A Birthday Surprise to Giant’s Castle

Bearded Vulture

27th and 28th August 2019

To celebrate my birthday, Sally took me to Giant’s Castle – somewhere I yearned to return to – especially to spend a day in the Vulture Hide. And that is exactly what she had in mind. As we passed the turnoff to the hide Sally casually mentioned that was where we were headed. Great birthday present.

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A short visit to Tala Game Reserve

Sunday 25th August 2019

On Sunday 25th August we visited Tala Game Reserve near Camperdown with Sally’s step daughter Michele and her son Matthew. We arrived around 09h30 and spotted some White Rhinos in open grassland near the entrance. We drove towards them and on the way Matthew spottedĀ  a Black-headed Heron hunting for frogs and we also saw some Lapwings, Black-winged and Crowned next to the road.

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Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens

Sunday 18th August 2019

Sally and I had most enjoyable birding with KZN Midlands at the Botanical Gardens in Pietermaritzburg. The day started off very misty and took its time to clear up. Despite that the birding was good. It all started with a Black Sparrowhawk as we entered the Gardens and went on from there. Here are a few of the birds we saw.

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