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jesica
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Grey heron

Unread postby jesica » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:24 am

I now this is a sanparks site, and that this is a very comman bird, but I don't now were else to put this up.

At Wilgeheuwel were they are building the new Pick and Pay, the old ball and bucket lives a Grey Heron, sometimes I see up to 5, if someone wants to go and take photos

I reckon it is also the same place were they found the dead leopard on the 20 July
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Re: Grey heron

Unread postby gjorgi » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:11 pm

Thanks Jesica :-)

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Re: Grey heron

Unread postby Ian Grant » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:23 am

Hi Jesica

I live nearby, and you're correct, this is the same site where the young leopard was found in July.
We're fortunate to have quite a bit of wildlife still miraculously clinging to survival in the hills of the surrounding area. On my morning MTB rides I've encountered black-backed jackal, mountain reedbuck, grey duiker, scrub hares and have heard reports of caracals also being seen in the area, not to mention the prolific bird-life.

I guess they don't call it the 'wild west' for nothing :lol:
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Re: Grey heron

Unread postby jesica » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:53 pm

black-backed jackal, thats awesome. I far in the bush to you go, I would love to see them
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Re: Grey heron

Unread postby Ian Grant » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:40 pm

The sightings I've had haven't been all that far into the bush. Roughly 500-700m I'd say.
Good luck, hopefully you catch a glimpse of some of our suburban wildlife someday soon! :D
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