Boston Outing

Report by Crystelle Wilson Sunday 24 January 2016 The garden at Gramarye farm at Boston in the KZN Midlands benefitted from recent good rains and provided a flurry of feathered activity before we set off for the river. Pin-tailed Whydah lorded it over the bird table, keeping sparrows and Village Weavers at bay. Speckled Mousebird,…

Crowned Eagle Conservancy

Outing to Crowned Eagle Conservancy Report by Sandi du Preez A few of us attended the outing on Wednesday 13 January 2016. This is a new outing venue for the Bird Club and one that will definitely be repeated. Twin brothers Clive and Mervyn George have created a paradise by developing this Conservancy. I won’t…

Bird Valley Estate

Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 18 January 2016 Sally and I were invited to visit Bird Valley Estate to assess its birding potential. Bird Valley Estate is at Satellite Dam just north of Albert Falls in the Midlands, KZN. Satellite Dam is about 1.5 kms in length and on average about 250 metres wide….

SAPPI beckons.

Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 8th January 2016 Sally and I set out this morning at 04h45 to try and find the Spotted Crake inĀ at SAPPI, Stanger. The weather forecast was for heavy rain in Stanger – we were well prepared. Driving down Fields Hill – drizzle; then heavy drizzle as we went through…