Sunday, 24 August 2014

Outing report- 24th August 2014 Umbambazi Nature Reserve, Paddock

Photos by Hazel van Rooyen

Braai time at Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Attendees: Irma Smook, Margaret Jones, Stan & Val Culley; Bobby & Hazel van Rooyen; Barrie Willis, Sue Hansbury and Cameron. (9 attendees).

Yellow-throated Longclaw at Umbambazi

It was rather a windy day, so after breakfast, the group went down to the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve.

Cape Batis at Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Birds recorded: African Stonechat, Greater Double-collared Sunbird, Pied Crow, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Hadeda Ibis, Dark-capped Bulbul, Black-headed Oriole, Fork-tailed Drongo, Red-winged Starling, Red-eyed Dove, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Black Saw-wing, White-necked Raven, House Sparrow, Southern Black Flycatcher, Trumpeter Hornbill, Sombre Greenbul, Southern Boubou, Crowned Hornbill, Collared Sunbird, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Olive Sunbird, African Dusky Flycatcher, Bar-throated Apalis, Cape Batis, Green-backed Camaroptera, Yellow-throated Woodland- Warbler    ( + Emu ! ) (27 species)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Outing report- 3rd August 2014 Empisini Nature Reserve

Photos by Hazel van Rooyen

Attendees: Stanley Gengan, Hazel Nevin, Sandy Olver, Bob & Hazel van Rooyen. (5 attendees).

Not a very big turnout, but some excellent birding was had.
Good sightings of Narina Trogon, Spotted Ground-Thrush, Grey Cuckooshrike and African Wood-Owl.

African Wood-Owl
Grey Cuckooshrike
Narina Trogon
Spotted Ground-Thrush

Birds recorded: Sombre Greenbul, Natal Spurfowl, Dark-capped Bulbul, Southern Boubou, Spectacled Weaver, Hadeda Ibis, Green-backed Camaroptera, Black-headed Oriole, Red-capped Robin-Chat, Red-eyed Dove, Brown Scrub-Robin, Olive Sunbird, Hamerkop, Cape White-eye, Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Purple-crested Turaco, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Grey Sunbird, Amethyst Sunbird, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, African Paradise-Flycatcher, Bar-throated Apalis, African Dusky Flycatcher, Collared Sunbird, Burchell's Coucal, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Green Wood-Hoopoe, Black-collared Barbet, Crested Barbet, Spotted Ground-Thrush, Yellow-bellied Greenbul, African Wood-Owl, Narina Trogon, Square-tailed Drongo, Fork-tailed Drongo, Lesser Honeyguide, Black-backed Puffback, African Firefinch, Grey Cuckooshrike, Orange-breasted Bush-Shrike, Thick-billed Weaver, Terrestrial Brownbul, Southern Black Tit, Woolly-necked Stork, Bronze Mannikin. (45 species) (List supplied by Sandy Olver).