Bird nesting info Silvermine 2017

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Bird nesting info Silvermine 2017

Post by Justin » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:40 pm

Apparently Silvermine main crag and Blaze of Glory are closed due to birds nesting.
Lower Silvermine crag remains open.

I was at Lower Crag today and saw lots of crow activity in the direction of BOG.
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Re: Bird nesting info Silvermine 2017

Post by mokganjetsi » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:30 am

Surely they will only close the crags for Kestrels nesting? Starlings don't give a damn and I've never seen crows nesting there. Not that I care for crows - they're over-populated and decimate the smaller birds.

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Re: Bird nesting info Silvermine 2017

Post by Justin » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:35 pm

Not sure, but I may have seen a kestrel flying about!? When is Kestrel season?
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Re: Bird nesting info Silvermine 2017

Post by mokganjetsi » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:13 pm

I stand to be corrected but Kestrel chicks are in-the-nest Nov/Dec? This seems very early......would be nice to get clarity on which crags are actually closed and for which birds. If the Kestrels are at their usual spot at Main Crag the routes that need closing are between No Mans Land and Mercury. The rest should be fine.

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