A group of 15 people enjoyed the walk this morning, despite finding that the hotel lost their guide last week, and has not appointed a new one – on the upside no payment was requested, and we found a number of other people doing the trail and noted the two security guards on the beach side. The boardwalk has been repaired, and although some of the wooden steps need upgrading, we all managed the trail relatively easily. Rex Aspeling kept the bird list for us and both he and Piet Beukes recorded one new bird each for their life lists. Highlights were the Goliath Heron on the lagoon and the 3 Black-bellied Starlings interacting with each other prior to reaching the lagoon. We were also very happy to welcome Zephne Bernitz from Mpumalanga to our walk, who came with her sister-in-law.
Bird list – 26
Dusky Flycatcher- tick for Piet Beukes
African Palm-Swift — tick for Rex
Kelp gull, juvenile and adult