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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2010, 07:15:57 pm »
Here are a few of mine.





















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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2010, 09:17:26 pm »
Watty - that photo of your grand daughter is Priceless!!

Very nice / good photos here.
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2010, 01:36:33 am »
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2010, 06:31:25 am »
Wow!
Thanks for everyone's contributions.
These are awesome.

Mark, that first one of the bird in the tree is awesome. What bird is that?
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2010, 09:05:57 am »

Mark, that first one of the bird in the tree is awesome. What bird is that?


Thanks but I have no idea.
 

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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2010, 11:39:20 am »

Mark, that first one of the bird in the tree is awesome. What bird is that?


Thanks but I have no idea.

I'll have a look tonight to see if I can identify.
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2010, 12:21:33 pm »
glossy starling?
 

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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2010, 12:27:42 pm »
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2010, 03:31:47 pm »
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2010, 08:50:01 pm »
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Thanks tau

Hey Mark I think this is a Black Widow finch as it has red legs and the beak is not black and long like the Glossy Starling, it has the right glossy green black colour of the Black Widow finch. They are found up North east of S Africa and down to East London and Port Elizabeth along the coast. My thoughts :mwink:
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2010, 11:40:08 am »


ID of above bird:

Common (European Starling) (Sturnus vulgaris) # R757

A smallish, dark starling with white spots and a slender pointed bill. Size 20-22 cm - smaller than a Laughing Dove, much larger than a sparrow.  Afrikaans: Europese Spreeu

The Common Starling is an urban bird, mainly of the southern parts of the country. The bill is short conical and tapered to a sharp point. The bill is yellow (breeding) or greyish. The legs and feet are reddish-brown.

The Common Starling is completely blackish or brown, with small white spots covering most of the body. In breeding plumage, the spots are smaller, and not as visible - especially on the head, and the metallic green or purple sheen is more visible. The flight feathers are edged with buff, giving the wing a scaled appearance.

The bill is longer and more pointed than other starlings, and the tail appears short. It is also smaller than other starlings.

This is an introduced (alien) species, which has colonised towns and cities in the South-western Cape , the Eastern Cape . Also occurs but is less common in the Northern Cape , Free State and parts of KwaZulu-Natal. It is a common and abundant bird, found mostly in towns, where it is likely to be seen in gardens, in parks and adjacent farmland.

In the breeding season (summer) they are likely to be seen in pairs and small groups. In the non-breeding season, it forms large flocks, which may be seen on lawns and playing fields. It has a jaunty stride, with long swaggering steps, and walks actively around on the ground.

Common Starlings eat fruit, seeds, insects, spiders and worms.

The call is a rambling series of squeaky sounds, whistles, swizzles and phrases of imitations of other birds.

They nests from September to December. In areas where they are common, the laying may be highly synchronised. The nest is a loose bowl of grass, pine needles and straw, lined with fine grass, feathers, wool and moss. It is placed in a hole in a wall or tree, under the eaves of a building or in pipes or gutters.

Below some photo's to support identification with MH's excellent photo.  Note especially the yellow beak, shortish tail, pinkish legs and white spots on the upper body that distinguish it from the other starling offered as possible candidates.
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2010, 12:18:20 pm »
Starlings ....how cute...anyone want some?
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2010, 02:58:49 pm »
Starlings ....how cute...anyone want some?
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2010, 07:22:16 am »
Starlings ....how cute...anyone want some?
They sound like fucking elephants in my ceiling! >:( Pellet guns on the cards... :deal:

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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2010, 02:00:50 pm »
Here are a couple more....

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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2010, 02:05:10 pm »
couple more.. ;D

Flatdogs..







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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2010, 02:08:11 pm »
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2010, 02:14:57 pm »
Some more:
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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2010, 02:15:57 pm »
 :biggrin: Love the zebra shot  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Some wildlife Photo's (add yours)
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2010, 04:19:26 pm »
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