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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #100 on: July 24, 2012, 05:27:28 pm »
Gordon, that is friggin cool!
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #101 on: July 24, 2012, 06:08:04 pm »
Yep that is real cool --i have two Eagle owls who visit now and again --But a owl hide is awesome  :thumleft:

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #102 on: July 24, 2012, 09:45:48 pm »
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My guess, without my book would be:

2nd and 3rd pic = Marico Flycatcher or just maybe a young female fiscal flycatcher
4th pic = Pied wagtail in transition from juvenile to adulthood.

 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #103 on: July 25, 2012, 06:43:43 am »
Koot.

My guess, without my book would be:

2nd and 3rd pic = Marico Flycatcher or just maybe a young female fiscal flycatcher
4th pic = Pied wagtail in transition from juvenile to adulthood.

 

I would tend to agree on the Marico Flycather - the 4th pic was taken in Corfu on the Med - could be any variation that we don't see ;D


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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #104 on: July 25, 2012, 07:01:17 am »
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #105 on: July 25, 2012, 07:25:43 am »
Cape Spurfowl?

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« Reply #106 on: July 25, 2012, 07:44:35 am »
Hermanus, Western Cape
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #107 on: July 25, 2012, 02:08:12 pm »
Gordon, cool.  :thumleft:

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #108 on: July 25, 2012, 03:06:19 pm »
OK - A couple more - both taken at Mabula - we were fortunate to have friends that were private rangers there - we could go out on game drives for as long as we liked - 14 hours one day!

Dark Chanting Goshawk
Dideric Cuckoo - Juvenile - as far as I can tell anyway - not all the plumage is showing yet....
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #109 on: July 25, 2012, 06:00:50 pm »
Yellow billed Hornbill taken at -- Uitsaal -- great place to take pics of birds ---




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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #110 on: July 25, 2012, 06:03:33 pm »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #111 on: July 25, 2012, 08:09:22 pm »
blazes: very nice photos

Help with this one, taken at the north coast:




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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #112 on: July 26, 2012, 10:31:42 am »
Gordon, cool.  :thumleft:

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #113 on: July 26, 2012, 11:41:32 pm »
blazes: very nice photos

Help with this one, taken at the north coast:






nothing?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2012, 04:17:20 am »
Secretary Bird -- Having a BAD --hair Day  ::)





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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #115 on: July 27, 2012, 08:16:32 am »
blazes: very nice photos

Help with this one, taken at the north coast:






nothing?

Hi Beltzer -- i have been racking my brain with this one  :(  looks like one of of the Bul Bul family -- but as a local bird i just can't place it.

Will try and figure it out and get back to you -- Hope someone else can identify as i am also iintrested to know --if it is a overseas visitor . What month was it taken  ?


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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2012, 06:14:57 pm »
LIgting on the photo is a bit tricky, but it looks like a sombre bulbul to me.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #118 on: July 28, 2012, 12:18:26 am »
blazes: very nice photos

Help with this one, taken at the north coast:
nothing?

Hi Beltzer -- i have been racking my brain with this one  :(  looks like one of of the Bul Bul family -- but as a local bird i just can't place it.
Will try and figure it out and get back to you -- Hope someone else can identify as i am also iintrested to know --if it is a overseas visitor . What month was it taken  ?


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LIgting on the photo is a bit tricky, but it looks like a sombre bulbul to me.


I will go get the other photos, when i get the change;

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #119 on: July 31, 2012, 03:47:49 pm »
Cold and overcast day at the --Bird Sanctuary in Dullstroom --also a great place to learn how to capture birds in flight -

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