Christie Exall – Amber Valley
This Woollynecked Stork came to visit Tingy, the Siamese cat, in Amber Valley. He seemed very interested in the cat.
On Monday, he came back with what looks like his mate.
Ann and David Lake – Paddock Crescent Howick
David Clulow – Amber Valley
Cape Wagtail makes itself at home
Winter Sunrise at Amber Ridge – towards kwaWula
Birds in Amber Ridge: Speckled Pigeon; Hadedah Ibis; Cape Wagtail; Pied Crow; Cape Sparrow; Cape Longclaw; Bronze Mannikin; Familiar Chat; Common Fiscal (at kwaWula); Woolly-necked Stork; Common Waxbills; Fork-tailed Drongo; Cape Crow; Darter (flying); African Stonechat (male); Doves (but for lack of tall trees they do not perch and call, so may be Red-Eyed, Cape or Laughing); Cape Grassbird (below).
Walking in the Amber Valley Game Area: female Amethyst Sunbird on Leonotis leonorus
Hadedah juvenile pestering parent endlessly for food
four youthful Warthogs
Zebra and Impala in Amber Valley garden
Hazel, Warren and Rory Lake – Bell Street Howick
At 7pm one evening, arriving home we saw a Spotted Eagle Owl on the verge. Burchell’s Coucal seen often in the garden. Large flocks of Red Winged Starlings. Cape Batis seen once. Gymnogene, Olive Thrust, Bronze Mannikins, Bulbuls, Drongo, Redthroated Wryneck, Weavers including Spectacled – amongst other common garden birds. Jackal Buzzard seen at the river. We saw a flock of birds, very high overhead which sounded like swallows. Could they be returning so early? This butterfly was on the wall a few days ago.
Andrew Mason – Howick
Seen at Karkloof (not our area, but still worth sharing)
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