03 August 2013 – no cat spotted…

With the second sighting of a Leopard at Rooiels in a couple of months, we decided that this would be a worthwhile spot to visit for a morning, so we took a leisurely drive out there this morning to see what we could find.

The walk along the mountainside was great and there was virtually no wind to speak of which made the birding and photography a little better. We spent a few hours in the area constantly scanning the mountainside in the hope that we might catch a glimpse of the spotted cat, but our poor luck with a Western Cape Leopard was destined to continue as we came away empty-handed. Nevertheless, we still connected with a number of the expected species in the area and some of them even posed for a photo or two.

It was once again reinforced that, if we ever do get to see a Leopard in the province, it is going to be because we just luckily bumped into it rather than us actually going to search for one…

Familiar Chat

Familiar Chat

Orange-breasted Sunbird

Orange-breasted Sunbird

Cape Siskin

Cape Siskin

Cape Rock Thrush

Cape Rock Thrush

Cape Rockjumper

Cape Rockjumper

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~ by hardakerwildlife on September 29, 2013.

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