Monthly Archives: May 2014

Wattle Crane Recovery Project – Help wanted.

Andrew gave me your e-mail address from the KZNCF and I wanted to put it out that we do require volunteers during the Wattled Crane Seasons. Please see attachments below in relation to the Wattled Crane Recovery Program and the request for assistance. … Continue reading

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Empisini Nature Reserve -25 May 2014

Here is a short report on Empisini – courtesy of Elena Russell. There were 13 of us and the morning started off a little chilly and cloudy and although there was lots of bird song not much to see – … Continue reading

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New Germany Nature Reserve

Photos by Rex Aspeling.

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Holiday Club with C.R.O.W.

For details of C.R.O.W.’s holiday club (weekdays from 30th June to 18th July) for the 7 to 12 year olds go to this link: CROW. This will be a fun way for children to learn about the importance of nature and the … Continue reading

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Ilala Palm Park – revisited

Ilala Palm Park Weekend. Thursday 15 May to Monday 19 May 2014. Last year towards the end of April there was a weekend outing to Ilala Palm Park – the first time BLPN had visited the park. Everyone agreed it … Continue reading

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OUTING TO IPHITHI N.R. ON 14 MAY

The weather report did not look too good for the outing, but 7 of us attended. It was rather windy and chilly and the birds hardly called and they took their time in revealing themselves to a bunch of eager birders. … Continue reading

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Wakkerstroom Newsletter

Good Day, Click on the link to read the latest Wakkerstroom Newsletter.

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Newsletter from the Crane Foundation

From: Ann Burke [mailto:burkekzncranefoundation@gmail.com] Sent: 14 May 2014 08:10 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: KZN Crane Foundation Autumn 2014 Newsletter and AGM Announcement – 28 June 2014 Dear Friends, We hope you enjoy the Autumn 2014 Edition of the KwaZulu-Natal Crane … Continue reading

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Pied Babbler in the Kruger?- not!

This photograph of a bird seen in the Kruger has just been sent to me. Apparently it was taken on 17th April 2014. I am trying to get more details as to exactly where it was taken. I am not confident … Continue reading

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Eston Ponds, Sat 10 May

Four of us visited Eston Ponds on a cool and overcast day with the odd drizzle. Not a great day for birding nor photography unfortunately. Following Barry Swaddle’s example we checked in at the mill and then went down to … Continue reading

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Saturday outing at Pigeon Valley 3 May 2014

For the record we had a good turnout +25 members & visitors and the bird count was +53. Crispin Hemson joined us a little later and at the end when we were having tea and only a couple of people … Continue reading

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The intelligence of Crows

Here is a link to a YouTube video showing the intelligence of Crows – it is quite remarkable  – have a squizz.

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Farewell Shorebirds – episode 5.

Good Day, Here is a link to the final episode of “Farewell Shorebirds” produced by BirdLife Australia. When you go to this link you will find links to the previous episodes the previous episodes – in case you have missed them. … Continue reading

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Mystery sunbird in Le Domaine

Good Day Here are some more photos of the mystery sunbird seen recently in Le Domaine, Hillcrest Is anyone able to conclusively able to identify this bird? Have your say below once you have enlarged the photo by clicking on … Continue reading

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Great news for seabird conservation in SA

BL-KZN Hi all A great day for BirdLife South Africa’s efforts in reducing seabird deaths in the SA trawl fishery. In 2008 it was estimated that 18 000 birds were dying in this fishery each year. We’ve just released a paper that … Continue reading

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Farewell Shorebirds – episode 4.

Here is the link to episode 4 of the Farewell Shorebirds series put out by BirdLife Australia. A fascinating series on shorebird migration. http://farewellshorebirds.org.au/web-cast-episode-4/

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