Monday, 6 June 2011

Outing report- Bushbuck Trail, 5th June 2011

(Photo Andy Ruffle)

Attendees:- Liz Blomeyer, Doug & Angie Butcher, Bob & Moira Clark, Stan & Val Culley, Clive Edmundson, Stanley & Asothie Gengan, Margaret Jones, Eric Kok, Cathy Lee, Jeanette & Herbie Osborne, Hazel Parry, Andy Ruffle, Geoff & Ann Skelton, Irma Smook, Ron & Elaine Whitham.(22 attendees)

Another extremely good turnout for this popular venue (thanks guys). If we keep this up, we intend to split the group into smaller parties, which should allow better viewing opportunities. Birding at this time of year is particularly difficult with the birds not very vocal. Despite this we still managed a pretty good list of 49 species. However, the Green Malkoha and Spotted Ground-thrush eluded us this time. Highlights of the day were seeing Liz and Clive again, and some nice views of this years Southbroom Crowned Eagle juvenile which has now ventured off the nest.

Birds recorded:- Dark-capped Bulbul, Egyptian Goose, Red-eyed Dove, Olive Sunbird, Fork-tailed Drongo, Square-tailed Drongo, Sombre Greenbul, Southern Boubou, Trumpeter Hornbill, Black-headed Oriole, Collared Sunbird, Knysna Turaco, Black-collared Barbet,  Green-backed Camaroptera, Hadeda Ibis, Terrestrial Brownbul, Spectacled Weaver, African Dusky Flycatcher, Thick-billed Weaver, Cape White-eye, Lemon Dove, Black-bellied Starling, African Harrier-Hawk, Crowned Hornbill, Bar-throated Apalis, Speckled Mousebird, Yellow-fronted Canary, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Dark-backed Weaver, Cardinal Woodpecker, Grey Sunbird, Natal Spurfowl, Purple-crested Turaco, Red-backed Mannikin, Bronze Mannikin, Cape Batis, Black-backed Puffback, Village Weaver, Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Little Swift, African Crowned Eagle, African Palm-Swift, African Paradise-Flycatcher, White-bellied Sunbird, Tawny-flanked Prinia, African Fish-Eagle, Red-winged Starling, Black Saw-wing, Chinspot Batis. (49 species).

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