Following advice from the helpful owner of our guesthouse we headed to the quiet corner on the west side called Oliphantsbos. Here we did a long walk south along the beach as far as a rusty shipwreck and back. I was delayed near the small carpark by one of my main targets here - Cape Siskin plus Cape Canaries, Common Waxbills and Bokmakerie while on the beach there was a large gathering of Swift Terns and African Sacred Ibis. Further along the beach a couple of Peregrines, White-necked Ravens and Rock Martins were around the cliffs and 3 White-fronted Plovers (including one almost white bird) were on the beach. I also located a showy Cape Grassbird and a couple of Southern Double-collared Sunbirds.
African Sacred Ibis
Southern Double-collared Sunbird
We then re-located to the Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope area and were rather dismayed to find it rammed with tourists (really not our thing!) Nevertheless we did see a couple of nice Humpback Whales, Small Grey Mongoose, Chacma Baboons, Cape Gannets, Grey-backed Cisticolas, Cape Buntings and Red-winged Starlings. On the way out of the area I spotted some acgtivity around a large protea bush and lo and behold it was caused by a group of Cape Sugarbirds with a male Malachite Sunbird also joining the party!
For the 2nd night in a row we dined at the Lighthouse Cafe in Simon's Town (which is very highly recommended) while I dreamed of tomorrow which was THE day I'd been most looking forward to.
Small Grey Mongoose