Despite all the doom and gloom surrounding the weather forecast for our birding outing on Tuesday, Majadji, the Rain Queen got it right and we had a wonderful morning out in the fresh air with no rain!!!
We started off at the Uilenskraal Estuary then drove along Waterford Road which runs along the ridge above Pearly Beach through the Agulhas NP to Wolvengat. In spite of it not being perfect bird spotting weather, our faithful recorder of birds seen, Linden still managed to write down 43 plus birds.
These were: At the Bridge on the way to Pearly Beach. Blacksmith Lapwing, Cape Flamingo, Cape Cormorants (white breasted), Black shouldered Heron, Pied Kingfisher, Swift Terns, Flamingo, Whimbrel, Black-winged Stilts, Hartlambs Gull, Kelp Gulls, Little Egret, On Road to BSK. Black Shouldered Kite, Jackal Buzzards, Sunbird – Southern double collared, European Starlings, Fiscal Shrike, Rock Pigeon, Cape Turtle Doves, Egyptian Geese. Agulhus National Park: Beautiful fynbos. Wolwengat: Sugarbird, Orange Breasted Sunbird, Malachite Sunbird, Capped Wheatear, African Dusky Flycatcher, Karoo Prinia, Fork-tailed Drongo, Cape Robin, Yellow Canary, Sacred Ibis, Blue Crane, Crowned Lapwing, Cape Crow, Plain Pipit, Rock Kestrel, Spoonbill, Cape Wagtail, Laughing Dove, Speckled Pigeon, Forest Buzzard ?,Cape Batis, Weaver
A big thank you to Debbie Alexander for planning the Birding Outing and to our drivers, namely Debbie, Chris Cheatham and Di Parker who was given the day off work to come on the outing. Great to have you with us Di.