Birds have always had the ability to bring me out of a dark space and provide relief in bad times.

Jason Ward

I just love sitting in my upstairs lounge with my first cup of coffee in the morning and watch the various species of birds come and feed on the bird seed and fruit I leave out for them.  Their continuous chatter is music to my ears. In ten minutes I can easily list 12-14 species. I’ve classified “my garden” as everything that I have seen in my own garden, that of my neighbor, in our complex, the Cul de sac that I live in as well as all birds that have flown within visual range of my balcony. That total is currently at 82 species.

The birds that I have seen from my garden are –

White-breasted Cormorant
Reed Cormorant
Hadeda
Hadeda Hadeda
African Sacred Ibis

Sacred Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis Glossy Ibis Glossy Ibis

Grey Heron
Black-headed heron

Black Headed Heron Black headed Heron

Western Cattle Egret

Western Cattle Egret

White Stork
Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose

African Black Duck

African Black Duck African Black Duck

Black-chested Snake Eagle

Black Chested Snake Eagle

Yellow-billed Kite
Black-winged Kite
Black Sparrowhawk

Black Sparrowhawk Black Sparrowhawk Black Sparrowhawk Black Sparrowhawk

Ovambo Sparrowhawk

Ovambo Sparrowhawk  Ovambo Sparrowhawk

African Harrier-Hawk

African Harrier Hawk

Helmeted Guineafowl

Helmeted Guineafowl

Spotted thick-knee
Blacksmith Lapwing

Blacksmith Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

African Wattled Lapwing

African Wattled Lapwing

African Olive Pigeon

African Olive Pigeon  African Olive Pigeon

Speckled pigeon

Speckled Pigeon Speckled Pigeon

Rock Dove

Rock Dove

Cape Turtle Dove

Cape Turtle Dove Cape Turtle Dove Cape Turtle Dove

Red-eye dove

Red-eyed Dove

Laughing dove

Laughing Dove Laughing dove Laughing dove Laughing Dove

African Green Pigeon

African Green Pigeon African Green Pigeon African Green Pigeon

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Roseringed Parakeet Rose ringed Parakeet Rose ringed Parakeet Rose ringed Parakeet

Grey Go-away-bird

Grey Go Away Bird Grey go away bird Grey Go_away bird Grey Go Away Bird

Red-chested Cuckoo
Diederic Cuckoo
Burchell’s Coucal

Burchells Coucal Burchell's Coucal Burchell's Coucal Burchell's Coucal

Spotted Eagle-Owl

Spotted Eagle Owl Spotted Eagle Owl Spotted Eagle Owl Spotted Eagle Owl

Little Swift

Little Swift

White-rumped Swift

White-rumped Swift

African Palm Swift

African Palm Swift African Palm Swift

Speckled Mousebird

Speckled Mousebird Speckled Mousebird Speckled Mousebird Speckled Mousebird Speckled Mousebird Speckled Mousebird Speckled Mousebird

Red-faced Mousebird

Red-faced Mousebird

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Brown hooded Kingfisher Brown hooded Kingfisher

European Bee-eater

European Bee_eater European Bee_eater European Bee-eater

African Hoopoo

African Hoopoo African Hoopoo African Hoopoo African Hoopoo

Green Wood-Hoopoo

Green Wood Hoopoo Green Wood Hoopoo Green Wood Hoopoo Green Wood Hoopoo

Crested Barbet

Crested Barbet Crested Barbet Crested Barbet Crested Barbet

Black-collared Barbet

Black-collared Barbet Black-collared Barbet Black Collared Barbet

Brown-backed Honeybird

Brown-backed Honeybird Brown-backed Honeybird

Greater Honeyguide

Greater Honeyguide

Lesser Honeyguide

Lesser Honeyguide

Red-throated Wryneck

Red-throated Wryneck

Barn swallow

Barn swallow

White-throated Swallow
White-throated Swallow
Greater striped swallow

Greater striped swallow Greater striped swallow

Brown-throated Martin

Brown throated Martin

Pied Crow

Rock Dove

Dark-capped Bulbul

Dark-capped Bulbul Dark-capped Bulbul Dark Capped Bulbul Dark capped bulbul

Karoo Thrush

Karoo Thrush Karoo Thrush Karoo Thrush Karoo Thrush

African Stonechat
Cape Robin-chat

Cape Robin-chat Cape Robin-chat Cape Robin Chat Cape Robin Chat

Tawney-flanked Prinia

Tawny Flanked Prinia Tawny Flanked Prinia Tawny-flanked Prinia Tawny flanked prinia

Fiscal Flycatcher

Fiscal Flycatcher Fiscal Flycatcher Fiscal Flycatcher Fiscal Flycatcher

Cape White-eye

Cape White-eyes Cape White-eyes Cape White Eye Cape White Eye

Cape wagtail
Southern Common Fiscal

Common Fiscal

Black-backed Puffback

Black backed puffback Black backed Puffback Black backed Puffback

Southern Boubou

Southern Boubou Southern Boubou Southern Boubou Southern Boubou

Cape Glossy Starling

Cape Starling Cape Starling Cape Starling Cape Glossy Starling Cape Glossy Starling Cape Glossy Starling

Red-winged starling

Red Winged Starling

Common Myna

Common Myna Common Myna Common Myna

Amethyst Sunbird

Amethyst Sunbird Amethyst Sunbird Amethyst Sunbird

White-bellied sunbird

White-bellied Sunbird White bellied sunbird White bellied sunbird White bellied sunbird

Cape Sparrow

Cape Sparrow Cape Sparrow Cape Sparrow

Southern Grey-headed Sparrow

Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Grey-headed sparrow

House Sparrow

House Sparrow House Sparrow

Thick-billed Weaver

Thick-billed Weaver Thick-billed Weaver

Southern Masked Weaver

Southern Masked Weaver Southern Masked Weaver

Red-billed Quelea

Red-billed Quelea Red-billed Quelea

Southern Red Bishop

Red Bishop Red Bishop

Pin-tailed Whydah

Pin-tailed Whydah Pin-tailed Whydah Pin-tailed Whydah

Red-headed Finch

Red-headed Finch Red-headed Finch Red-headed finch Red-headed finch Red-headed finch Red Headed Finch Red Headed Finch

Streaky-headed Seed-eater

Streaky headed Seed eater

Black-Throated Canary

Black Throated Canary

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