I don't often see Pied Avocet here but conditions must have been perfect for them as there were quite a number, wading belly deep and picking up insects in the mud..
|Pied Avocet (2)|
The rain had left a few puddles next to the road which made a nice bath for some of the smaller passerines. Here a Red Bishop was busy cleaning himself up for some serious displaying..
|Southern Red Bishop enjoying a puddle bath|
|Ruff or it it a Reeve on the rough road|
|Ruff in breeding plumage|
|African Reed Warbler|
|Black-tailed Godwit with Ruff for size comparison|
My last photographed bird for the day and a new tick for the year, this Great Crested Grebe is always a nice bird to see..
|Great Crested Grebe|
With that in the bag and total list of 96 species for the morning, we headed the 100km back home to Pretoria feeling rather satisfied with having the rare Blackwit on the year list!