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26th January 2020 – The Swartberg Pass

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As we were due to be up very early for a meerkat safari (which didn’t happen because of rain) we didn’t take up the option of the ostrich farm tour. We had a leisurely day exploring the Swartberg Pass and the area around the Cango Caves.

Stunning scenery again.

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We spent quite some time watching the southern masked weavers “weaving” their nests and came across the southern red bishop for the first time. I gather it is quite a common bird but it is the first time we had seen it and it is quite stunning.

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DSC06271Willow warbler (?) in the garden

 

 

 

 

 

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