Thomas Howell – October 2012

Malcolm & Gail: Ann and I want to thank you for your hospitality last month – we thoroughly enjoyed our visit with you folks. It was a very relaxing way to end our visit to South Africa and Botswana. It was a long way back home after Malcolm dropped us at the airport (35 hours until we stepped off of the plane in Reno) — we are now pretty much back to normal here.

Malcolm: the birding was outstanding – it will take me a while to download and process everything, but when I am finished I will send you some of the better photos (also probably some for identification). Highlights for me were: Cape Eagle Owl, Spotted Eagle Owl, Ground Woodpecker, Cape Parrot (doing the archangel pose), good looks at the Jackal Buzzard, Bokmakierie, Longtailed Widowbird, Red-throated Wryneck, Bald Ibis and Blue Cranes.

Again, thanks for a very enjoyable time.

Tom & Ann