DECEMBER 2013 GARDEN BIRDS

Blackeyed BulbulBlackeyed Bulbuls were the first to make my garden bird list in December 2013 – attracted by the fruit on the feeding tray.  They also swoop down to pick up bread crumbs off the lawn and often perch on the tops of trees calling out to each other with a merry sound. The most unusual visitor in December was a Pale Chanting Goshawk, a bird I tend to associate with game reserves! It was being mobbed by a flock of Whiterumped Swifts as it flew over ‘our airspace’.

African Green Pigeon

Barthroated Apalis

Black Crow

Black Sunbird

Blackcollared Barbet

Blackeyed Bulbul

Blackheaded Oriole

Boubou Shrike

Burchell’s Coucal

Cape Robin

Cape Turtle Dove

Cape Weaver

Cape White-eye

Cardinal Woodpecker

Cattle Egret

Common Starling

Diederick Cuckoo

Forktailed Drongo

Grey Heron

Greyheaded Sparrow

Hadeda Ibis

Hoopoe

Klaas’ Cuckoo

Knysna Loerie

Laughing Dove

Lesserstriped Swallow

Olive Thrush

Pale Chanting Goshawk

Pintailed Whydah

Redbilled Woodhoopoe

Redchested Cuckoo

Redeyed DoveRedeyed Dove

Redwinged Starling

Rock Pigeon

Southern Masked Weaver

Speckled Mousebird

Spectacled Weaver

Streakyheaded Canary

Whiterumped Swift

Yellow Weaver

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