Birding around Caledon


Our trip to Caledon this morning in search of unusual Overberg birds was not unsuccessful.  We did not find what we were looking for, but the slow drive along farm roads was rewarding in that we did manage to see a good selection of the usual suspects.  There were very many larks, Red-capped and Large-billed, in the rocky fields as well as Pipits and Capped Wheatears.  Dams along the way abounded with Spur-winged Geese and there were many Blue Cranes in the wheat fields.  The Spotted Eagle Owl at the side of the road was a bonus.

We stopped in at the Caledon Cemetery to try to find some old family graves, but without success.  It was sad to see the neglect in this memorial garden.  A visit to the Wild Flower Garden was more rewarding, as we saw a juvenile Klaas’ Cuckoo near to the entrance and it allowed…

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One comment on “Birding around Caledon

  1. Hi Ronnie,

    Thanks for keeping in touch and informing us of your bird trips. I too have seen some more birds locally.

    I fail to understand the logic behind excluding December in the Bird Challenge. There are few and far between times for me to travel out of Hermanus, and December is one such time. I am certainly not challenging anyone else of the contenders but I do like finding as many new species as possible!

    Kind regards


    I wish everyone a blessed Christmas and peace, joy and good health in 2019. See you at the Christmas party.

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