Attendees: Doug & Angie Butcher; Stan & Val Culley; Stanley Gengan, Eric Kok, Roger & Lilliene Linter; Vaughan Meyrick, Hazel Parry, Andy Ruffle, Bob & Hazel van Rooyen. (13 attendees).
Another good morning's birding at Uvongo River Conservancy.
We had a promising start when Stan spotted a Goliath Heron on the river. They have been recorded in the reserve before, but it was nice to see this bird at close quarters.
|The highlight of the day, this Goliath Heron|
(Photo Stan Culley)
Olive and especially Grey Sunbirds were going crazy this morning. The latter showing off it's red pectoral feathers regularly. Quite a few African Black Duck were also seen flying up and down the river.
Sadly, African Finfoot and Spotted Ground-Thrush eluded us on this visit.
We did still notch up a respectable 57 species for the morning.
Birds recorded: Black-headed Oriole, Purple-crested Turaco, Dark-capped Bulbul, Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Red-eyed Dove, Green Wood-Hoopoe, Goliath Heron, Red-capped Robin-Chat, African Black Duck, Giant Kingfisher, Southern Boubou, Spur-winged Goose, Egyptian Goose, Reed Cormorant, Yellow-billed Duck, Black-collared Barbet, Square-tailed Drongo, African Pied Wagtail, Cape Wagtail, Collared Sunbird, Southern Black Flycatcher, Hadeda Ibis, Olive Sunbird, Common Myna, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Terrestrial Brownbul, Sombre Greenbul, Green-backed Camaroptera, Spectacled Weaver, Olive Thrush, Grey Sunbird, Fork-tailed Drongo, Black-backed Puffback, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Red-billed Firefinch, Amethyst Sunbird, Ashy Flycatcher, Tambourine Dove, Dark-backed Weaver, Cape White-eye, Knysna Turaco, Black Saw-wing, Chinspot Batis, Pied Kingfisher, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, White-breasted Cormorant, Black-bellied Starling, Pied Crow, Bronze Mannikin, Water Thick-knee, Laughing Dove, Village Weaver, Yellow-fronted Canary, Speckled Mousebird, Red-winged Starling, Natal Spurfowl. (57 species).