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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1200 on: March 07, 2018, 01:19:57 pm »
great shots Frank esp the mother feeding the little ones!
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1201 on: March 07, 2018, 07:42:54 pm »
One of my favorite threads on WD's, thanks for posting great shots!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1202 on: March 10, 2018, 04:27:29 pm »
I an not good with identifying Birds, got these on my Bush camera on the Farm.
The first looks like a Wagtail but which one? Mountain Wagtail?
Second could be a Giant Kingfisher?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1203 on: March 11, 2018, 06:43:54 am »
 :thumleft: right on both, Offshore
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1204 on: March 16, 2018, 10:06:51 am »
I been lucky to see a southern banded snake eagle, last seen 50 yrs ago south of Durban. Seen a couple times now and has an incredible call, apparently down to a few breeding pairs in Zulu land .
Also have a pair of palm nut vultures seen most mornings on the lawn and witnessed one eating a great garden snail.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1205 on: March 18, 2018, 06:14:43 pm »
Great sightings, Long Bob. I've only seen the Brown and Black-chested snake eagles locally
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1206 on: April 15, 2018, 02:04:21 pm »
Ruddy Turnstones at Stiebel Rocks, Umzumbe
 

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« Reply #1207 on: April 17, 2018, 10:58:49 pm »
Wow, great picks Frank  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1208 on: April 23, 2018, 10:02:22 am »
Really majestic birds these. The pair were on the hunt and the vervets and dassies had gone into hiding
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1209 on: April 23, 2018, 10:52:07 am »
You never fail to impress.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:

Can't wait for our visit to Kruger in Oct this year.  Saw last time plenty birds but did not have the tools to shoot them.   ;)
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1210 on: April 24, 2018, 09:35:20 pm »
Sjo Frank....that is impressive! Would have been nice to get one of the bird on landing or takeoff with that impressive wings!
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1211 on: April 25, 2018, 06:29:55 am »
Thanks Tom, but the buggers have this habit of taking off away from you so you only get the arse view

They do have impressive wings and beautiful colouring
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1212 on: April 25, 2018, 12:18:41 pm »
I have a soft spot for game birds - from ducks to 'fisantjies', patrysies en kelkiewyne.. 
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1213 on: April 26, 2018, 07:20:10 am »
I have a soft spot for game birds - from ducks to 'fisantjies', patrysies en kelkiewyne..

Me too, KR. Pity we don't see those huge flocks of guinea-fowl anymore. Very sad.

Yesterday morning we had a visitor in the neighbour's yard. The wife dashed out with her "Bigma" 600mm lens and then discovered her card wasn't in the camera and by the time she got back, the eagle had flown. Then I was accused of chasing the eagle just to spite her  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1214 on: April 26, 2018, 10:39:01 pm »
That 'no card in the camera' has cost a couple of  enthusiasts some tears....yes got the t shirt  :dousing:

Please don't chase the eagle next time Frank  :deal:
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1215 on: April 27, 2018, 02:34:05 pm »
Bit quiet this morning despite the brilliant weather
 

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« Reply #1216 on: April 28, 2018, 10:03:35 pm »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1217 on: April 28, 2018, 11:46:37 pm »
Egyptian goose..... not a goose, but a duck with goose habit?   
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1218 on: April 29, 2018, 06:04:25 am »
Egyptian goose..... not a goose, but a duck with goose habit?

That's what I'm told. I still regard it as a goose and not a duck though
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1219 on: May 01, 2018, 04:15:36 pm »
Egyptian goose..... not a goose, but a duck with goose habit?

Tastes like a goose and not a duck  :imaposer:
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