Monday, 19 August 2013

Bird friendly plants- Psychotria capensis

Description: Psychotria capensis is an evergreen shrub or small tree, 3-8 m, with a slender stem
Bulbuls, robins and barbets are a few of the locals spotted dining at the black bird-berry, with its attractive glossy foliage and showy red and yellow berries.

Southern Boubou

Dark-capped Bulbul
Sombre Greenbul

Speckled Mousebird

Cape Robin-Chat

Black-bellied Starling

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

Thick-billed Weaver

All photos by Stan Culley
For more details about this plant click here.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Outing report- 11th August 2013 Peter Bunge Farm, Oribi

Lunch at the dam
(Photo Hazel van Rooyen)

Attendees: Stan & Val Culley, Eric Kok, Bob & Hazel van Rooyen, Barrie Wills & Sue Hansbury (7 attendees).

A surprisingly low turnout for the visit to this new venue. It was however thoroughly enjoyed by those who went. A bird list of some 70 species was recorded on the farm and at the dam.
We would like to thank Peter Bunge for his hospitality as he insisted on us having coffee on his veranda.

Yellow-throated Longclaw
(Photo Hazel van Rooyen)

male Mocking Cliff-Chat
(Photo Hazel van Rooyen)

European Boar piglet
(Photo Hazel van Rooyen)

Birds recorded: To follow