In November 2010 when we visited the Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary (covered in chapter 15 of Birding Gauteng) and were disappointed to see that it was almost bone dry. Clearly the rains we are getting in Gauteng are not yet filling up the pans. Just a note, if you are following the directions in Birding Gauteng, don't follow the route described from Johannesburg, rather opt for the Pretoria directions as Douglas Road is no longer a through road from the R102 to the pan.
Here is a panoramic pics of the pan from the eastern side of the pan:
Here is a list of all the birds we saw around the spot in the 15 minutes we spent there: Pied Crow; Crowned Lapwing; Cape Sparrow; Hadeda Ibis; Cattle Egret; Helmeted Guineafowl; Blacksmith Lapwing; Common Fiscal; Levaillant's Cisticola; Black-shouldered Kite; Cape Glossy Starling; African Palm Swift and Little Swift.
Here are the only pics that we took that are worth showing: