Monthly Archives: December 2018

Latest Cape and Bearded Vulture tracks

Dear All Please find attached (click here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vultures; Bennie and N207, for the past week. The map is looking rather empty now without Inkosi and we … Continue reading

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Outing to Paradise Valley

Wednesday 12 December Report by Sandi du Preez. Only 5 birders attended,  as I accidentally planned this outing on the same day as a Springside outing. It was very hot and birds were scarce and not calling, probably due to … Continue reading

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Latest BirdLife KwaZulu Natal Newsletter

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Kruger Part 10 – Summary

Kruger Part 10 – Summary 11 November to 7 December 2018 Report by Sally and Paul Bartho   The intention of this summary is to: show you in one chart our birdlist for the entire Kruger and which birds we … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 9 – Lower Sabie

Kruger Part 9 Lower Sabie and Malelane Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 4 to 7 December 2018 Our journey from Satara to Lower Sabie produced some exciting sightings. Leaving early we headed to Tshokwane for breakfast. As we neared … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 8 – Satara

Kruger Part 8 Satara Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 1 to 4 December 2018 Satara and the surrounds were very dry. None of the dams had any water. Only the N’wanetsi Dam had a little water in it. In … Continue reading

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Latest Cape and Bearded Vulture tracks

Dear All Please find attached (click here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vultures; Bennie and N207, for the past week. Inkosi’s bones were tested for lead to see if she showed signs … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 7 Tsendze Rustic Camp

Kruger Part 7 Tsendze Rustic Camp Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 28 November to 1 December 2018 We arrived at Tsendze after checking in at Mopani. A bit of a shlep especially if you are coming from the south … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 6 – Punda Maria

Kruger Part 6 Punda Maria Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 23 to 28 November 2018 We arrived at Punda Maria quite early. Two signs greeted us at the entrance. One read “Go to reception to check in before choosing … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 5 Shingwedzi

Kruger Part 5 Shingwedzi Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 21 to 23 November 2018 We only planned to have one full day here – and it was enough. Temperatures had climbed reaching over 420 C at times. Thankfully there … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 4 Balule

Kruger Part 4 Balule Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 18 to 21 November 2018 On arrival we found a site by the fence close to where we had camped previously. We goofed on our estimation of the direction of … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 3 – Lower Sabie

Kruger Part 3 Lower Sabie Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 14 to 18 November 2018 The next morning we left Malelane on our way very early to Lower Sabie for 4 nights. We had not gone far on the … Continue reading

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Latest Cape and Bearded Vulture tracks

Please find attached (Click here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vultures; Bennie and N207, for the past week. News of Inkosi is that sofar the autopsy has not revealed any obvious … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 2 – Malelane Campsite

Kruger Part 2 Malelane Camp Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 12 to 14 November 2018 The drive from Wakkerstroom was quite scenic, especially going through Barbeton. After an early start we arrived at the Kruger Park Malelane gate at … Continue reading

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Springside Nature Reserve

Outing to Springside Nature Reserve Saturday 1st December, 2018 Report by Terry Walls The Springside Nature Reserve, proclaimed in 1948, is situated in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal. It conserves 21 ha of forest, grassland and wetland, and is managed by the eThekwini … Continue reading

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Kruger Part I – Wakkerstroom

Kruger Part I Wakkerstroom Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 11 to 12 November 2018 Yes I know – Wakkerstroom is nowhere near the Kruger National Park. But we wanted a stay over to break the journey from Howick to … Continue reading

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Outing to Glenholme N.R. Wednesday 21 November

This was a new venue for many of the participants. The reserve is at the Kloof SPCA and run and maintained by WESSA. The trails through the  grassland are well kept and regularly cut and WESSA  have a monthly walk … Continue reading

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