As a result of the extremely wet Spring, there are a good variety of aquatic birds in the reserve enjoying the large expanses of water and abundant supply of food.
Following are a few captured on camera while going about their business.
Sadly this year we’ve seen only the odd single EUROPEAN ROLLER (Coracias garrulus) and one solitary WHITE STORK (Ciconia ciconia)…their diminishing numbers have been a concern for the last couple of years.
The juvenile BATELEURS (Terathopius ecaudatus) unfortunately seem to have moved away during the last couple of months. A great pity as we were hoping that they were a young pair who would stay and possibly breed. Good news is that Justin spotted an adult bird scanning the Watersmeet Plains. We are hoping that Bateleurs might still return permanently to this area as this is the third individual sighted at SIBUYA in the last year.
A small group of “Twitcher” (birding fanatic) guests at SIBUYA were rewarded by seeing a WHITE-BACKED NIGHT HERON (Gorsachius leuconotus) while cruising quietly down the river one evening, This shy and uncommon resident is often overlooked as it hides in the thick undergrowth along parts of the River and requires the sharpest of eyes to spot it!
Sibuya Game Reserve
If you are planning an African Safari, or want to stay at a Game Reserve in South Africa, or a Game Reserve near the Garden Route, or are looking for that perfect Game Reserve Wedding Venue, then why not visit Sibuya for that ultimate African Bush Experience! Sibuya is a Malaria Free Game Reserve…