Archive for July, 2007

A Pelican Brief

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

A couple of days a go we had a slightly less usual visitor to the waters of The Liesbeek. A Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) graced the river with its presence. Read more for a picture. (more…)


Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

A large porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) was spotted last night (Monday 2 July) in the field across the way from The Wild Fig Restaurant, on the banks of the Liesbeek.

Security guard, Freddy Kabunda, was lucky enough to see the porcupine from quite close. I have asked him to be on the lookout for porcupines whilst on patrol.

See this article on Wikipedia.

A waitress at The Wild Fig, reports seeing a porcupine in Strubens road, and there have been other reports of people witnessing porcupines crossing the Liesbeek Parkway.

Hopefully some one will catch one on camera.

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Bird counting

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

I received this email from Isabella Hayden. She has been doing bird counts on the Liesbeek River. (more…)