Sunday, 16 November 2014

Outing report - 16th November 2014 Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Photos by Ina de Koker

Attendees: Ina de Koker, Stanley & Asothie Gengan; Hazel Nevin, Sandy Olver. (5 attendees)

Not a very large turnout due to most of the active members being in Kruger, but still a good days birding.
As Sandy Olver puts it ‘’ such good birding  -  took us 2 hours to reach the gate from the turnoff!’’

Doll's Powder Puff (Cyanotis speciosa)

Klaas's Cuckoo

Klaas's Cuckoo

Birds recorded (List supplied by Sandy Olver): Dark-capped Bulbul, Spectacled Weaver, Red-eyed Dove, Red-capped Robin-Chat, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Little Rush-Warbler, Lesser Striped Swallow, Black-crowned Tchagra, Black-collared Barbet, Yellow Weaver, Diderick Cuckoo, Burchell's Coucal, White-browed Scrub-Robin, Natal Spurfowl, Southern Boubou, Olive Sunbird, Tambourine Dove, Green-backed Camaroptera, Yellow-billed Kite, Cape White-eye, Yellow-fronted Canary,  Pin-tailed Whydah, Red-collared Widowbird, Red-throated Wryneck, Red-winged Starling,  Black-bellied Starling, Southern Red Bishop, Barn Swallow, Klaas's Cuckoo, Violet-backed Starling, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Common Waxbill, Cape Wagtail, Amethyst Sunbird, Crested Barbet, Neddicky, African Dusky Flycatcher, Jackal Buzzard,  Speckled Mousebird,  White-bellied Sunbird, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Black-headed Oriole, Steppe Buzzard, Lesser Honeyguide, Purple-crested Turaco, Crowned Hornbill, Fork-tailed Drongo, Bronze Mannikin, Sombre Greenbul, Green Wood-Hoopoe, Trumpeter Hornbill, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Croaking Cisticola, African Pipit, Cape Glossy Starling, Rufous-naped Lark, Grey Heron, African Stonechat, Thick-billed Weaver, Rufous-winged Cisticola, Zitting Cisticola. (61 species).

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