Lester and Ian Glenn led a very enjoyable outing to Meerensee and the surrounding estates this morning. There were no less than 30 members present and the parking lot reflected this, with 11 vehicles taking up all the space!
We walked around the western edges of the Bot river lagoon and adjacent gardens and managed to record no less than 66 species, despite the cool, windy and sometimes rainy weather. Perhaps our most interesting sighting was of an immature Cape Cormorant attempting to devour what looked like a snake, but could have been an eel. It really struggled to swallow the c. 60 cm reptile and even regurgitated it at least once, before making off into the deeper water with its catch. We never did see how the episode ended.
Our list, which includes birds seen at the Hawston Settling Ponds on the way home, comprised;
African Oystercatcher; African Pipit…
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