Skittering across the water – the (un)Common Moorhen

Skittering across the water – the (un)Common Moorhen

Marievale Bird Sanctuary is a small area of wetland, bounded by farms, distant dwellings, power pylons, a highway, about an hour's drive east of Johannesburg, and - despite its size - home to an astonishing variety and number of birds, waterfowl in particular. The last (and only) time I had been there was about ten [...]