The Walker Bay Warblers, Ronnie, Renee, Barbara and Mike had a great day of birding yesterday, notching up no less than 155 species in a fifteen and a half hour spell of intensive birding! This is 20 species better than our team achieved last year, probably due to the inclusion of Mike, who was, as usual, in top form. It was a wonderful team effort and everybody contributed hugely. Preliminary results suggest that we came joint 75th out of 304 teams – a great achievement, considering that most teams have far more species at their disposal.
Our best bird was probably a Buff-spotted Flufftail, heard in Fernkloof Gardens. Needless to say a good number of common species were not sighted, much to the frustration of the entire team, but that is the way it goes in these competitions – we see some rare birds and miss some very easy ones!