Luckily we had good weather for a change, but missed many of our regular participants. Liz led us a merry dance, however, and we covered around 13 km over a period of just under nine hours! I was certainly exhausted by the time we got back to base! Luckily we saw most of what we were aiming for, including Satyrium rhynchanthum and Evotella rubiginosa – which really buoyed Liz who had missed the last few outings when they were first seen! Our Orchid count numbered 21, and I may even have missed one or two.
On our return we got to within 10 m of a pair of Klipspringers which was pretty exciting. They seemed quite unconcerned about our presence. We also recorded Ground Woodpecker and Red-Chested Cuckoo, although we only heard the latter.