A diary of a retired South African Water Ranger.

Monday, February 2, 2009

22 January 2009 (Rietvlei – North lake and nature garden)

22 January 2009 (Rietvlei – North lake and nature garden)

Birds in the North Lake near the Slipway:

  • A Crested Grebe with a month old chick.
  • About 2000 Avocets

We had 1 mm rain last night and this afternoon the birds were feeding like crazy, among them were:

  • About 1000 Little Swift
  • Black Saw-wing Swallows
  • White-throated Swallows

This is the first time I have seen a grebe chick in the North Lake and I have never seen so many Avocets here or anywhere else.

  • Black-headed Heron in the Nature garden

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