Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary.

I am not a bird watcher, but since I pass the reserve couple times a week, I thought it would be a good idea to pop in there and take some photos. I was pleasantly surprised to find the bird hide, and a family (I assume it to be a family) of Crown Cranes in there.

There is a guided walk, bird hide and an exhibition hall.

This bird sanctuary is named after ornithologist J. Austin Roberts, born in Pretoria in 1883. He is best known for his book “Birds of South Africa”, published posthumously in 1951. Its 7th edition appeared in 2005, and is a standard work on birds of this region. He died in 1948. (This photo from Wikipedia).

Austin Roberts

J. Austin Roberts.

The bird hide.

Dam from the bird hide

View on the dam from bird hide.

Bridge to bird hide

Welcome.

Photos from the bird hide

View from the bird hide.

The Crowned Crane

The family/friends

The family/friends

The couple

The couple

...say what!

…say what!

Giving it a full attention..

Giving it a full attention..

Me the magnificent.

Me the magnificent.

Crowned crane

Crowned crane

Profile.

Profile.

the look!

The look!

Blue Crane restaurant from bird hide.

Blue Crane restaurant from bird hide.

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