08 Feb
Red-throated Wryneck

Hillcrest Conservancy invites you to join their Birding and general walk with knowledgeable leaders.

14 February
7.30 am

Walk with the birders to look and/or listen for our feathered friends or: Follow at your own pace to appreciate all that Springside Nature Reserve has to offer.

Interested in indigenous flora? Bring your field guide to identify the seasonally changing variety of plants.

Easy walks on well-maintained paths. All welcome. R20 p.p. minimum donation includes tea/coffee/biscuits after the walk. All donations are gratefully accepted for costs and on-going Hillcrest Conservancy projects.
Enquiries: Sue 031-765 6809

Everyone is welcome to enjoy self-guided walks at any time.

Below is Sue Schönefeld’s report of the first monthly bird walk of 2018 in Springside Nature Reserve which took place on Wednesday 10 January.

“A record group of 32 people arrived and split into three groups led by Derek Spencer, Elena Russell and Alan Taylor. It was a cloudy, dull day and 47 species were identified.  Derek remarked it was strange that not many birds were calling, and no cuckoos were heard. Birds of note seen were: Common Buzzard, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Cape Grassbird (a clear sighting), Holub`s Golden Weaver, Long-crested Eagle (on top of a gum tree as Ian and Derek were leaving) and the Red-throated Wryneck (a bird not often seen – see photo). At the same time as the bird walk, members of CREW – Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers – were in Springside on a field trip monitoring the wildflower species. Grateful thanks to Derek, Elena and Alan for leading the groups; to Ann, Carolyn and Dianne for helping with the catering; and to all who contributed to the donations, which will be used for HC projects.”

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