Chris Bowden has posted on the African Birding Forum concerning disturnbance of the Bald Ibis colony at Tamri by a group of British birders.
full piece here http://www.africanbirdclub.org/phorum/read.php?36,1217
"So it is very disturbing when a minority of irresponsible
visitors such as a recent group in early May (who we know from
wardens records that the leader has previously ignored the well
known request among all birders to avoid the colony), continue
to approach the colony itself. This is particularly
disappointing and embarrassing to the responsible birding
"This recent birding party of birders from England refused to
accept the wardens request to leave and became abusive before
photographing the birds anyway."
I remember seeing these birds on my first overseas trip in 1992. A magical experience. We watched tentatively from a distance, mostly not even leaving the vehicle. It seems things have gone very much downhill since those days. Chris has tactfully left out the name of the group and the leader but seeing as the person in question obviously has no regard for pleasantries, I can't see much changing. The need to stick a camera right up the bird's .... seems to be something to do with it these days. There really are some ****** about.