Author name: Graeme

Trip report: Exploring Stormsvlei to Protem

Besides the cold, and being only one coffee in, I was questioning of my decision to come this far to be birding in mist so thick I could barely see the road. The gravel road from Stormsvlei to Protem is one I had not explored before.

An afternoon on the Lady Stanford

Graeme Hatley and Richard Masson had the opportunity to travel down the Klein River on the Lady Stanford. The highlight of the trip was a good sighting of an Overberg rarity, an African Jacana.

Exploring the roads around Stanford

A group of 10 birders left for Stanford and explored the Wortelgat Road, as well as parts of the Papiesvlei Road. Despite the inclement weather, we had a very productive outing with 66 bird species spotted and everybody agreed it was time well spent.

A scorcher at Rooisand

Carin and I arrived early in the afternoon to a scorching Rooisand. Using my scope, I scanned into the distance for waders and only saw heat-hazed white blobs.