Spent last weekends long weekend at Pilanesberg National Park.  We camped at Manyane campsite and as usual the early mornings were filled with a beautiful dawn chorus. I really need to dedicate a morning to just staying in camp next time instead of rushing into the park every time. The past few times I have heard Woodlands Kingfisher, Black Cuckoo and we even had a sweet little Pearl Spotted Owlet right above our tents one morning. I was hoping to get the Black Cuckoo again but perhaps he has already left the country.

Yellow-billed Hornbill


Red-billed Oxpecker


Yellow-fronted Canary

Levaillant’s Cuckoo


Sabota Lark


I’m not sure who you are?!


Or you?


One of the highlight mammal sightings


I added another 17 birds to my year list, taking me up to 155.  


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