adult Black Sparrowhawk was photographed in one of our garden's
pine trees on 22 July 2009 (see photo below).
A few days later, on 27 July 2009,
the sub-adult male Black Sparrowhawk that visited the garden on
the morning of the 11 June was sighted in the garden again! The
unique colour-ring combination, (left leg: silver), right leg: (yellow
above pink) allowed us to identify and age it!
Ann Koeslag, of the Western Cape Raptor Research Group has now been
involved with ringing 130 Black Sparrowhawks and added this sighting
also to her database.
Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour company
customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed holiday birders.
We combine interests in mammals, butterflies, dragonflies, botany and
other natural history aspects and will guide you to Africa's and Madagascar's
most diverse birding destinations. Our guides'
knowledge of African birds and birding areas is our greatest strength
and together we have rediscovered species, shared exciting observations
with the birding community and had a fun time exploring our home continent.
We've even written two acclaimed guide
books on where to find Southern Africa's and Madagascar's best birds.
Birding is more than our passion, it's our lifestyle, and we are dedicated
to making professional, best value trips filled with endemic species and
unique wildlife experiences. Since 1997, we've run bird watching tours
in South Africa and further into Africa for individual birders, small
birding groups and top international tour companies. We've run Conservation
Tours in association with the African Bird Club and work with and
consult for a number of other top international tour companies and the
BBC Natural History Unit.