22 February 2023

Return to the Highveld

07 January 2023 - Kuilsfontein; Day 16

The wind had died down a little during the night and we were all up early to shower and pack. My wife joined me for a short walk around the farm and dam. The dark clouds had dissipated, but the remaining clouds and early morning light still provided an impressive backdrop for the Flamingo's in the dam

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)



We heard many calling Blue Korhaan's when suddenly many of them took to the sky in the distance

Blue Korhaan (Eupodotis caerulescens)


Not too far from the farmhouse, we inadvertently flushed a Black Sparrowhawk which was certainly unexpected in this Pentad

Black Sparrowhawk (Accipiter melanoleucus)



Here another Karoo scape image on the farm

Karoo farmland


The impressive entrance 'tunnel' on the driveway before the Reception

Tunnel entrance to Kuilsfontein


We then enjoyed a hearty Karoo breakfast before reluctantly packing and starting the drive back home to Kyalami Estates



 

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