Day 10 - Etosha to Waterberg Plateau:
Day 10 brought 72 birds, 12 of which were lifers, and 8 mammals.
The journey on day 10 from the Etosha National Park to the Waterberg Plateau brought us new species such as Southern Red-billed Hornbill, Black-faced Babbler, Scrub Hare and White-browed Scrub Robin. We stopped off at a sewage works - apparently no birding tour is complete without a trip to a sewage works or two! - which produced lifers like Lesser Swamp Warbler, Blake Crake, Long-tailed Cormorant, African Jacana, African Purple Gallinule and Black-crowned Night-heron. Despite the smell it was very interesting!
On arrival at the Waterberg Plateau, around 20 Rosy-faced Lovebirds landed in trees close by, which offered wonderful views of these very colourful little birds, much better than the previous fly-overs that we had. Whilst admiring them, I spotted a small group of African Grey Hornbills, which had been seen earlier on the trip, but unfortunately not by me! Whilst driving up to our accommodation, a Ruppell's Parrot was spotted, and provided nice views - a very pleasant end to day 10.
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