Stainbank 7 December 2016

BirdLife Port Natal

Report by Sandi du Preez

It was extremely windy and the birds were not very co-operative, but we did manage to record 50 species (many only on call).

Just before starting off on the walk we saw a Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird industriously excavating it’s nest on a dead branch. It did not seem at all concerned about the humans oohing and aahing, and clicking of cameras right under the branch!

It was so windy in the grassland and there was not a prinia or cisticola to be seen. However we were treated  to many zebras, bushbuck and impala with their youngsters gamboling in the grass.

It has obviously been a very good year for breeding. Lots of Yellow-billed Kites and Barn Swallows were having fun in the wind. There was a juvenile Common Fiscal where the Fiscals usually hang out, but no sign of the adults.

The dam was looking stunning…

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