Finally…my second sighting of Great Spotted Cuckoo

Gone Birding

Yesterday I visited the Pilanesberg National Park and wow did I have a great birding day; it was just one of those fun days where the sightings flow!

I’ll do another post about the other sightings but I had to start off by blogging about my final sighting yesterday.

I have been wanting to get another sighting of a Great Spotted Cuckoo since my first sighting a few years ago at Bakgatla camp in Pilanesberg, but I had no intention of even trying to look for them yesterday. As I left Manyane gate happy with a successful day in the bush, I thought it safe to pack up my camera because the likelihood of seeing any more was slim to none.

Little did I know that a few metres from the main (exterior) gate into Pilanesberg I would bring the car to an abrupt stop and be diving into the…

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