The Club’s August morning walk will be on Ian and Jessie Walton’s farm in the Elgin Valley on Thursday the 4th. At this stage the weather looks promising. A clear sky is forecast, after rain on Wednesday.
The farm, Keurbos Nursery, specialises in indigenous plants and Heritage Roses. But the main attraction from a birding point of view is that Jessie has created a bird-friendly environment on the farm, with dams and bird hides.
The Waltons added part of a neighbouring farm recently, with a log cabin overlooking a dam, where a pair of Jackal Buzzards (Rooibors-jakkalsvoëls) breed regularly.
We meet at the Onrust Trading Post on Thursday at 07:30 to consolidate transport. Bring your own snacks.
The outing will be led by Craig Holmes and Mike Ford.