"Anyway, what I really wanted to say was a huge "thank you" for such an amazing birding trip!
I have been on quite a few and have never seen anyone with such a natural gift and dedication for finding birds as you have.
The route was excellent in that it covered all the various birding habitats and was enjoyable from the scenic point of view as well. Brian, how you kept so alert driving through the long hot afternoon "graveyard shifts", while your clients heads were nodding on their chests, I don't know. Come to think of it, now I know why the hooter kept going off! Just to keep us on our toes!
The accommodation, meals and hospitality at the B&B's was excellent, and Esther's superb padkos packs in the Tanqua Karoo deserves a special mention. The Knysna Woodpecker at De Hoop and the diminutive Damara tern at the breathtakingly beautiful De Mond estuary, are memories I will always treasure. What more could ask for than 11 out of 15 birds on my "Wish List"!
Hopefully I will be coming back in April for another Pelagic and to track down the 3 elusive warblers and Cape Rockjumper"