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05 march 2011 - milnerton lagoon

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We decided to head down to Milnerton Lagoon early this morning to do a bit of photography. Most of the commoner waterbirds were encountered with nothing out of the ordinary really. We did have a reasonable procession of birds flying up and down the waterway passed us which at least gave some reasonable photographic opportunities.

 
Swift Tern
 
African Darter
 
juvenile Reed Cormorant
 
Hartlaub's Gull
 
Little Egret
 
Egyptian Goose
 
 
Full list of species recorded at Milnerton Lagoon
   
Links to pages with additional photos highlighted in red
   
Common Name Scientific Name
   
Birds - 44 species  
   
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
Cape Shoveler Anas smithii
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
African Black Swift Apus barbatus
Rock Dove Columba livia
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
Hartlaub's Gull Larus hartlaubii
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Swift Tern Sterna bergii
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Rock Kestrel Falco rupicolis
African Darter Anhinga rufa
Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Hadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Pied Crow Corvus albus
Brown-throated Martin Riparia paludicola
White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
Greater Striped Swallow Hirundo cucullata
Lesser Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Cape White-eye Zosterops capensis
Levaillant's Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis