SAPPI Stanger

3rd September 2017

Report by Rex Aspeling

We started on a perfect Spring day with 8 BLPN members and 5 guests. The water level at the Tranquillity Bird Hide (SAPPI Stanger Bird Hide) was very high and reduced the mudflats by more than 90%.

The normal proliferation of returning migrant waders was substantially reduced. This was more than adequately compensated by many Warblers, Cisticolas and other birds loving the new reed beds.

The introduction of a weevil population to eat the floating “Alien” cabbage has proved very successful. Everyone involved at SAPPI needs to be thanked for some very fine thinking.

A total of 88 species of birds were seen on the day. Click here to see the list. We finished by 11h00.

Thanks to David Swanepoel for the Photograghs.

Rex

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