My Visit at Sonstraaldam in the rain…

For a while now I wanted to go and visit Sonstraaldam. It’s a dam only a few kilometers away from my home and it is rich with bird life. The day I decided to go I took my student so that she could capture the different lines in photo’s. I of course spend my time capturing mostly the bird life. It was raining, cloudy and cold and allot of the birds I spotted on my previous visits was not to be seen. I want to go back when it’s sunny and a bit warmer. Preferably early morning. Here are some of the photo’s I took on my visit

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Blacksmith Lapwing
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Egyptian Goose Landing
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Egyptian Goose Landing
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Hadeda Ibis
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Hadeda Ibis

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Egyptian Goose
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Egyptian Goose
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Egyptian Geese

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Common Moorhen

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Spur-winged Goose
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Spur-winged Goose
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Crowned Cormorant
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Crowned Cormorant

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Reed Cormorant

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Egyptian Goose

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Reed Cormorant
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Reed Cormorant, Blacksmith Lapwing

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Bird life at Sonstraal dam

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Blacksmith Lapwing

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Reed Cormorant

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Different color Ducks and their ducklings.

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Little Egret

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Egyptian Goose

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HelmetedĀ Guinea fowl

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Swallow

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