Monday, 17 September 2012

Outing report- 16th September 2012 Simuma Conservancy

Birds recorded:- Lesser striped Swallow,  Knysna Turaco,  Black-collared Barbet,  Dark-capped Bulbul, Black-crowned Tchagra,  Yellow Weaver,  Grey Cuckooshrike,  Spectacled Weaver, Village Weaver,  Cape Glossy Starling,  Black-bellied Starling,  Red-winged Starling, Brown-hooded Kingfisher,  Raven,  Pied Crow,  Hadeda Ibis,  Red-eyed Dove, Amethyst Sunbird,  White-bellied Sunbird,  Little Rush-Warbler,  Rock Martin, African Palm- Swift,   Egyptian Goose,  Crowned Hornbill,  Trumpeter Hornbill, Tawny-flanked Prinia,  Neddicky,  Southern Boubou,  Green-backed  Camaroptera, Speckled Mousebird,  African Green-Pigeon,  Fork-tailed Drongo,  Black-headed Oriole, African Dusky Flycatcher,  Dark-backed Weaver,  Thick-billed Weaver,  Square-tailed Drongo,
Sombre Greenbul,  African Paradise-Flycatcher,  African Black Duck, Puffback, Southern Black Tit,  White-throated Swallow,  Lesser Honeyguide,  Klaas’s  Cuckoo, Yellow-fronted Canary,  Olive Sunbird,  Cape White-eye,  Collared Sunbird, African Fish-Eagle,  Red-fronted Tinkerbird,  Cape Robin –Chat,  Yellow-billed Kite, Southern Black Flycatcher,  Martial Eagle,  Grey-headed Bush-Shrike,  Cape Batis, Orange-breasted  Bush-Shrike,  African Firefinch,  African Harrier-Hawk,  Olive Thrush,  Green Wood-Hoopoe,  Bronze Mannikin,  Chinspot Batis, Jackal Buzzard. (65 species)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Raymond Williamson Furniss 30th May 1920 - 11th September 2012

Ray at the End of Year function
at Umdoni Kiosk in December 2011
(Photo Ron Whitham)

Sadly Ray passed away on 11th September 2012 at the ripe old age of 92.

Ray was a larger than life character who will always be remembered for his many anecdotes and passion for life, right to the end.
He had just finished his memoirs and we hope to be able to make these available in the future.