20 June 2023

GECKO Survey

03 May 2023 - GECKO Conservancy

In the afternoon, I joined a few of our group to survey one of the Grass Owl sites in our conservancy. We did a lot of walking, but sadly came away empty-handed - no Grass or Marsh Owls, so that is concerning.

Of course whilst walking there are other species to be had and at this site a few African Stonechat's

Female African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)

Along with some Common Waxbill's

Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild)

and Black-throated Canary's

Black-throated Canary (Crithagra atrogularis)

I missed a late Diederick Cuckoo, but there were still a few invertebrates around. I believe this is Wandering Donkey Acraea based on the hindwing pattern

Wandering Donkey Acraea (Acraea n. neobule)

Also a single Swamp Bluet

Male Swamp Bluet (Africallagma glaucum)

After which we called it a day or afternoon, in this case

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