Just a QUICK one to remind you/tell you that it is EARTH HOUR tomorrow (19.3.16) 20.30 to 21.30. It is in its 10th year.
Taken off the internet is this "Earth Hour is the world’s largest environmental event organised by WWF. It will take place at between 8.30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday 19th March, when millions of people in over 170 countries across the world switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of our planet.Earth Hour is not about how much energy is saved during the hour. Rather, it’s a chance to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.Switching off the lights is just the beginning. The idea is that the choices we make and actions we take past that hour can help reduce the impacts of climate change on our planet, its wildlife and future generations.Earth Hour is for everyone and is a global event which unites people all around the world who care about our planet - and it's so easy to take part."
Dine telephoned with a TREMENDOUS sighting just off our road bridge FOUR/FIVE HAMERKOPS and took these photographs.(3243, 3244 &3254) Alison rushed down and found five which Dine subsequently found in 3244 - with a grey heron in the background and Little egret in front. (ED. I have only ever seen 2 birds together, but on reading in warmer climes they can nest communally with up to seven birds. Here they may have gathered together because of the HUGE food source that we have around our bays, at present).
"Please check the second photograph, nr 3244 – there are 5! If you enlarge the photo, you will see him just behind the debris. Gotcha! " (Dine van Zyl - Finalist Best Cookbook in the World "I cook - sometimes even in the kitchen!")
Common Sandpiper and Egyptian Goose with her nine eggs, still on The Point.
I hope that you all have a wonderful long weekend and Easter hol period. ENJOY lots of sightings, observations and EVERYTHING that is around you. IF TIME, please do not forget to keep that bowl of water out for birds, tortoises etc., to gather those awful bits of plastic on our beaches and have a GOOD RELAX. The Eco Walk is all set for the 23rd and if bad weather the 26th March 2016.