The morning started out quite cold and misty, but turned out into a lovely day once the sun had burnt off the mist. I managed to catch up with a few of the recent regulars as well as find a few less common visitors.
A Water Pipit warming up in the early morning sunshine
Common Sandpiper with a tasty morsel
This Common Greenshank was hawking meals off the water surface, flying back onto the wall and then quickly swallowing its bounty. Try as I might, I could not capture the action, so had to be satisfied with this resting pose instead. Very frustrating.
This European Stonechat male was at the same spot I found it the other day. It was very obliging but the female kept her distance this time.
There are two Red-wattled Lapwings that have been present at the same night storage dam for a while now. One of the birds is carrying a leg wound that looks to be healing, all be it a little bit buckled and bent. Here is the companion.
Keeping a very low profile at the same spot was this female Mallard. All I managed was this rather grainy ID image.
This Red-spotted Bluethroat was skulking in the cover and only briefly hopping out into the open to catch something before disappearing again. This is bit of a bogey bird for me, and I continue to dip on securing a good image on this species.
I also came across a pair of Namaqua Doves. I managed to get a few images of the male before they took off in their typical "explosion" of flight.