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17 april 2011 - milnerton lagoon

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We decided to head down to Milnerton Lagoon this morning as the tides were going to be on our side for a little bit of early morning photography. Unfortunately, there was a slight breeze which made conditions not totally ideal, but we still managed to get a few reasonable shots. Birdwise, there was nothing out of the ordinary to report.

 
Hartlaub's Gull
 
White-breasted Cormorant
 
Little Egret
 
Greater Flamingo
 
African Spoonbill
 
 
Full list of species recorded at Milnerton Lagoon
   
Links to pages with additional photos highlighted in red
   
Common Name Scientific Name
   
Birds - 43 species  
   
Cape Spurfowl Pternistis capensis
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
Cape Shoveler Anas smithii
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Rock Dove Columba livia
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
Grey-headed Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Hartlaub's Gull Chroicocephalus hartlaubii
Swift Tern Sterna bergii
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
African Darter Anhinga rufa
Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Yellow-billed Egret Egretta intermedia
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
Hadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
African Spoonbill Platalea alba
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pied Crow Corvus albus
Lesser Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Cape White-eye Zosterops capensis
Levaillant's Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
Cape Canary Serinus canicollis