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Birding at Strandfontein

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Renee and I visited Strandfontein this morning hoping to see the African Crake and Knob-billed Duck that have recently been reported there.  We were not disappointed as we managed to see both of them.  Luckily we ran into Trevor Hardaker and he put us on the right track.  The Crake was especially rewarding as it walked right up to us and seemed quite unafraid.

In addition to these two birds we saw another 53 species, so the visit was certainly worthwhile.  Light drizzle accompanied us as we arrived there, but it soon dissipated and we had good, clear, if cold, weather.

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