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 Post subject: Rondevlei, Cape Town-March 8, 2008
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To all browsers of the forum and Stiffnecks.

If you would like to come on Saturday please weel free to do so.

Venue: Rondevlei, Cape Town.

Time: 7h25 sharp, gates open at 7h30

Bring: Binos, bird book, camera (to prove to deefstes and others we saw it), R10, snacks ( I get hungry & thirsty :twisted: )

Rondevlei has a working bird list of about 180 species and I can send it to you in Excel format if you like. pm me with your email address. Unfortunately it is in old names.

I expect we will be there for about 2,5 hours

Directions: Take M5 from Northern suburbs, take Grassy Park turn off, proceed through the 'town; centre and then follow the signs. Take prince George's Drive and turn right into Grassy Park and then same as above.

I shall not have the fire engine, but my wife's blue metallic BMW. :cry:

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Munchkin + SO, Nyala and I had a great time at Rondevlei.

Saw: big vagrant (not WTM) and bird ringing in operation.

31 species ID'ed.

Nyala has some photos. Will continue later, but now need to support my wife on her 22nd Argus Tour. Should have time tonight while the remains recover.

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Argus mission accomplished in under 6 hours. Not bad for an old girl who undertrained.

Now back to Rondevlei. Birds seen my Munchkin (& SO) Nyala and me, 31 in all.

Great Crested Grebe
Dabchick (Little grebe)
Great White Pelican
Whitebreasted Cormorant
Reed Cormorant
Africa Darter
Grey Heron
Blackheaded Heron
Cattle Egret
Sacred ibis
African Spoonbill
Spurwing Goose
Egyptian Goose
Yellowbilled  Duck
Redbilled Teal
Maccoa Duck
Purple Gallinule (Swamphen)
Moorhen
Rednobbed Coot
Threebanded Plover
Blacksmith Plover (Lapwing)
Marsh Sandpiper
Cape Turtle Dove
Pied Kingfisher
Cape Bulbul
Le Vaillant's Cisticola
Karoo Prinia
European Starling
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird
Common Waxbill

and

Ta Da......

Goliath Heron, which is not supposed to be much south of the Orange river in the west of the country, but I saw a pair at Paarl Sewerage works 2 years ago.

Evidence, but not a stunning photo.

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Thanks for arranging the outing, BB, I had a great time. I added 16 lifers to my list. You can be sure I'll be there on the next outing as well.
Congrats to Mrs BB on the tour, the 22nd one, nogal. :shock:

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