Birding at Betty’s Bay

A second day of birding with the Walker Bay Bird Festival saw a large group of around 40 birders searching for the Cape specials – and they were lucky, seeing both the Cape Rock Jumper and Ground Woodpecker at Rooi Els.  Regrettably the Victorin’s Warbler did not show.  The group then visited the African Penguin colony at Stony Point, where the penguins and four different cormorants were in evidence.

Next came Harold Porter Reserve, where an African Black Duck posed nicely at the entrance.  There were many sunbirds within the reserve, however the forest walk proved disappointing.

All in all it was an interesting day during which I personally saw 72 species.

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