Monthly Archives: May 2015
May 25th to 29th 2015 Paul and Sally Bartho Having received an invitation to stay at the TEBA Lodge right at the mouth of Kosi Bay, we accepted with alacrity. We had four nights at the lodge and spent our … Continue reading
Rocky Wonder Aloe Nursery. Weekend and Sunday Outing 22 – 24 May 2015 Rocky Wonder is near Ashburton. It is an aloe nursery. The property is 22 acres of virgin Bushveld. Peter and Heather, the owners, have opened it up to nature … Continue reading
Iphithi N.R. Outing- 20May With Sandi Du Preez Sixteen birders turned up for the outing to this lovely reserve, which was a rather large group for a gloomy Wednesday! Specials were White-eared Barbets, Grey-headed Bushshrike (heard and seen), Black Crake, … Continue reading
BirdLife Port Natal ran a stand at the Kloof Conservancy Open Indigenous Gardens weekend held at The Cotswold Golfing Estate in Hillcrest. While the cold overcast weather made birding difficult, a bird list of the weekend sightings by Derek Spencer … Continue reading
Seen in the Mkhuze campsite right next to the Jojo rainwater tank by its tap. Please ID.
I saw 6 African Black Oystercatchers on the beach at San Lameer last week. They weren’t on the rocks, where I have seen them before but only ever one at a time, but flew past me as I was walking … Continue reading
Click on this link to see the You Tube video of the Greater Painted Snipes seen in Umlaas Canal – just north of the old Durban Airport.
Mkhuze Report by Paul and Sally Bartho The Mkhuze campsite is expensive compared to Sugarloaf in St. Lucia. It is also out on a limb at the main entrance to the park with major water issues. That said we never … Continue reading
Umfolozi Report by Paul and Sally Bartho Umfolozi, like Isimangaliso Wetland Park, is exceptionally dry. There was some standing water in the Black Umfolozi River, however the best birding we found was at the Bhejane Hide where well water is pumped … Continue reading
Eastern and Western Shores, Isimangaliso Wetland Park Report by Paul and Sally Bartho Eastern Shores. On entering the Park very early on a chilly morning, we were greeted by the sun rising on our right. Not to be outdone the … Continue reading
Report by Paul and Sally Bartho Having been closeted away in Hillcrest for four months it was time to get away – St. Lucia and Mkhuze were the destinations – for four or five nights in each. Sugarloaf campsite in … Continue reading
Sunday 3 May 2015 Sally and I revisited the Umlaas Canal – just north of the Old Durban Airport – as a follow up to our visit on 22 March 2015. We took Roy Cowgill and Steve Davis with us. Although … Continue reading
There was a certain amount of dissension in the ranks at the early start of 06:30. Winter mornings at Shongweni can be cold and Saturday was no exception it was very chilly! Before we got going Dave Rimmer lined us up for a … Continue reading