Black-winged Stilt

The Black-winged Stilt (Afrikaans Name, Rooipootelsie) a wader, is a common resident around local estuaries, vleis and marshes.

The regional population is some 15 000 birds.

We spotted them on a trip to Strandfontein Sewage Works this weekend. Look at those legs! The juvenile has brown patches on the head..

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Yellow-billed Egret

The Yellow-billed Egret (Afrikaans name, Geelbekwitreier) is the second largest Egret. It is a common resident in marshes and flooded…