The base for our Cape Town trip is my Brother-in-Law's apartment, perched just underneath the slopes of Signal Hill overlooking Cape Bay. The view is stunning, watch the panorama video, sure you will be impressed.
Yesterday was hot and endlessly sunny with the thermometer touching 32 centigrade. Birding was limited but all the usual common birds were seen, we went for lunch in Hout Bay in a restaurant that overlooks the harbour where Cape Fur Seals move amongst fishing boats and take free offerings from beggars who invite tourists......me,that is.....to take photos of the performance which I didn't by the way, preferring to see the Fur Seals acting naturally.
The most common gull in Cape Town is Hartlaubs Gull which is like a Black-headed Gull in the UK and Europe but without the black head. They are noisy with a very similar call and an attractive species with a lovely eye.
So far I haven't done any birding whatsoever so its been a good start without even trying.