WALLY'S BLOG

A diary of a retired South African Water Ranger.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Working away from the vlei 23 Sep 2008

23 September 2008

At the Diep River corridor, (on the Tableview side) most of the invasive alien vegetation has been removed, leaving a wonderful carpet of wild flowers and fynbos.



Our job today was to burn the dry branches of the invasive Port Jackson trees previously chopped down.



Among the birds spotted there were:


Golden Bishop

Cape Robin

Weavers

Fiscal Shrike

I also saw a mole snake.

At Atlantis dune fields we burned some more Port Jackson branches.





This area has a few dams and the fynbos flowers are in abundance but there is so much to work here to do still.

Birds spotted:

Jackal Buzzard

Egyptian Geese,

White-breasted Cormorant

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Fish-Eagles

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