Also from the Zaagkuil road

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4 years 8 months ago #85783 by gordon
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Hi All,

Just a note to everyone that used to visit Crake Road, there is now a large No Entry sign up at the start of this road. Please respect the landowners whishes by NOT going along it without first obtaining permission.

A couple of pics from the morning: (I had not checked my camera before so the settings were all out so not particularly high quality this time...)

First a couple species of shrike were out and about:
Southern White-crowned Shrike


Red-backed Shrike


Lesser Grey Shrike


Then this Steppe Buzzard (Michael also captured it very nicely):




And lastly the same Cattle Egret:


Hopefully with one of our next books currently at the printers and another in the design stages we will have a little more time for birding and posting trip reports!!

Cheers,
Gordon

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4 years 8 months ago #85786 by waldens@faerieglen
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Question: Who should we contact for permission to drive along this road? We've been going to that area for years, and have driven Crake Road many times and have never been stopped or forbidden to bird along there?

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4 years 8 months ago #85787 by gordon
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Hi Waldens,

I have emailed Etienne to see if he knows, will post if he responds.

The sign is new and very clear which means that if you do not specifically have permission there is absolutely no ambiguity on the potential of being prosecuted if the land owners so wish...

As to why the sign is now there?

Sign of the times?

Birders misbehaving?

Ultimately every person has a choice...


Cheers,
Gordon

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4 years 8 months ago #85788 by wildtuinman
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What I have heard is the following:

The no entry sign was put up by landowners due to taxi's using the Crake road as a short cut to elsewhere.

Birders are tolerated and welcome to bird along Crake road.

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4 years 8 months ago #85814 by mossie
mossie replied the topic: Re: Also from the Zaagkuil road
I'm trying to picture the taxi drivers handing out bino's and scopes to all the passengers, while listening to Doug's Bird calls for Beginners, hurtling down the road "disguised" as birders.... <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

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4 years 8 months ago #85815 by Doug
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Trespassing using my CD. Never thought of myself as supporting crime :)


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