03 October 2022

Local birding

17 August 2022 - Beaulieu and surrounds

I had a brief early morning visit to Beaulieu Bird Sanctuary in Midrand and was greeted by a small flock of Arrow-marked Babblers scavenging in the dustbin at the entrance

Arrow-marked Babbler (Turdoides jardineii)




A Cape Robin-Chat was doing the same at a bigger bin inside the reserve

Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra)


There was not much else on offer, so took a drive to Zinnia Road where all the grasslands have sadly been burnt, as is the norm in winter. Both Crowned and African Wattled Lapwing's were present and quite vocal

African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus)

Habitat shot


A little further down the road, a female African Stonechat was in attendance

African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)


After which I headed back home




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