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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1740 on: September 26, 2021, 09:19:12 pm »
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« Reply #1741 on: September 27, 2021, 04:59:47 am »
Black shouldered Kite having Lunch

First thought it was a snake meal before looking closer.  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #1742 on: September 27, 2021, 06:21:54 am »
Black shouldered Kite having Lunch

First thought it was a snake meal before looking closer.  :thumleft:

What is he having for lunch?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1743 on: September 27, 2021, 07:20:55 am »
The following few posts were taken during our 2-week tour mainly through the North Cape and West Coast. Will post as I get time to resize and look-up...

Ovambo Sparrowhawk - Ovambosperwer (Molopo, north of Askham).
Giant Eagle-Owl - Reuse-ooruil  (Molopo, north of Askham).
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1744 on: September 27, 2021, 07:23:41 am »
Lilac-breasted Roller - Troupant (Molopo, north of Askham).
He also moved into our sheltered shading for the night. We were the only people in the camp and he did seem more interested in us then we in him, not much bothered while we had a lekker braai.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1745 on: September 27, 2021, 07:28:03 am »
Grounsscraper Thrush - Gevlekte Lyster. He was smooching himself in the bakkie's mirror. I know their chirping and chatting but I have never heard their "Love Me Do" song so loud and proud up close (Molopo, north of Askham).

This one I need help with. Martial Eagle - Breekoparend? (Near Soebatsfontein on a dirt road into Namaqua National Park)
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« Reply #1746 on: September 27, 2021, 08:41:47 am »

This one I need help with. Martial Eagle - Breekoparend? (Near Soebatsfontein on a dirt road into Namaqua National Park)

Great pics.

Black-chested Snake Eagle. You'll notice he has bare legs, armoured for reptiles.


What is he having for lunch?


Derms  :biggrin:. Probably a rat or mouse.

 

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« Reply #1747 on: September 27, 2021, 08:59:22 am »
Okay great, thanks Frank.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1748 on: September 27, 2021, 09:34:10 am »
Black-headed Heron (Swartkopreier) strutting a relaxed walk down Port Nolloth's seaside walk.
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« Reply #1749 on: September 27, 2021, 09:38:42 am »
Nice VM, see you had some good sightings on your trip.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1750 on: September 27, 2021, 09:42:37 am »
Nice VM, see you had some good sightings on your trip.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

Plenty. I'll probably be irritating you guys here by the weekend with my posts  :lol8:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1751 on: September 27, 2021, 05:58:35 pm »
Pair of Cinnamon-breasted Bunting - Klipstreepkoppie (Molopo north of Askham).

Here I need help again. These little Chats/Tits/Wobblers are just so close. I am thinking Familiar Chat (Spekvreter) but the short tail is stumping me...(Molopo north of Askham).
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1752 on: September 27, 2021, 06:07:22 pm »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1753 on: September 27, 2021, 07:53:16 pm »
Nice VM, see you had some good sightings on your trip.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

Plenty. I'll probably be irritating you guys here by the weekend with my posts  :lol8:

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1754 on: September 27, 2021, 08:05:32 pm »
Black shouldered Kite having Lunch

First thought it was a snake meal before looking closer.  :thumleft:

What is he having for lunch?

One of these
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1755 on: September 27, 2021, 08:32:53 pm »
Jurie, I think your chat is a Tractrac Chat. Familiar is much more buff, with an orange wash rump. It also flicks its wings a lot. Tractrac should have a white rump.

I also think your Ovambo Sparrowhawk is an immature Gabar Goshawk.

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« Reply #1756 on: September 27, 2021, 08:43:37 pm »
Dankie, Rob. Die klein tintinkies en bossangers is so naby mekaar en dan het jy nog kleur variasies ook.... :patch:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1757 on: September 27, 2021, 08:49:46 pm »
Last one for today...

African Stonechat - Bontrokkie. The Male was very interested in the female and was trying his best to get noticed (Op-Die-Berg, Kouebokkeveld).
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1758 on: September 28, 2021, 07:05:43 am »
Karoo Prinia - Karoolangstertjie. He was very far away so not a great pic and the camera's limitations are showing with the exposure, but I only saw the worms much later and think it an interesting pic (Skilpad, Namaqualand Reserve)

Lesser Swamp-Wabler - Kaapse Rietsanger (Port Nolloth)
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1759 on: September 28, 2021, 07:08:40 am »
Sociable Weaver - VersamelvoŽl (Aggeneys)
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