Thursday 6th June we will be visiting Jessie Walton’s farm in the Elgin valley. We will visit a series of ponds on the farm (one with a large Bird Hide) and the surrounding paths. After this we will make our way to the plant nursery area that has a nice range of Garden birds, and then finish at their lodge which overlooks a dam, where we can have our coffee and ‘sandwiches’ on the veranda.
Specials in the area include Little Bittern in the ponds, White-faced and White-backed Duck, and a variety of other water birds. There is also a good chance of seeing the ‘Mystery Buzzard ’ which could still turn out to be a new species. A Squacco Heron has been hanging around the dam below the lodge – uncommon in the Western Cape.
We will meet and depart from the Onrus Trading Post on Thursday 6th June at 07:30am., where we can consolidate transport and travel together to the farm. Please bring you own refreshments / picnic lunch.