Posted on the 8th September 2012

Outing to Storms River Golf Course: – Gareth Robbins and Don Hogg

We left Shell Ultra at 08.10 in slightly overcast conditions and met up with the balance of the group at 09.00 at the SANP turn-off to Storms River. Bob and Louise Reed, who were leading the group, advised that the normal access road was flooded in parts and took us into the golf course on the back road alongside Vernon Scheepers farm. The overcast conditions had cleared and with little or no wind, the morning was set for good birding.

Bob and Louise guided us around the various paths, stopping at interesting spots and ensuring that none of us got lost. The outing ended at one of the small lakes where we had a snack lunch.

The club extends its thanks to Bob and Louise for leading us and providing Pentad maps of the area.

Bird List: Forest Buzzard, Jackal Buzzard, Zitting Cisticola, Red-knobbed Coot, Reed Cormorant, White-breasted Cormorant, Black Crake, Cape-Turtle-Dove, Red-eyed Dove, Fork-tailed Drongo, White-backed Duck, Yellow-billed Duck, Common Fiscal, Egyptian Goose, Spur-winged Goose, Little Grebe, Helmeted Guineafowl, Kelp Gull, Black-headed Heron, Hadedah Ibis, African Jacana, Rock Kestrel, Black-shouldered Kite, Blacksmith Lapwing, Black-winged Lapwing, Crowned Lapwing, Red-capped Lark, Cape Longclaw, Rock Martin, Common Moorhen, Black-headed Oriole, African Pipit, Plain-backed Pipit, White-necked Raven, Chorister Robin-Chat, Black Saw-wing, Cape Shoveler, African Stonechat, Amethyst Sunbird, Greater Double-collared Sunbird, Southern Double-collared Sunbird, Red-billed Teal, Cape Wagtail, Cape White-eye, Knysna Woodpecker, Victorin's Warbler, Cape Weaver, African Harrier Hawk.



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