Hi Went to Die Oog yesterday. The place looks good. Was greeted at the gate by a family of egyptian Geese. 9 juveniles and the mom and dad. They were followed by 4 Helmeted guineafowl. Walking around the lake I heard cheeping of chicks. I looked zround for a nest with chiscks in the reeds by the side of the water but could not find … Continue reading Die Oog new update November 2012
Hello all. Today 24 November 2012 is this years official Birdlife SA Birding Big Day, the day allocated to support Birdlife SA in fund raising for Avian Conservation. Already so far I have seen Rock Pigeon, Common starlings, Cape Turtle dove, Laughing dove, Feral pigeons, Hartlaubs Gulls, House sparrows, Cape sparrows, Cape and Southern Masked weavers and Common waxbills galore. Most of them are congregated … Continue reading Birding Big Day
Hi All News in today from Trevor Hardaker read that a Black Skimmer had been sighted by the same lady who had discivered it last month. She lost sight of it as it was flying towards Rietvlei in TableView Cape Town. According to Trevor it has not been seen since. Continue reading Black Skimmer again
In a blog titled ‘A bit of a Lark’ i read rescently the author was commenting about her twitching ability or rather her inability to twitch properly she commented about her lack of being able to decide which Lark she had photographed. Now if she had Doug Newman and Gordon Kings book Southern African LBJ’s made simple she would have found it easier to find … Continue reading A bit of a Lark, I think Not.
Hi all. Just a quick update. The latest addition to my garden list was a group of Cape Bulbul, Pycnonotus capensis. They came to check out the action at the feeder where there was a big barney on the go between the pigeons and the weavers again. The weavers are still coming to collect food for the nests. Have seen quite a few scragly looking … Continue reading Latest Garden List addition
Latest Gossip. Hi There, Seems my wife enjoys buying Fish and Chips and the going to have supper at Muizenberg Beach. Thats what we did agian this evening. Arriving at the beach just after 5pm I noticed a great group of Kelp Gulls congregated on the rocks. They we’re collecting mussles an then flying about ten to twelve foot up in the air and dropping … Continue reading Latest Gossip
Fighting Attitude. ——————– Am I responsible for the latest trend of the birds fighting each other when coming to the Feeder? Seems its the latest trend with the biggest bird being first to get seeds. The toughest fights take place between the male Southern Masked Weavers and the male Cape Weavers. Even the tiny waxbills land up fighting with the weavers even though they don’t … Continue reading Fighting Attitude