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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Africa Migration - Birders Paradise


"The Messengers of Spring” – A birders dream!!!

 

Birding Migration Wonder

3 Million Barn Swallows (or previously known as European Swallows)

 

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Migrating from Russia to Mount Moreland, a small hamlettype village, situated just North of Umhlanga Rocks on the North coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa – travelling over 20000km. They believed to be the announcers of spring/summer, as they arrive mid-October and depart around March. The best viewing time is definitely in November.  The swallows gather together about half an hour before sunset and gives a soul-stirring sight as they fly in their vast numbers over the wetlands. Keep your eye peeled, as you might also see a Sooty Falcon or a Bat Hawk grabbing a quick bite to eat before the swallows drop into the reed-beds for the night.

 

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Copyright - Angie Wilken - www.barnswallow.co.za  


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

South Africa - Sardine Run 2013


THE GREATEST SHOAL ON EARTH!!
 
23 000 Dolphins
100 000 Cape Gannets
Millions of Sardines
Thousands of Sharks
 
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(Pro Dive Images on the Sardine Run)
 
Each year during May through to July, a cold northerly current causes millions of sardines to gather in shoals and move north.  Visible even by satellite, the shoals measuring more than seven kilometres long, 1.5 kilometres wide and 30 metres deep, run up the coast from the Agulhas Bank towards Mozambique, a distance of more than 1 000 kilometres.    This silvery, swirling swarm is pursued relentlessly by thousands upon thousands of dolphins, sharks, seals, whales and gannets....this feeding frenzy spawns the greatest faunal event on earth.
 
Updates on EastCoast Radion on the 04th June 2013 said that East Coasters will have to wait a few more weeks, before the 2013 Sardine Run begins.  Mike Anderson-Reed from the KZN Sharks ...

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