Hi Paul – please can you post this on BLPN website :-
I was privileged to be invited to join a bird walk in Jubilee Park in Westville this morning. It was lead by Terry Walls for Westville Rotary. This small but beautiful reserve is a swamp forest (a favourite habitat for me).Marion Spence and John Hinck have spent 4 years rehabilitating, removing alien vegetation and planting indigenous trees. I was so impressed with what they have achieved, and well done to John for building an excellent wooden boardwalk over the wetter areas. I recorded 32 bird species this morning (Marion has more on her list ) and I also saw a blackheaded heron there on Friday when I went to look for the park. Best sighting this morning was a pair of Violet-backed starlings! Paul has posted a notice about a bird walk to be held there on Sat. 22 Feb. and I would like to encourage members to attend. Come and see what John and Marion have done, and of course help to add to the bird, butterfly and dragonfly lists. Obviously this all costs money, so I would like to suggest that everyone contibutes a small donation.
Sandi du Preez