Strandfontein Birding Area
09 October 2013
Six delegates, who were attending the annual SANBI Fynbos Conference, were taken on a guided drive through the Strandfontein Works on 09/10/2013.
The Outing was arranged by Anne Gray on behalf of the Cape Bird Club and guided by Graham Pringle and Mike Saunders. The delegates enjoyed a successful, if not, a bit windy experience.
The usual Waterbirds were observed and good sightings were had of Hottentot Teal, Maccoa Duck and a large number of Southern Pochard. Black-crowned Night Heron were observed and the trip ended with close encounters with a pair of Water Thick-knee.
There were also hundreds of Black-necked Grebe. A total of at least 43 species were seen which was very good taking into account the time of day and the windy conditions.