First outing for the year – Umhlanga 

My first birding outing for 2017 started off very quietly as we walked through the forest of the Umhlanga Nature Reserve.  On our last visit there we had seen Tambourine Dove and Black-throated Wattle-eye all within 10 minutes of being in the reserve. This time, nothing, but some nest building Yellow Weavers and a Tawny-flanked […]

Stanger and Umhlanga 

While staying in Umhlanga over Christmas I managed to drag my Dad up to Stanger to visit the Sappi Mill Bird Hide for the second time this year. My first visit to this spot produced quite a few Lifers and one rather interesting looking Baillon’s Crake – a leucistic form. I was hoping for an […]

Marievale and an Owl 

So after a few long weeks of trying to plan a weekend birding getaway for myself and my birder friend Jaclyn, we ended up just having one day out at Marievale Bird Sanctuary.    We had originally wanted to go to the Rust De Winter area or Dinokeng Game Reserve, all close by just north […]