Blue Hill Escape

Accommodation and mountain fynbos reserve

Western Cape, South Africa


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The birds of Blue Hill Escape and surrounding area. All photos by Alan Lee
Cape sugarbird
Cape wagtail
Cape weaver
Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer)
Cape wagtail (Motacilla capensis)
Cape weaver (Ploceus capensis) male
Cape bulbul
Cape eagle owl
African Harrier-hawk (Polyboroides typus)
Cape bulbul (Pycnotus capensis)
Cape eagle owl (Bubo capensis)
Brimstone canary
Bar-throated apalis
Malachite sunbird
Brimstone canary (Crithagra sulphuratus)
Bar-throated apalis (Apalis thoracica)
Malachite sunbird (Nectarina famosa) with Protea repens
Cape sugarbird
Verreaux's eagle
Blue crane (Anthropoides paradiseus)
Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer)
Verreaux's eagle (Aquila verreauxii)
Lesser double collared sunbird
Common waxbill
Southern double-collared sunbird (Cinnyrus chalybeus)
Common waxbill (Estrilda astrild)
Grey-winged francolin (Scleroptila africana)
Cardinal woodpecker Fiscal shrike Stanley's bustard
Cardinal woodpecker (Dendropicos fruscescens)
Common fiscal (Lanius collaris)
Denham's bustard (Neotis denhami) with powerlines
A flock of Egyptian geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Fulvous and White-faced ducks (Dendrocygna bicolor / D.viduata)
Hadeda ibis (Bostrychia hagedash)
Karoo prinia Karoo scrub-robin
Karoo prinia (Prinia maculosa)
Karoo scrub-robin (Cercotrichas coryphoeus)
Cape weavers
Anthobaphes violacea
Jackal buzzard mobbing a black eagle
Pied crow mobbing a Jackal buzzard
Orange-breasted sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea)
Ostrich male Pale-chanting goshawk
Ostrich (Struthio camelus) male with chicks
Pale-chanting goshawk (Melierax canorus)
Pied starling (Spreo bicolor) with lamb
Protea seedeater Red-winged starling Rock kestrel
Protea seedeater (Crithagra leucopterus)
Red-winged starling (Onychognathus morio) female
Rock kestrel (Falco rupicolis)
Cape siskin Orange-breasted sunbird
Cape siskin (Crithagra totta) male
Orange-breasted sunbird
South African shelduck (Tadorna cana)
Malachite sunbird (Nectarina famosa)
Malachite sunbird with Honeythorn (Lycium sp)
Red-knobbed coot (Fulica cristata)