BLPN Outing to Krantzkloof Saturday 5th May 2019

BirdLife Port Natal

Report by Terry Walls

Weather
report was not favourable, as light rain was predicted for the Kloof area.

We
met in overcast conditions with some experiencing light misty rain on their way
to Krantzkloof. We decided to continue as patches of blue sky were visible
among the clouds which is normally a good sign that it will not rain.

From
the start it was clearly obvious that Krantzkloof had experienced heavy rain
and there and the river had flowed extensively over the banks in places. Our
first observation was a pair of Mountain Wagtail, who were extremely tame, and
came to within five metres of the group, before they moved off, Uncharacteristically,
mimicking their Cape Wagtail cousins by walking around on the lawn in the
picnic area.

Mountain wagtail  Photo: Mike Stead

Mountain Wagtail. Photo: Mick Jackson

Also
seen in the picnic area was an Olive Thrush, which as always…

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