Visit to Harold Johnson Nature Reserve Sunday 7 July by Penny de Vries

My son and I visited Harold Johnson Nature Reserve on Sunday morning. We have never been there before and it is really beautiful. We went on a lovely 5 km walk through what was mainly forest. One of the highlights of the walk was coming across a nightjar. We spent a long time creeping up on it, centimeter by centimeter so as not to startle it. As well as getting quite a few nice pics, I was able to observe it for quite a while through the binos. We believe it to be a Fiery-necked Nightjar.

What a treat!

Written by Penny de Vries

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike Caine says:

    Where is this reserve please?

    1. Penny says:

      Its near the Thukela mouth, just north of Ballito and Zinkwazi; off the R102

  2. Penny says:

    I just looked ahead at the Activities and I see an outing for Harold Johnson is planned for September. Unfortunately I’ll be away that weekend but whoever is around should go, it’s such a lovely place

  3. Penny says:

    Thanks. We should have an outing there sometime

  4. sandi du preez says:

    Been going there for years – love the place! It’s also excellent for butterflies.

  5. Dave Rimmer says:

    Awesome – didn’t even know of the existence of this Nature reserve.

    1. sandi du preez says:

      Been going there for years – Love the place! It’s also excellent for butterflies

      1. Roger & Noreen Broomhall says:

        Great to hear about this nature reserve & how exciting for you Well done

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