Marvellous Marievale

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This a selection of shots taken yesterday at Marievale Bird Sanctuary, about one and a half hours drive SE of Johannesburg, South Africa. The variety of waterbirds and grassland birds is superb. At this time of the year the migrants have arrived such as Amur Falcons. The birds displayed here are the Yellow-crowned Bishop, Long-tailed Widowbird (displaying as it is flying), Black-winged Stilt feeding, Squacco Heron taking off, Yellow-crowned Bishop sitting in some beautiful grass and a Wiskered Tern plucking insects off the water surface but doing it in style – cross legged.

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