A diary of a retired South African Water Ranger.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Visit to Intaka Island - 12 March 2009

Thursday 12 March 2009
A Visit to Intaka Island accompanied by John Linden and Andre Swart.
We had a great walk, and enjoyed our picnic lunch in one of the two bird-hides.
A pair of Malachite Kingfishers gave us a wonderful show, chasing each other and flew right up to the hide. I took some smashing photographs

Birdlife at the Vlei 12 March 2009

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  • 1 Malachite Kingfisher, sitting on the front landing site, flew towards the reeds on the North-Shore erosion site. This reed area is called the erosion site because the reeds were planted there to stop the erosion.
  • 2 Spotted (Dikkop) Thick-knee Chicks were spotted at the parking area opposite the clubhouse.

Also spotted 1 African Purple Swamphen (Purple Gallinule)

Photographs: Malachite Kingfisher, Swift Terns and other birds on jetty.


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