Sunday, 29 June 2014

Outing report - 29th June 2014 Lake Eland Game Reserve

Attendees: Doug & Angie Butcher; Stan & Val Culley; Stanley & Asothie Gengan; Ina de Koker, Hazel Nevin, Sandy Olver, Andy Ruffle, Willie & Wilna van Zyl. (12 attendees).

Two species were added to the Lake Eland bird list today...Cape Sparrow and Crested Barbet. The latter being heard only.
Ina de Koker was very fortunate to encounter a male Narina Trogon whilst driving back through the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve.

Birds recorded: Cape Turtle-Dove, Cape Wagtail, Village Weaver, Greater Double-collared Sunbird, Cape Weaver, Brown-backed Honeybird, Crested Barbet, Black-collared Barbet, Red-eyed Dove,  Cape Sparrow, Common Fiscal, Dark-capped Bulbul, Fan-tailed Widowbird, White-bellied Sunbird, Cape Longclaw, African Stonechat, Plain-backed Pipit, Zitting Cisticola, Neddicky, Rufous-naped Lark, White-browed Scrub-Robin, Speckled Mousebird, Southern Black Flycatcher, Bar-throated Apalis, Sombre Greenbul, Forest Canary, Southern Boubou, Fork-tailed Drongo, White-necked Raven, Black-headed Oriole, Green-backed Camaroptera, Hadeda Ibis, Spectacled Weaver, Hamerkop, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Knysna Turaco, Green Wood-Hoopoe, Reed Cormorant, Ashy Flycatcher, African Fish-Eagle, Cardinal Woodpecker, Yellow-fronted Canary, Tambourine Dove, African Dusky Flycatcher, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Cape Batis, Little Grebe, Grey Crowned Crane, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Egyptian Goose.  (50 species).

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