After a very successful morning birding session, we decided to leave the Kgomo-Kgomo and Zaagkuilsdrift area and move on to our next location, Mongena Private Game Lodge. It’s only a 20-minute drive and we were happy about that, as we were starving and ready to eat some lunch.
After finishing lunch we first decided to bird the gardens around the lodge area before heading into the reserve. Here we ticked off Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Village- and Lesser Masked-Weaver, Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver, White-bellied Sunbird, Southern Red Bishop and Lesser Honeyguide.
As we made our way into the wilds of the reserve, we first focused our efforts around the large Mongena Dam, where we encountered White-winged- and Whiskered Tern, Goliath Heron, Water Thick-Knee, Squacco Heron, Little Rush Warbler, Red-billed Teal, Hamerkop, African Swamphen, Black Crake, White-breasted Cormorant, Southern Boubou, Tawney-flanked Prinia, Lesser Swamp Warbler and Pin-tailed Whydah.