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.




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.

DSC06980Southern masked weaver

DSC07097Southern red bishop

DSC07113White-breasted cormorant



DSC06595Greater striped swallow

DSC06271Willow warbler (?) in the garden






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