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Ringing weekend at Wittewater Farm, 15-18 February 2018: buntings and bishops

2018-02-23 (817)

Wittewater Farm
Cape Bunting
Yellow Bishop

Phil Green hosted Barry and Sue and me on Wittewater farm, north of Piketberg, for a long weekend of ringing. We had nets around the farm house and next to a fresh water spring. We were amazed at the large number of Cape Buntings caught, followed by Yellow Bishops.

Species n
Cape Turtle Dove 1
White-backed Mousebird 3
Rock Martin 1
Cape Bulbul 8
Olive Thrush 1
Cape Robin 8
Karoo Robin 3
Long-billed Crombec 1
Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler 1
Fiscal Flycatcher 1
Fairy Flycatcher 1
Fiscal Shrike 2
Bokmakierie 1
Southern Double-collared Sunbird 3
Cape Sparrow 2
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow 2
Cape Weaver 8
Yellow Bishop 17
Yellow Canary 1
Streaky-headed Canary 2
Cape Bunting 83
Cape White-eye 5
Karoo Prinia 5
Southern Greyheaded Sparrow 1