once stood.
Graph showing how over the years the numbers have increased
The year 2010 had a record number of migrating kestrels and falcons coming to roost at the tree in the Mahikeng CBD than past years. The numbers are likely to drastically decline this year.