Birding Big Day 2021

Hermanus Bird Club

I received this nice article from John Bowman;

Saturday 27 November was BirdLife SA’s Big Birding Day. Participants could choose to bird in either a circle with a 50km radius, or one of 5kms. And you had 24 hours in which to do it.

Sadly, only one team from Hermanus Bird Club entered the event. The ‘White-headed HBCs’-Sheelagh Bowman, Barbara Palmer and myself. And what a great day we had!

We went for the 5km radius option, with an area which included parts of Onrus and Vermont, to Bot River Lagoon edge, and part of Kaarwyderskraal road. So we had a nice range of habitats.

The forecast weather was for plenty of rain, and strong winds. But fortunately, the heavens opened overnight with a vengeance, so there was nothing left to pour on us that day, and it was dry. And only some wind at Die Eiland. Near perfect birding…

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