Sunday, 24 November 2013

Outing report- Buhr's farm 24th November 2013

Attendees: Stanley & Asothie Gengan, Eric Kok, Andy Ruffle (4 attendees).

Sadly we didn’t have a very good turnout for this morning’s visit to Buhr’s Farm. However, birding was pretty good, with some good views of some birds we don’t often see well.

Red-necked Spurfowl was the first of these, with one scurrying along the road as we entered the upper part of the farm. Forest Canary, Levaillant's Cisticola, Streaky-headed Seedeater, Black-crowned Tchagra and Lazy Cisticola all showed nicely for us.

Birds recorded: At Paddock Station & Buhr’s Farm- Red-winged Starling, Yellow-fronted Canary, Cape White-eye, Common Myna, Village Weaver, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Hamerkop, Black-headed Heron, Black-headed Oriole, Brimstone Canary, Cattle Egret,Common Starling, Common Moorhen, Diderick Cuckoo,  Hadeda Ibis, African Stonechat,  Red-eyed Dove, Natal Spurfowl, Red-necked Spurfowl, Speckled Mousebird, Southern Boubou, African Firefinch, Blacksmith Lapwing, Common Waxbill, Forest Canary, Burchell's Coucal, Green-backed Camaroptera, Olive Sunbird, Red-collared Widowbird, Little Rush-Warbler, Spectacled Weaver, Levaillant's Cisticola, Spur-winged Goose, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Little Grebe, Chinspot Batis, Streaky-headed Seedeater, Lesser Striped Swallow, Southern Black Flycatcher, Amethyst Sunbird, Greater Double-collared Sunbird, Black-crowned Tchagra, Sombre Greenbul, Lazy Cisticola, Neddicky, White-browed Scrub-Robin, Barn Swallow, Grey Crowned Crane, Jackal Buzzard, Cape Starling, Croaking Cisticola, Yellow-billed Kite, Cape Grassbird, Yellow-billed Duck, Black Saw-wing, Zitting Cisticola, Black-shouldered Kite. (57 species)

Oribi Gorge area- Ashy Flycatcher, Black-backed Puffback, Square-tailed Drongo, Red-chested Cuckoo, Red-capped Robin-chat, Cape Turtle-dove, Common Fiscal.  (total 64 species).

Friday, 1 November 2013

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Culley's Dam, Port Edward. November 2013
(Subspp purpurea)
(Photo Stan Culley)

Photos: copyright of photographer