Outing to the Ganzekraal Nature Reserve.
24 October 2021 – Leader Felicity Ellmore.
This year the Ganzekraal outing was in October, I was expecting that the vegetation would be very dry by the time of the outing. However due to the good winter rains it was green and there were plenty of plants flowering.
The birding started with a male Southern Black Korhaan seen as usual on the side of the road from the R27 to the gate.
A group of about 25 birders set off across the beach to the Strandveld on the other side. During a three hour walk we managed to identify about 45 species of bird, plus plenty of plants, insects etc.
On the way back, we collected plastic litter from the beach, something we have done every time I have led this outing.
At the far end there was a large area of Chincherinchee and a couple of displaying African pipits that kept people entertained for a while.
Photos by Elizabeth Pascoe, Penny Dichmont, Karis Daniel, Daryl de Beer and Felicity Ellmore.