This morning Barbara, Margie, Renee and I went birding in area three (for those who don’t know, there are 5 separate areas around Hermanus). It was the first foray into the area for Barbara and Margie in terms of their challenge list and boy, was it a great one! We saw no less than 90 species, mainly at Rooisand, with some good birds added at Harold Porter Reserve.
Rooisand was amazing with very large numbers of waders and, I think I can say with confidence, that it must currently rank as the best birding location in the Overstrand area. We saw a flock of Glossy Ibises numbering around 45 birds and no less than 7 Hottentot Teals, along with many others too numerous to mention, including Cape Longclaws, a Ruff, many Grey Plovers, Little Stints, Black-winged Stilts, Curlew Sandpipers, etc., etc.
We probably would not have undertaken this trip if it were not for the Challenge, so we are very pleased to be involved and really enjoying experiences like this! I did not carry my camera with me when we walked the area, possibly explaining the good sightings we had. (When I have a camera handy the birds always fly away!!)