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13 march 2011 - milnerton sewage works

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A quick early morning visit to our local sewage works didn't yield anything hugely exciting apart from a very skittish Willow Warbler which is quite unusual down on the Cape Peninsula and was a great addition to the challenge list. It has certainly been a good few years since we have last encountered one down here. Apart from that, just the usual species were present in good numbers and allowed some reasonable photographic opportunities.

 
Yellow-billed Duck
 
Little Stint
 
Blacksmith Lapwing
 
Greater Striped Swallow
 
Levaillant's Cisticola
 
Cape Wagtail
 
Full list of species recorded at Milnerton Sewage Works
   
Links to pages with additional photos highlighted in red
   
Common Name Scientific Name
   
Birds - 54 species  
   
Cape Spurfowl Pternistis capensis
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Cape Teal Anas capensis
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
Cape Shoveler Anas smithii
Red-billed Teal Anas erythrorhyncha
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Little Swift Apus affinis
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus
Hartlaub's Gull Larus hartlaubii
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
African Darter Anhinga rufa
Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Yellow-billed Egret Egretta intermedia
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Hadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Pied Crow Corvus albus
Brown-throated Martin Riparia paludicola
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
Greater Striped Swallow Hirundo cucullata
Cape Bulbul Pycnonotus capensis
Little Rush Warbler Bradypterus baboecala
African Reed Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus
Lesser Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Cape White-eye Zosterops capensis
Levaillant's Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Karoo Prinia Prinia maculosa
Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Southern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris chalybeus
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
Cape Canary Serinus canicollis