Green Sandpiper (Witgatruiter)


Green Sandpiper
The rare green sandpiper spotted regularly at Ritevlei Nature Reserve


Green Sandpiper ~ by Johan van der Walt

After nearly two years of looking for this bird, I finally got it at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria, Friday the 12th of January at 11:30. And the thing was we didn’t even look for it. I went birding at Rietvlei yesterday to add to my 2018 year-list. As I drove over the bridge near the Vlei, there it was, right underneath us. Very happy, as I was beginning to think that I am never going to get this one. What a bonus. It just goes to show, never give up on anything as when you least expect it, it happens for the good.

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