As promised, here are some of the amazing birds of Pretoriuskop Restcamp. I was thrilled to see so many Brown-headed Parrots which were my main target bird, but there were lots of other great birds too!
This first batch of photos was taken near the laundry room in the late afternoon.
African Green Pigeon
Purple-crested Turaco – stunning bird, photos don’t do them justice!
These remaining photos were taken early in the morning. We were up around 5:30 and we spent a good 3 hours just wandering around following the birds (especially the parrots) as they went about their daily activities.
Finally! A flock of Brown-headed Parrots!
They really like the trees just outside cabin 124!
African Mourning Dove
Meanwhile back at the cabin, Ina was watching the Crested Guinea-fowls who came right up to us and the monkeys who were trying to rob some campers of breakfast.
The Brown-headed Parrots beckoned again and we were off chasing them as they flew from tree to tree.
We also saw several Purple-headed Turacos!
The Grey Go-away Bird told me to g’wayyyyyyyy……………so I did and kept following the parrots.
Southern Black Flycatcher
As we were pulling out of the camp, I spotted this Purple Crested Turaco and anther Bulbul in the trees outside reception.
Obviously this is not a complete list of all the birds you can find here, this is just what we saw on one particular early November morning.