Weaver news

Ringing course in Port Elizabeth

2010-05-06 (58)

This week BirdLife Eastern Cape is celebrating their 60th anniversary. One of the events is a ringing course organised by ringer Albert Schultz. So far about 300 birds have been caught. The most common birds caught so far were Cape Bulbul, Lesser Swamp Warbler, Bar-throated Apalis, Common Waxbill, Sombre Greenbul and Southern Masked Weaver. Ringing sites were mostly at Cape Recife, and also at Settlers Park, The Island Forest and Thunzi Lodge.
Southern Masked Weaver males had black bills and red eyes and some started moulting into black feathers on the mask. Cape Weavers and Southern Red Bishops were also caught.