Report by Sandi du Preez
20 June 2018
It was a very overcast and gloomy day which often made it difficult to see a bird’s features. After scanning the area around the notice board to look for the Spotted Ground Thrush, we made our way to the little patch of grassland. Here we were treated to a whole lot of Purple-crested Turacos flying back and forth between the trees – such a magnificent sight! Unfortunately we couldn’t go into the reservoir area as Crispin was not with us.
Sunbirds were scarce in numbers but we did see five of the six species present in winter at Pigeon Valley: – Amethyst, Collared, Olive, Purple-banded and a Grey Sunbird showing off it’s red pectoral tufts.
Tambourine Doves were calling incessantly from all parts of the forest and Southern Boubous serenaded us the whole morning as well.
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