A delay out of London left us two hours late arriving into Cape Town, but having already survived a plane crash today (a catering truck collided with the plane and made a dent in the door) what else could go wrong?
I have not experienced any people from the township coming into the reserve and actually exchanged waves with some of the kids across the railway line. Most of the birding will be done from a car which gives a sense of security, but visitors should still be vigilant.
Bird seen; 53
Little Grebe 80, Great White Pelican 80, White-breasted Cormorant 40, Long-tailed Cormorant 1, African Darter 3, Grey Heron 3, Black-headed Heron 1, Little Egret 8, Cattle Egret 15, African Sacred Ibis 60, Hadada Ibis 4, African Spoonbill 3, Greater Flamingo 1, White-faced Whistling Duck 8, Egyptian Goose 40, Spurwinged Goose 6, Cape Teal 20, Red-billed Teal 30, Cape Shoveler 15, Southern Pochard 4, Jackal Buzzard 1, Helmeted Guineafowl 40, Black Crake 1, African Swamphen 5, Common Moorhen 20, Red-knobbed Coot 30, Black-winged Stilt 12, Blacksmith Lapwing 25, Three-banded Plover 4, Common Sandpiper 1, Grey-headed Gull 60, Hartlaub’s Gull 20, Red-eyed Dove 10, Malachite Kingfisher 3, African Hoopoe 1, Plain Martin 60, Cape wagtail 35, Cape Bulbul 6, Olive Thrush 2, Cape Robin-chat 6, Levaillant’s Cisticola 12, Lesser Swamp Warbler 6, Fiscal Flycatcher 6, Cape White-eye 1, Common Fiscal 4, Pied Crow 40, Common Starling 200, House Sparrow 25, Cape Sparrow 120, Cape Weaver 4, Southern Masked Weaver 6, Red Bishop 1, Cape Canary 3.
A map and directions to Paarl Bird Sanctuary can be seen on the previous post.
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Cape Sparrow or Mossie
Paarl Bird Sanctuary, Cape Town,