(Margaret Maciver forwarded this report:) I spent the long weekend at Mountain Mist Nature Reserve, high on a mountain top above the town of Aurora, up the West Coast.
After 12 or 13 years of searching this area and hoping, I finally found one male Cape Rock-jumper! He was singing his heart out, for no more than five minutes, then he disappeared and I couldn't find him again the rest of the weekend.
The pair of Black Eagles who have a nest somewhere in this mountain range were very obvious all weekend, and on Sunday morning, I was treated to a display by one Eagle who turned four or five complete somersaults in the sky above me. Head over heels complete flips while I was frantically trying to get photos! I got one blurry one which shows him in the middle of his forward flip, in a vertical position, bill pointing at the ground! About 7 years ago I was fortunate enough to see the whole pendulum display by this pair and Lucia Rodrigues tells me this somersaulting is part of this display.
Plenty of Protea Canaries, Cape Rock-Thrushes, Cape Siskins, Cape Grassbirds, Grey-backed Cisticolas, and two Booted Eagles, one pale morph and one dark morph.
However, most of these faded into insignificance after seeing the Rock-jumper. Its always seemed such a good place for them, but my Sunday bird is the first actual record now for this reserve. The Cedarberg isn't too far away, perhaps he came from there!