27/03/2010 at Jahra Farms, Jahra Pool Reserve and SAANR

I visited these sites in the morning. Jahra Farms namely Ali’s farm yeldied my first Semi-collared Flycatcher this spring. Bank Mynas and White-throated Kingfishers are breeding now. At Jahra Pool Reserve I photographed Marsh Sandpiper in breeding plumage. Red-necked Phalaropes are now common especially in fresh water ponds. I counted 33  Phalaropes , 5 Little Crakes and 2 Water Rails over there. Last site to visit was SAANR. Interestingly we have still 28 Demoiselle Cranes by the lake. I didn’t want to push the birds any further in order to get good photographs. I left the birds to feed and drink freely.

Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)