19 December 2021

Kyalami Estates - November Round-up

30 November 2021; Kyalami Estates

November was a fairly productive month where I recorded 61 species in the Estate including Red-throated Wryneck, Golden-tailed Woodpecker and Barn Owl.

Migrants included; Willow Warbler, European Bee-eater and a Klaas's Cuckoo.

I managed a few pics from the garden where Cape White-eye was still drinking from the Banana Tree

Cape White-eye (Zosterops virens)

A Southern Masked Weaver seems to have been watching the White-eye

Southern Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus)

In the park, I watched a Karoo Thrush pulling a slug out of the grass

Karoo Thrush (Turdus smithii)

They also perch on the playground equipment

Fiscal Flycatchers are still prevalent

Fiscal Flycatcher (Melaenornis silens)

The Southern Fiscal have had breeding success

Juvenile Southern Fiscal (Lanius collaris)

At the small dam, the Southern Red Bishops have built their nests and are trying to entice the females

Southern Red Bishop (Euplectes orix)

The pair of White-throated Swallow's are also busy building a nest

White-throated Swallow (Hirundo albigularis)

Bronze Mannikin's are now enjoying the seeding grass

Bronze Mannikin (Lonchura cucullata)

And I managed to catch a Willow Warbler coming down to drink

Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

There is a single flowering Jacaranda in the Park - it really does stand out and smell great

Purple Haze

A few invertebrates were seen; Slate Sprite

Slate Sprite (Pseudagrion salisburyense)

Common Zebra Blue

Common Zebra Blue (Leptotes p. pirithous)

and a Common Geranium Bronze

Common Geranium Bronze (Cacyreus marshalli)

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