Agatha

In April I spent a few days south of Tzaneen at the Coach House in Agatha. This was mainly a little break for us without the little one, but I managed to get a bit of birding done.

Fortunately the staff at the hotel could direct me to the well know site for the Bat Hawk, just down the road from the hotel. This particular site has been a breeding site for Bat Hawk since at least 1967, and a platform was placed in one of the trees to secure the nest. Although this is a almost guaranteed site for them, it is still very difficult to actually spot them as the site consists of 20 huge eucalyptus trees. I found it on the Saturday after a half hour search, but could not locate it again on the Sunday, which is a pity as the light would have been so much better.

Bat Hawk

Another lifer I got in the forest below the hotel was White-starred Robin, a bird that I had wanted to see for some time. My sighting was extremely brief and I am very happy that I had the flash on the camera as without it I would have never managed to get this shot.

White-starred Robin

The last photo was taken with the flash of a Chorister Robin-chat, a photo lifer for me, and I am very pleased with the result.

Chorister Robin-chat

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