A BlackSkimmer was found at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Table View, Cape Town on thursday 4October2012. The first time this species has been seen in South Africa. It is supposedly a North American nominate, white tail and largely white underparts. the only other Sighting was in Namibia.
Latest News has it that the bird vanished on the Friday evening and was never seen again. Another Black Skimmer was located in Walvis Bay in Namibia on the Sunday evening where it stayed for about four days before disappearing again. Could this have been the same bird? Many fundies reacon it was…….will we ever know the truth.