This is a facility for members of WESSA, The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, who are linked to its Durban Branch. Here we post current developments, show photos of our activities, and take in comments from the WESSA membership.
I have been complaining to Metro Water about a constant flow of water into Pigeon Valley. The unfortunate officials trying to deal with this have so far not located the leak and are faintly suggesting that we now have a spring that was never here, even in the wettest summer. However, not all is bad: I attach the evidence of two other users of Pigeon Valley who made the most of it. I am intrigued by the raptor: it looks like a juvenile African Harrier-Hawk, but the colouring gives it away as a Black Sparrowhawk in moult. At least the other is undoubtedly a mature male Green Twinspot.