Led by Derek Spencer the group identified 62 species by sight and sound.
Among the raptors seen: Long-crested Eagles (one perched in a tree, two in flight), Black Sparrowhawk & African Goshawk (both in flight), Yellow-billed Kite (returning intra-African breeding migrant).
Other notable sightings: Black-backed Puffback, White-eared Barbet, African Firefinch and a female Olive Woodpecker (not easily identified but well spotted by Elena). – photo below.
Seen in flight: Greater & Lesser Striped Swallows (common breeding intra-African migrants), African Palm Swift (common resident but unknown in SA before 1940), three Woolly-necked Storks.
Of note amongst the birds heard: Natal Spurfowl & Cape Grassbird.
Thanks to Derek and others in the group who assist in the bird identification, to Carolyn for her help with catering and to all who contribute with donations towards Hillcrest Conservancy projects.