After disappearing for some few years from the Lichtenburg Bioderversity Conservation Centre (formerly known as the Lichtenburg Nature Reserve), the African Snipe reappeared this week once again.
At first I could not recognise them; all I could see were the Common Greenshanks, but at close scrutiny with the help of a spotting scope I started seeing them. What an amazing camouflage.
My birding in the new has been wonderful. I have had shots of birds which have been illusive in the past years.
One of these birds is the Red Bishop. Known to be polybgamous; can keep up to seven females.
Red Bishop male in breeding plumage. Can keep up to seven females
Red Bishop displaying from perch with plumage puffed out to attract females