Our group today, gathered near the green houses.
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Kirstenbosch Bird Walk 16 July 2015 by Cheryl Faull

There were 10 people on the walk, including me as the guide. The walk was 2 1/2 hrs long and 24 species were recorded. The bird list is included below.

Weather was cool and overcast. Light breeze. No rain. The Cape White Eyes were out in their numbers, along with lots of Southern Double Collared Sunbirds. The aloes and pincushions are coming into full bloom.

Interesting sightings:

Several Chaffinch in trees to the left above the cycads.

Black-headed Heron seen flying over at the top near the Silver Leaf trees.

Two Grey Mongoose and a rat also seen.

Bird list:

  1. Southern Double Collared Sunbird
  2. Egyptian Goose
  3. Sombre Greenbul
  4. Olive Thrush
  5. Redwing Starling
  6. Cape Robin-chat
  7. Cape White-eye
  8. Helmeted Guineafowl
  9. Spotted Eagle Owl
  10. Southern Boubou
  11. Forest Canary
  12. Hadeda Ibis
  13. Cape Bulbul
  14. Karoo Prinia
  15. Chaffinch
  16. Cape Spurfowl
  17. Common Fiscal
  18. Cape Sugarbird
  19. Black-headed Heron
  20. Malachite Sunbird
  21. African Olive Pigeon
  22. Cape Canary
  23. Cape Batis
  24. African Goshawk – heard only

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