Despite all the doom and gloom surrounding the weather forecast for the Stanford Bird Club birding outing on Tuesday 13 May, Majadji, the Rain Queen got it right and we had a wonderful morning out in the fresh air with no rain!
We started off at the Uilenskraal Estuary then drove along Waterford Road which runs along the ridge above Pearly Beach through the Agulhas NP to Wolvengat. In spite of it not being perfect bird spotting weather, our faithful recorder of birds seen, Linden still managed to write down 43 plus birds.
At the Bridge on the way to Pearly Beach:
Blacksmith Lapwing,Greater Flamingo, Cape Cormorants (white breasted), Black Headed Heron, Pied Kingfisher, Swift Terns, Flamingo, Whimbrel, Black-winged Stilts, Hartlaubs Gull, Kelp Gulls, Little Egret,
Black Shouldered Kite, Jackal Buzzards, Sunbird – Southern double collared, European Starlings, Fiscal Shrike, Rock Pigeon, Cape Turtle Doves, Egyptian Geese.
Agulhus National Park: Beautiful fynbos.
Sugarbird, Orange Breasted Sunbird, Malachite Sunbird, Capped Wheatear, African Dusky Flycatcher, Karoo Prinia, Fork-tailed Drongo, Cape Robin, Yellow Canary, Cape Canary, Sacred Ibis, Blue Crane, Crowned Lapwing, Cape Crow, Plain-backed Pipit, Rock Kestrel, Spoonbill, Cape Wagtail, Laughing Dove, Speckled Pigeon, Forest Buzzard (waiting for confirmation Chris Cheatham still),Cape Batis, Cape Weaver
Also, from memory: Bokmakierie, Helmeted Guineafowl, Cape Francolin, Red-capped Lark, Donald Duck….
Stanford Bird Club