On arrival at the house, which is situated aginst the nature reserve on the slopes overlooking Gordons Bay, I looked up the mountain and spotted a Peregrine Falcon preening on a dead tree. Not a bad start to the weekend!!
There was a Malachite Sunbird pair which were nesting in a Protea bush below the balcony of the house which was perfect for some photo opportunities without too much effort (Lazy Birder heaven).. This was not as easy as I thought it would be as the bird was flitting between two or three perches that were either too far for my lens or right into the bright skylight. Anyway I got some pics that are not really Pulitzer prize winning stuff but you can see they are Malachite Sunbirds..
|Malachite Sunbird Male on the furthest perch|
|Male on the medium distance palm perch (in the shade)|
|Male on the closest perch with bright sky behind it!|
|Malachite Sunbird female|
Visitors to the garden include these Cape Spurfowl which, I've noticed from experience, seem to be very confiding and easily approachable in quite a few birding locations around the Cape.
Well with only one day to spare and some catching up to do with friends and family these were the best I got from the trip..cheers!