Other raptors that have been seen within the estate include Black-chested Snake-eagle, Long-crested Eagle, Ovambo and Black Sparrowhawks and even the occasional African Cuckoo-Falcon, Amur Falcon and Black-shouldered Kite. European Bee-eaters are common in summer throughout the estate as are Dideric and Red-chested (Piet-my-vrou) Cuckoos. These cuckoos predominantly parasitise Southern Masked Weaver, Karoo Thrush, Cape Sparrow and Cape Robin-chat within the estate.
Rowdy Hadedas breed within the grounds in various locations and are probably well known to most residents. Spotted Dikkops are fairly common and together with Spotted Eagle Owl, Barn Owl and the migrant Rufous-cheeked Nightjars make up for some of the sounds heard at night. Less common species include Levaillant’s Cuckoo, Greater and Lesser Honeyguides, Cardinal and Golden-tailed Woodpeckers. Birds that feed in the grasslands include Bronze Mannikin, Blue Waxbill, Black-throated Canary and Streaky-headed Seedeater.
Strolling along the river you may see African Black Duck, Woodland and Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Common Moorhen, Long-tailed Cormorant, White-throated Swallow and Blacksmith Lapwing. Four species of sunbird occur including the iridescent metallic-green coloured Malachite Sunbird and the colourful Greater Double-coloured Sunbird both of which are attracted to flowering proteas and aloes especially during the winter months.