Sunday, 29 September 2013

Outing report- 29th September 2013 Umdoni Park, Pennington

male Green Twinspot at the Enviro Centre
(Photo Stan Culley)

Attendees: Angie & Doug Butcher; Stan & Val Culley; Stanley Gengan, Margaret Jones, Clive & June Quickelberge; Andy Ruffle,  Irma Smook. (10 attendees).

Although quieter than normal, we still had some good birding.
The morning walk took us along the road from the Enviro Centre to the old picnic site. We were hoping for sightings of Narina Trogon. We could here them calling, but they just would not show themselves. Gorgeous Bush-shrike, Olive Bush-shrike and Scaly-throated Honeyguide were all heard.
We were joined by Clive Quickelberge and his daughter, June, at breakfast.
We then headed down into the Gorge to see the Crowned Eagle nest. The pair are breeding again and gave us some lovely views at the nest.
Stan decided to stay back at the Enviro Centre the whole morning, to photograph visitors to the water feature and bird feeder. As you can see, he attained some very nice shots.

Brown Scrub-Robin 
(Photo Stan Culley)
Dark-backed Weaver
(Photo Stan Culley)

To see more pics Stan took of Green Twinspots click here.

Birds recorded: Bar-throated Apalis, Green-backed Camaroptera, Dark-backed Weaver, Dark-capped Bulbul, Knysna Turaco, Olive Sunbird, Red-eyed Dove, Sombre Greenbul, Southern Boubou, Square-tailed Drongo, Gorgeous Bush-Shrike, Red-capped Robin-Chat, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Cape White-eye, Collared Sunbird, Hadeda Ibis, Yellow-bellied Greenbul, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Black-bellied Starling, Black-backed Puffback, African Paradise-Flycatcher, African Emerald Cuckoo, Trumpeter Hornbill, Little Sparrowhawk, Egyptian Goose, African Goshawk, Little Swift, Yellow-billed Kite, Woolly-necked Stork, Grey-headed Bush-Shrike, Green Twinspot, Terrestrial Brownbul, Crowned Eagle, Lesser Honeyguide, Thick-billed Weaver, Purple-crested Turaco, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, African Fish-Eagle, Black-collared Barbet, Village Weaver, Chinspot Batis, Olive Bush-Shrike, Ashy Flycatcher, African Dusky Flycatcher, Burchell's Coucal, Mountain Wagtail, Southern Black Flycatcher, Green Malkoha, Lemon Dove, Green Wood-Hoopoe, Narina Trogon, Brown Scrub-Robin, Spectacled Weaver. (53 species).

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