Monthly Archives: November 2013

December Outings

DECEMBER 2013 Bird Ringing with Garth Aiston: Usually held early on a Sunday each month. Please call Garth closer to the time for details. 084 5491752. Bird Ringing with James Rawdon. James visits many private estates on the NorthCoast. Contact James for … Continue reading

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Ndumo Bird Weekend run by Game Rangers Association of Africa (KZN Branch). Part 2.

Submitted by Penny de Vries November 2013 – Part 2 Saturday dawned with hardly a cloud in the sky in contrast to the previous two days which had been a little cloudy. It was our group’s turn to be taken … Continue reading

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Ndumo Bird Tour Weekend run by Game Rangers Association of Africa (KZN Branch)

Submitted by Penny de Vries November 2013   I went on this weekend last year with Cheryl King and we loved it so much we determined to return again this year. It is run by George Zaloumis who was assisted, … Continue reading

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Patio Commotion in Mount Edgecombe

Hi Everyone, At about 8pm last night Anne and I heard a commotion on our patio and as I looked up I thought I saw what looked like a small Owl grab a little Gecko off the wall. I ran … Continue reading

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Gramarye Farm, Boston – Sunday Outing

Gramarye Farm, Boston The 3rd Sunday outing for November took place in the Midlands, kindly hosted by Crystelle Wilson at her charming country home on the Dargle road just outside Boston. A group of 15 keen birders assembled at 8am … Continue reading

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Longclaw Galore

Apologies. Please note the photos in the earlier Longclaw Galore Post were taken by Hugh Chittenden. The message was sent by Peter Hughes.

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Longclaw Galore

Longclaw Galore All three species were photographed within half and hour on Thursday AM,  and within 50 metres of each other. Locality: Maputaland – just south of  Kosi Bay lakes (Longclaw capital of the world!). Photos by Hugh Chittenden.  Message … Continue reading

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BLPN Website Links

Just a reminder. Website Links are shown on the right hand side of each website page. They include links to: Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook  Our Activities – showing a Calendar of our events. Alert Services such … Continue reading

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ID Please

Please ID this picture taken in Boston, KZN Midlands on the Sunday Outing yesterday. Enter your replies in “comments” beneath this post. The bird was seen wagging its tail but not into a vertical position as the Buffy does.  

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Biodiversity Seminar Series – Invitation to a Talk by Martin Taylor

Biodiversity Seminar Series – Invitation to a Talk by Martin Taylor on 21st November. Click Biodiversity Seminar Series for details of the invitation.

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Spring 2013 IBA Newsletter

Spring 2013 IBA Newsletter Dear Colleagues & Partners We are pleased to send you our Spring 2013 IBA Newsletter. With the rush hour traffic beginning to slow down on the migratory flyway-highways, our articles will give you some insight to … Continue reading

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Outing to Eston Ponds, KZN 10th November

Eston ponds A small band of seven enthusiastic birders headed out to the ponds below the Eston Sugar Mill on Sunday 10 November. That said I have yet to come across an apathetic birder! All the same, the lure was … Continue reading

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Yarra Bend, Melbourne

Yarra Bend, Melbourne  Another Outing report from Melbourne – Nov 8th 2013. Pictures of some of the birds we were lucky enough to photograph this morning on our walk in the local area are included below. Probably the best bird … Continue reading

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Outing to Werribee, Melbourne with Guy Gibbon

Outing to Werribee, Melbourne with Guy Gibbon. Sally and I spent yesterday with Guy Gibbon birding the Werribee Sewerage plant just outside Melbourne. Despite a late start we had a good morning observing 69 species. Probably the best being a … Continue reading

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News from CROW

News from CROW Click here to view the latest newsletter from CROW. The past two months have been a frantic hive of activity at CROW with baby season, release season and numerous PR and fundraising events all culminating in a very … Continue reading

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2 November : Mini Birding Day report back

Good day to All, A great deal of fun was had by the 4 teams that entered.  The day started off very well with lovely sunny weather but did get rather windy around 11:00 which did affect the birding.    The … Continue reading

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New Birding Hotspot – Kwadabeka Bridge – Safety Info.

Good day Paul, I do not recommend 2 ladies going on their own. However, The Durban Green Corridor has a youth education centre below the Bridge, at the old Sewage Treatment Works, and one can contact Susan who works there. … Continue reading

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New Durban Birding Hotspot. Directions to Kwadabeka Bridge

From Kloof. Go down Pioneer Rd, at the split with Glamis Rd go left into Wyebank Rd. Follow all the way to T junction in Kwadabeka. Turn left into Khululeka Drv and go all the way to the bottom of … Continue reading

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Darwin and the Top End Summary

Darwin and the Top End Summary Well our trip to the Top End of Australia ended just over a week ago and we are still trying to assess what we have seen. 366 species have been recorded in the area … Continue reading

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New birding hotspot in Durban

Hi Bart, This is brilliant! Thanks for the info, I’m forwarding your email (see below) to our chair, Lesley, who will post it on our blogsite https://blpn.org/ for our members to go and check out as well. Could you give … Continue reading

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