Dudley Wang…Simbithi Estate res.
Mike O’Donoghue.. Simbithi Estate res.
Mike White. BLPN.
Sandy du Preez [ Virginia Cameron]
Antony Humphries [with Ros & Mo]
Cheryl & John Bevan.
We met @ 07h00 at the Simbithi main gate and, then drove to the Heron Centre to park. The two Simbithi residents then guided us on a trail which passed along a well covered section of riverine bush, through some open grassland to a valley with two dams on a perennial seep. The top dam had a Fulvous Duck swimming on it and the lower one had been the favourite haunt of a White-backed Duck the previous week, but which was not evident when we were there.
After the walk of about 3km, we arrived back at the Heron Centre to have a very comfortable breakfast on the veranda of the centre overlooking a large dam.
Photos of some of the birds seen, courtesy of Rex Aspeling:
In total we saw about 70 different birds of the estate which lists nearly 200 species.