28 July 2021

Pre-jab Birding

11 June 2021 - Glen Austin Pan

I was scheduled for my 1st Pfizer jab in Midrand and made a brief stop at Glen Austin Pan which was close by and to check if I could add any new species for this pentad.

On arrival, the Grey-headed Gull's made their presence known

Grey-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)



There were the expected waterfowl; Yellow-billed Duck

Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata)



Cape Shoveler

Cape Shoveler (Spatula smithii)


Along with White-faced Whistling Duck

White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)



and the pair of Blue-billed Teal's

Blue-billed Teal (Spatula hottentota)



Walking back to my car I had a pair of really obliging Neddicky's - a new bird for the pentad, for me.

Neddicky (Cisticola fulvicapilla)




It was then off to Dischem for the 2-hour wait for the first of my two jabs.



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