Report by Sandi du Preez
20 February 2019
There were 11 birders keen to see the Jubilee Park special – the Magpie Mannikins. In the reeds at the entrance the Thick-billed Weavers were diligently constructing their nests as usual. I wonder what other bird species can claim to build a neater nest!
All three Mannikin species (Magpie, Bronze and Red-backed ) were present at the little pond , flitting around the grasses and reeds. I think that the Magpie was a lifer for three of the birders.
As we started our walk along the path through the forest, we could hear a Buff-spotted Flufftail calling in the distance – pity we couldn’t see it!
Birds were few as it was hot, but we managed to get White-eared and Black-collared Barbets; Fork-tailed and Square-tailed Drongos; Dusky, African Paradise and Southern Black Flycatchers; Black-bellied, Cape Glossy and…
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