WALLY'S BLOG

A diary of a retired South African Water Ranger.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sightings while walking with Wally





We had a great "Walk with Wally" group walk this morning. We saw some baby porcupines, in a drainpipe, near the lighthouse.

Friday, April 29, 2016

12 FOAM SNOW LAGULHAS 28 04 016

The beaches of L'Agulhas, the most southern town in Africa, turned into a giant bubble bath , yesterday when dying bacteria and strong waves caused excessive sea-foam.

11 FOAM SNOW LAGULHAS 28 04 016

Monday, January 5, 2015

Spearnose skate embryo

My neighbor found an embryo of a spearnose skate washed up at L'Agulhas, (the most southern town in Africa) .


My neighbor found an embryo of a spearnose skate washed up at L'Agulhas, (the most southern town in Africa) .

Friday, May 10, 2013

World Migratory Bird Day


May 11 - 12

Theme for 2013: Networking for Migratory Birds
World Migratory Bird Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. .
The 2013 theme highlights the importance of networks of sites for migratory birds along their migration routes.... Migratory birds travel huge distances along their migration routes, sometimes even tens of thousands of kilometres. These connected sites act like 'stepping stones' and are used by birds to migrate. They are important for resting, feeding, breeding and wintering.
www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/2013/

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mole-snake killed









This dead Mole-snake was seen on the corner of Chaffinch street and Canary crescent in Tableview.

Measurement: 2,3 Meters


The mole snake can be "quite ferocious".
Though not venomous, they can cause severe bite wounds. Despite this, they are said to make good pets when sufficiently settled.

The primary food source of P. cana comprises golden moles (hence the name), rodents, and other small mammals. For this reason, it is considered useful for the natural control of problem rodents.


Read more

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_snake

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Apologies

I have been neglecting my blogging terribly but shall get back to regular blogging when we relocate to Cape L'Agulhas.

I have been saddened by the indiscriminate removal of large trees at Rietvlei and is no longer involved with the conservation side there.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chameleon


This is a beaut from my garden. I just missed a photograph of him drinking water from the bird-bath.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Otters at Rietvlei



I noticed some movement on the waters edge near the new hide - South lake.
It turned out to be a family of otters

Rietvlei reserve 7-7-2009

Rietvlei 7-7-2009 - Mole

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We spotted this mole sunbathing -- just his head sticking out.

Fish-Eagles

Fish-Eagles
Birds eye view from the island at Rietvlei. Photogrash taken 2002