We ended up writing down 33 species of birds, mainly a collection of the commoner bush birds. The highlights were
- a juvenile Common Bronzewing picking up Acacia seeds very close to the observers.
- a female Collared Sparrowhawk displaying its square tail as it soared overhead; and
- a troublesome juvenile cuckoo which provided several minutes of entertainment as it flitted - silently - from tree to tree near the group. Opinions varied as to whether it was a Fan-tailed cuckoo or a Brush Cuckoo. The eventual decision was in favour of Brush Cuckoo.
A full birdlist will be appended to the entry in the Trips section of the COG website.
For some reason the birds were not keen on being photographed. The Common Bronzewing, while very close, refused to show itself in a photographable position while the Dollarbird refused to show its red bill!