GREY HEADED GULLS AT BONZA BAY
The three waders are : the water dikkop Burhinus vermiculatus the white-fronted sandplover Charadrius marginatus and the black oystercatche Haematopus moquini
A review of South African records of tropicbirds and the incidence of cyclones in the Indian Ocean
A pelagic bird found washed up on Bonza Bay beach in the December 2014
The roost on the Qinira lagoon in 1983 and 1984.
The main cliff at The Colleywobbles on the Mbashe river where the cape vultures Gyps coprotheres have bred for generations.
And here it is........the sandplover chick we've been waiting for! Photographed this morning 5 November.
Bully canary eggs found in the dune bush on the Bonza Bay beach.
Sandplover sitting on one egg - Bonza Bay 22nd October. Will be watching for the first chick of the season!
Following up on Blacksmith Plover eggs found on the banks of the Quinera River last month, four chicks were hatched on Friday 4th October, three of which were photographed this morning.
A blacksmith plover's nest with four eggs found on the 15th September 2013 at the Qinira lagoon, Bonza Bay
a gannet, contaminated with oil, found dead at Bonza Bay, 17th August 2013
What are the guineafowl doing in the mangroves ?
Prey of Prodotiscus
The white-fronted sandplover Charadrius marginatus is a common bird along the beaches of Bonza Bay. This sandplover is resident but at times the numbers of residents are supplemented by visiting birds.