Pigeon Valley

Report by Sandi du Preez 20 June 2018 It was a very overcast and gloomy day which often made it difficult to see  a bird’s features. After scanning the area around the notice board to look for the Spotted Ground Thrush, we made our way to the little patch of grassland. Here we were treated…

Pigeon Valley Outing

Report by Terry Walls 2 June 2018   The morning greeted us with misty rain, which thankfully cleared up shortly before we arrived for the outing. ​Features of the reserve include: A natural heritage site which has original coastal climax forest in which many of the forest giant, particularly the Natal Elm survive. Oxyanthus pyriformis,…

Outing to Pigeon Valley

Wednesday 14 June Report bu Sandi du Preez Six birders met outside the reservoir area on a a gloomy,cloudy morning. Crispin Hemson very kindly agreed to lead the outing, and as usual we really appreciated his extensive knowledge of the birds and plants in Pigeon Valley. A Black Sparrowhawk flew in from across the road…

Pigeon Valley Outing

Pigeon Valley 22 JUNE 2016 Report by Sandi du Preez It was overcast and gloomy which was not conducive to good birding, and at first many of the birds were just silhouettes. Unfortunately, Crispin was in Mkhuze so he could not join us and we could not go into the reservoir area.  However next to…

Pigeon Valley Outing

Report by Elena Russell We had a very good turnout for Saturday’s outing to Pigeon Valley – always with the expectation of sightings of the Spotted Ground Thrush and we were not disappointed. We had also heard about the exposed beehive due to a dead tree having fallen down and the hive was partly exposed…

Pigeon Valley

Saturday 6 June 2015 with Elena Russell. A good Winter’s morning birding at Pigeon Valley on Saturday 6 June – there were 20 members and non-members plus a few late-comers and our bird count was 59. We started off by looking for the Spotted Ground-Thrush and were not disappointed in our search – in fact…

Pigeon Valley – Wed 16 July

We are sparkling here currently in Pigeon Valley NR.  People are coming to see the Buff-spotted Flufftails, which are very obliging while conditions are so dry.  While at the spot most likely to see them, I have also had great views of a confiding Narina Trogon, persistent attention from the Blue-mantled Crested-Flycatcher female, African Firefinches,…