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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1680 on: July 31, 2021, 03:10:58 pm »
Some more from the garden this morning.
 
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« Reply #1681 on: July 31, 2021, 06:06:46 pm »
Your photos are really sharp.
Wonderful range of birds right in your garden.
 
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« Reply #1682 on: August 07, 2021, 09:27:25 am »
A few more from the serial poster. The Grey birds just happened to be around at the same time.

I damaged my 400mm lens sometime back and took a while to purchase a replacement. I decided on the Tamron 150-600 and am fairly happy with it especially given the extra 200mm range.

 
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« Reply #1683 on: August 07, 2021, 09:41:01 am »
Nice pics  :thumleft:

Going camping again the coming weekend and in the hart of the bushveld. Hoping to see some new species but happy with just getting out.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1684 on: August 07, 2021, 10:16:13 pm »
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« Reply #1685 on: August 09, 2021, 04:15:41 pm »
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« Reply #1686 on: August 09, 2021, 04:31:08 pm »
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The wife always says "those eyelashes" and I say "that biltong". 
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1687 on: August 09, 2021, 04:41:19 pm »
Haha - I dont really like their biltong or the meat.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1688 on: August 14, 2021, 11:51:44 am »
Some more recent ones before the rain, wind and cold (now I remember why I dislike the Cape in winter).

Even a Hadeda can be pretty on occasion.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #1689 on: August 14, 2021, 09:41:27 pm »
Beautiful pics.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1690 on: August 15, 2021, 07:47:47 pm »
Some pics while camping this past week in the Dinokeng area.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1691 on: August 15, 2021, 07:49:41 pm »
Some more...
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1692 on: August 15, 2021, 07:50:55 pm »
Last few
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« Reply #1693 on: August 16, 2021, 05:58:38 am »
Very nice variety, VM.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1694 on: August 16, 2021, 06:08:43 am »
I will look up all the names and post them.  :thumleft:

Took many more but this bridged camera has a nack to sometimes focus on a single blade of grass just in front of the subject and only when looking at the pic on a large high def screen do you realize it is just not quite in focus. Mostly the operator at fault but it does irritate me no end.

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1695 on: August 16, 2021, 07:07:11 am »
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« Reply #1696 on: August 16, 2021, 08:12:53 am »
Neddicky - Neddikkie (this time I'm certain)
Southern Pied Babbler - Witkatlagter
Long-billed Crombec - Bosveldstompstertjie
African Jacana - Grootlangtoon
White-faced Duck - Nonnetjie-eend

Bennett's Woodpecker - Bennettspeg
Crimson-breasted Shrike - Rooiborslaksman
Green-winged Pytilia - Gewone Melba
Meves's Starling - Langstertglansspreeu
Crested Barbet - Kuifkophoutkapper

Cape Sparrow - Gewone Mossie
Cape Wagtail - Gewone Kwikkie (kwikstertjie)
Pale Flycatcher - MuiskleurvlieŽvanger (both the last two, I think)
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« Reply #1697 on: August 16, 2021, 10:23:42 am »
Pale Flycatcher - MuiskleurvlieŽvanger

Looking at the white underparts, I thought possibly Marico Flycatcher?

 
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« Reply #1698 on: August 16, 2021, 10:27:44 am »
Very chuffed to see this young Crowned Eagle yesterday. Was being dive-bombed by a squadron of Red-winged starlings.

Those talons are something else.  :o
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1699 on: August 16, 2021, 10:28:35 am »
Pale Flycatcher - MuiskleurvlieŽvanger

Looking at the white underparts, I thought possibly Marico Flycatcher?

I was conflicted between the two which is when I compare the distribution map, but you are probably right, thanks Frank.  :thumleft:
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