20/01/2010 at SAANR

I visited SAANR today to check whether Hume’s Wheatear is still present and it surely is. I tried to relocate Common Cranes but they were gone. As a new feature I encountered a flock of 100+ Lesser Short-toed Larks. Larks seem to arrive little by little after two dry winters . This winter rainfall has been plentiful. Hopefully they breed normally in late February/early March. Vegetation is at its best at the moment. It is nice to see wild flowers in abundance again after those dry winters.

Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)

Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudala rufescens قُبَّرَةٌ صُبَيْعَاءُ صَغِيرَةٌ