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Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Arrived at 5.45am this morning cloudy but i expect it will clear soon,temp is 22 c and water levels are still low.They are laying new pathways to the hides which is great to see money been spent.Would rather they concentrated on the water levels and weeds but hey money spent here is always welcome. Have the place to myself which is great.Not much action but still managed to get a few pics.

Black Crowned Night Heron
                                                          RED BILLED TEAL
                                                                      SACRED IBIS
                                                        WHITE THROATED SWALLOWS
                                                         YELLOW BILLED DUCK

                                                                         Black Heron

This Black Heron was around for a good 50 minutes hunting and eventually took over the swallows perch which did not go done well with them at all. On my way out met a couple who had read my blog and decided to visit awesome.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


More changes at the Bird Sanctuary today,no entry signs have been installed at the old entrance just past the traffic light.You have to travel about 250 meters further on and the entrance is on your right hand side.The road has been resurfaced.Work on the curbs is still ongoing and there is still a lot of rubbish lying around.

The sanctuary was empty when i arrived and the algae is quite thick on the big pan on your right.Water levels are very low with a number of small islands making an appearance. Lots of waterfowl around with sightings of Cape Shoveller,Red Billed Teal,Hottentot Teal,Yellow billed Duck,Fulvous Duck,White Faced Duck,Little Bittern,African Purple Swamphen,Little Grebe,Red Knobbed Coot,Common Moorhen and Great Reed Warbler.The weeds in front of the hides has grown quite high restricting photo opportunities.