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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1300 on: November 21, 2018, 05:27:34 pm »
Love this thread
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1301 on: November 22, 2018, 05:38:04 am »
Very good choice Tom. :biggrin:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1302 on: December 06, 2018, 02:05:49 pm »
Some variety in our garden today
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1303 on: December 06, 2018, 02:17:20 pm »
Wow what a great collection for a day in your garden!!
Great images
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1304 on: December 06, 2018, 02:57:55 pm »
Ground Woodpecker in Bethlehem
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1305 on: December 17, 2018, 06:28:16 am »
Can some experts identify please ....
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1306 on: December 17, 2018, 07:41:35 am »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1307 on: December 17, 2018, 08:05:51 am »
Can some experts identify please ....

Not an expert, but I think these are (1) malachite kingfisher, (2) black-headed oriole, and (3) Egyptian goose.
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1308 on: December 17, 2018, 09:09:34 am »
Can some experts identify please ....

Not an expert, but I think these are (1) malachite kingfisher, (2) black-headed oriole, and (3) Egyptian goose.

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1309 on: December 17, 2018, 03:37:21 pm »
Can some experts identify please ....

Not an expert, but I think these are (1) malachite kingfisher, (2) black-headed oriole, and (3) Egyptian goose.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1310 on: January 07, 2019, 04:17:08 pm »
A couple of common-ish birds from Fouriesburg
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1311 on: January 07, 2019, 05:37:30 pm »
Very nice pics, Piet
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1312 on: January 07, 2019, 09:01:31 pm »
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1313 on: January 09, 2019, 10:04:06 pm »
Some recent ones in the garden
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1314 on: January 10, 2019, 05:15:16 am »
Lovely pictures.

You are very fortunate to have such stunning birds in your back yard. :)
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« Reply #1315 on: January 10, 2019, 03:49:30 pm »
Yes Frank you realy got amazingly beautiful birds in your garden!

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1316 on: January 13, 2019, 04:20:02 pm »
A few from yesterday...

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1317 on: January 13, 2019, 05:28:03 pm »
Great shots, Nigel. Haven't seen a chesnut plover before 
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1318 on: January 28, 2019, 07:23:30 pm »
No chance of pics after dusk, but I have a massive bluegum between me and the Spruit, we have about 40 Sacred Ibis roosting on the left side of the tree and a similar amount or more of Ha di Da Ibis on the right side  :peepwall:
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« Reply #1319 on: January 28, 2019, 07:37:30 pm »
No chance of pics after dusk, but I have a massive bluegum between me and the Spruit, we have about 40 Sacred Ibis roosting on the left side of the tree and a similar amount or more of Ha di Da Ibis on the right side  :peepwall:

Must be pretty noisy. Those Sacred Ibis look good in the wild but not so nice on the city dumps.

Years ago in Pmb, they used to roost at the Bird Sanctuary. Somehow they thought elastic bands (I believe raided from BTR Sarmcol/Dunlop in Howick) were worms and all their poop at the base of the trees were full of these rubber bands.