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An analysis of the Bird Counts at Sandvlei over the period Dec 1974 to Dec 1975 by G.W. Begg.
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The project is supported and endorsed by both the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) as well as BirdLife South Africa (BLSA).
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16/07/2016 - Gavin Lawson reports "
This photo shows the 13 Little Egrets together in the
There was an icy S.E. wind becoming stronger
and colder. The thick over head cloud made it
11/07/2016 - Simon Fogarty reports
"Look what arrived and started clambering around the trees
African Harrier-Hawk visiting Frogmore Estate.
06/07/2016 - Barry Parker reports
"I sat down next to a Fiery-necked Nightjar in the Old Boyes Drive
section of the Nature Reserve today. It was a couple of minutes before it flew
away and I lost sight of it behind some of the large shrubs."
23/06/2016 - Barry Parker reports
"This Black Sparrowhawk was having breakfast in Rutter Road,
Breakfast was either a Red Eye Dove or a Laughing Dove.
This sighting was reported to Ann Koeslag who monitors the Black Sparrowhawks on the Peninsula.
Ann replied with this interesting information and record.
Ring No. 6H03251- Cecilia - 23/09/2010 nestling,
a white morph. Both his parents were black morphs.
The chick ringed at the nest in Sept 2010.
This shows the importance for reporting sightings
as a record, with photos if possible to help
21/06/2016 - Simon Fogarty reports this Spotted Eagle Owl was in the garden this morning before being chased by a pair of Pied Crows. It returned as it was getting dark this evening.
Spotted Eagle Owl blending in with the tree trunk.
05/05/2016 - Angus and Frances Hemp report
"We saw a Mandarin Duck today while canoeing
17/04/2016 - Evanne Rothwell reports "Caught this boy bird making a spectical of himself trying to impress the girls."
"Taking a bow."
"Hello girls!" this Southern Double Collared Sunbird was saying.
14/04/2016 - Simon Fogarty reports that he had a Southern Boubou in his garden this morning.
The Boubou with something to eat.
Keeping a sharp lookout.
10/04/2016 - Gerrard Wigram reports
"Taking the dogs for a walk this afternoon, I 'spotted'
16/01/2016 - Today we counted the
water birds at Zandvlei for the quarterly National Water Bird
There were over 700 Eygptian Geese in the Caravan Park.
A juvenile Grey Heron sunning itself.
The flamingo and geese seemed compatible in the water together.
A Little Egret off Park Island.
We counted 23 Greater Flamingo today.
Another juvenile Grey Heron part of a family group of four.