Spring birding at Beaumont

A number of raptors greeted a group of Hermanus Bird Club members on a lovely spring morning walk in Bot River.

The 13 birders took part in the monthly walk on the magnificent Beaumont Wine Estate on Thursday 4th September. Led by Margie Ogston, they enjoyed the sunny weather, meandering through the fields on the river’s edge for about 2,5 hours.

Among the raptors was a Yellow-billed Kite that must have just returned to the Overberg area for the warmer months. The others were Booted Eagle, Fish Eagle and Jackal Buzzard.

The group of birders were also entertained by Bishops, parading in their beautiful breeding plumage, and Spur-winged Geese flying overhead – 45 species altogether.

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