Winter Birding – Part 3 – Nossob

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We moved from Mata Mata to Nossob, where we spent four nights, once again occupying one of the new riverside cottages.  These are very comfortable and give one an uninterrupted view of the river, however, there were very few wild visitors to our section of it.  Whereas we had previously had wonderful sightings of Lanner Falcons catching Namaqua Doves at the Nossob Camp, these were totally absent during our visit.

There were no cats to be seen in the Nossob river whilst we were there, but we saw many antelope and we were, of course, fascinated by the antics of the Lanner Falcons that appeared to be hunting doves at most of the surrounding waterholes!  I spent many hours trying to capture them with my camera – a very frustrating task, but imagine trying to do it with film!! The Red-headed Finches appeared in huge flocks to drink and they…

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