5 August 2020
I was immensely excited when I head that WSBG would finally open on 3 August 2020 and immediately booked leave for 5 August 2020.
News had filtered through that a Verreaux′s Eagle chick had hatched, and I could not wait to meet the youngster. After the drama from 2019 it was wonderful to have a baby eagle again.
When I arrived, I just walked along the familiar paths to get re-acquainted with my favourite place.
There were a few birds on the way to the Eagles – a Kurrichane Thrush and a Fiscal Flycatcher.
The parents were nowhere to be seen. I poured coffee and waited. While I waited, I had an interesting sighting – a family of Rock Hyraxes were sunning themselves against the cliff face, It was the first time Id seen these furry creatures in the Garden.
The birds were fairly quiet for the most part, but I did have a lovely sighting of the Striped pipit, my first sighting since July 2019. After I short run I left the Garden rejuvenated and very satisfied!
10 & 16 August 2020
On the 16th the weather was somewhat better. The garden was also the busiest I have ever seen it. The Eagles did not really show themselves, so it was therefore another short-ish visit.