Only five members of the Hurriers turned up this morning at Fernkloof for our weekly walk. We had intended to climb Hangklip, but there was trouble in Kleinmond, so we decided to not take a chance on the road.
The weather was perfect for walking and it was good to see that the fynbos is really starting to show its Spring flowers. The slopes of Kanonkop were covered in Aspalathus caledonensis and Geissorhiza ovata, whilst there were many Gladiolus hirsutus and G. debilis. We also saw Liparia splendens and a single Protea scabra.
It was good to hear the Red-chested Cuckoo calling again and we also got Victorin’s Warbler, Cape Grassbird, Red-winged Starling, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Southern Boubou and Karoo Prinia on the mountain slopes.