Week 01 birding was restricted to watching birds on the drive home. I'm getting quite good at identifying birds by jizz at 120km/h...no bragging intended (I probably mis-identified a few along the way). The bird list I compiled is quite varied, ranging from forest birds in KZN to grassland and water birds on the escarpment. All the typical roadside species were seen along way with 4 out of 6 Widowbird species identified, Long-tailed, Red-collared, White-winged and Fantailed were all seen from the car. The most noteworthy sighting being a huge mixed flock of Amur Falcons and Black-winged Pratincoles seen hunting over grassland between Warden and Villiers. JP will be jealous because we looked for the prats around Jo'burg on his last visit but couldn't find any. Maybe next time JP.
Another bird that we saw quite a lot of on the trip back was Spur-winged Geese, they seemed to be in almost every field we past. I wonder if the farmers were happy with that?