Our outing to Stanford was enjoyed by 12 members of the Club. We started off at Adam se Dam where we saw most of the usual suspects, but strangely, no ducks. From there we moved on to the the river and enjoyed a very productive stroll upstream along the east bank. There were many brightly coloured Red Bishops and we heard continuous calling from the Little Rush, and Lesser Swamp Warblers. There were quite a few African Paradise Flycatchers chasing around in the trees and they also called without stop.
On the way back, we looked at the river craft and made a quick decision to try to engage the Lady Stanford. Barbara wasted no time in arranging a cruise and so we set out on an unexpected and very enjoyable trip down the river. We saw many water birds and were especially pleased with the raptors that flew overhead; an African Fish Eagle, a Booted Eagle, a pair of African Harrier-Hawks and a pair of Martial Eagles!
Our list of species totaled no less than 79, so we were well pleased with our outing. Needless to say the weather was also perfect, so we could not have wished for a better day! Thanks to Barbara and Graham for organising everything! Our list can be seen at Stanford outing Oct 2019