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19 April 2023 - Beaulieu Bird Sanctuary

I had to drop off the dogs at 'school', so stopped again for a quick walk around Beaulieu before starting work. Like the last visit, the berry feast was still in full swing with Dark-capped Bulbul

Dark-capped Bulbul (Pycnonotus tricolor)

and the Black-collared Barbet

Black-collared Barbet (Lybius torquatus)

Sunbirds and Southern Masked Weavers were at home on the flowering Strelitzia's

Southern Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus)

A Southern Boubou that popped out of the bush to grab an insect caught me by surprise - just a crappy record image of a tough to see in the open species

Southern Boubou (Laniarius ferrugineus)

There were good numbers of Black-throated Canary, I was able to photograph this one through a small gap in the foreground foliage which I enjoy

Black-throated Canary (Crithagra atrogularis)

Around the dam, there were a few Sacred Ibis

African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)

along with a Wattled Lapwing fly-by

African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus)

Along with the Greater-striped Swallow, there was a pair of Lesser-striped - another good record for my home Pentad

Lesser Striped Swallow (Cecropis abyssinica)

I almost missed the Green Pigeon as it flew at speed over the dam - always good to see in my home Pentad

African Green Pigeon (Treron calvus)

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