Birding, Fly-fishing and Raffles

Saturday 28th July saw the Somerset West Bird Club exhibit for the first time (in recent memory anyway) at an expo. 

The Fly Fishing Community had a major gathering at Lourensford and we were invited to use the opportunity to “show our wares”. 

The committee took up the challenge and commissioned Sonja Peacey to brave the winter weather (turned out to be quite nice day in fact) and setup a stand with the help of husband Russel.  We have had a “pull-up” banner made for general use and this was the first opportunity to display it in public – you will get used to seeing it more regularly from now on. 

Sonja and Marèsa Volsteedt manned the fort for the entire day and had great fun selling raffle tickets for the Sappi Bird Book with sound pen.  (Tickets will be on sale at our next Bird Club meeting on Thursday – R20 a ticket for a book valued at R1 500.00!)

There were rolling bird pictures on video and bird books to look at for the curious.  Incidentally all the bird pics on the banner are from our own membership – well done to all those who responded to Sonja’s request!