A Wild Day of Birding


The Hermanus Bird Club held it’s Mini Birding Big Day yesterday and 5 teams entered.  Unfortunately one team had to withdraw, and they, therefore, missed the windy birding conditions, as it was surely one of the worst days we could have picked in term of the weather.  There was a gale blowing!

Nevertheless those who participated had a good time, and made the most of the 12 hours allotted.  There is nothing like a common enemy (the wind!) to inspire people!  The winning team, ours, managed 125 species, which we thought was pretty good.  Next came 122, followed by 107 and 92.  For all those who took part, it was a good experience and an opportunity to learn more about local birds and their habitats.

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