08 August 2021 - Glen Austin Pan
I will try and visit this site at least once a month, especially with the onset of spring and through the summer months.
Today was a brief visit and on arrival I was greeted by a pair of Cape Longclaw's as I got out the car.
|Cape Longclaw (Macronyx capensis)
Activity and diversity on the pan was quite low compared to previous visits, but the usual suspects were present. Good numbers of Yellow-billed Duck, this one against the urban backdrop
|Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata)
as well as White-faced Whistling Duck
|White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
and a fly-by of a few Red-billed Teals
|Red-billed Teal (Anas erythrorhyncha)
There were a couple of grubby looking Sacred Ibis around the fringes of the pan
|African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
As well as the usual and raucous Grey-headed Gull's
|Grey-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
|In-flight head scratch
The Blacksmith Lapwing was vocal on it's patch whilst a younger bird was also seen passing by
|Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus)
Crowned Lapwings are found in the surrounding grassland
|Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus)
and Speckled Pigeons often pass by overhead, or drop in for a quick drink
|Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea)
But, nothing special or out of the ordinary today.