Mini-Mini-Birding-Big-Day 2012

Sunday 22nd July, 20 Hermanus Bird Club members proved beyond any reasonable doubt that we are Real Birders and not Sissies when we set off in freezing cold and wet conditions to participate in our annual MMBBD.  The object of the day was to introduce new members to the birds of the Overberg and the rules of the game required that from 08:00-14:00 teams of 3 or 4 members identify as many species as possible in a circle (25kms in radius) with Hermanus as the centre point. Despite the bitterly cold conditions our combined total came to a respectable 132 species.  The day ended with a  convivial braai with lots of stories of best birds and funny moments being shared.  Well done and thank you to all of you!

Species identified   – click for species list

MMBBD Braai

A typical HBC braai scene (click to enlarge)

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