14 August 2023

Kyalami Estates - May Round-up

31 May 2023 - Kyalami Estates

May was a relatively quiet month and I didnt do much birding in the Estate only recording 44 species. There weren't many highlights other than Malachite Kingfisher, Grey Hornbill and noting that the White-throated Swallow hadn't yet departed.

Brown-hooded Kingfishers are sometimes heard calling in parts of the Estate and this month, I managed to track one down on an overcast day.

Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris)


The Reed Cormorants were enjoying the St Ledger Dam

Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus)



I did find a Common Leopard which was nice to see

Common Leopard (Phalanta phalantha)


Whilst at the house, I tried to photograph this tiny but mobile Jumping Spider. My macro lens would have been more suited to the job - next time!

Jumping Spider sp.


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