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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1380 on: August 14, 2019, 07:13:17 am »
Went through again on Sunday and got a few nice ones...

Very nice pics

Very nice!

Might be a trip for Sunday actualyl!
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1381 on: August 14, 2019, 07:52:29 am »
Thanks guys,
Photographed the bikes at Red Star on Friday and the birding is really helping my panning for the sports images.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1382 on: August 14, 2019, 06:24:52 pm »
From Rietvlei and Kruger Park earlier this year

« Last Edit: August 14, 2019, 06:48:07 pm by C_B »
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1383 on: August 14, 2019, 06:27:16 pm »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1384 on: August 14, 2019, 06:50:59 pm »
From Rietvlei and Kruger Park earlier this year

Lovely pics.

Intrigued to see Cape cormorant (Rietvlei?) which is usually a marine bird.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1385 on: August 14, 2019, 10:26:18 pm »
Lovely pics.

Intrigued to see Cape cormorant (Rietvlei?) which is usually a marine bird.

Thanks francmac

It's an immature Reed Cormorant  :)
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1386 on: August 15, 2019, 06:57:19 am »
Lovely pics.

Intrigued to see Cape cormorant (Rietvlei?) which is usually a marine bird.

Thanks francmac

It's an immature Reed Cormorant  :)

Ah. Silly me.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1387 on: August 15, 2019, 07:41:15 am »
Super pics!
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1388 on: August 15, 2019, 08:48:48 am »
Ah. Silly me.

I wasn't sure either, had to ask my sister (who really knows her birds) to help ID it.

Super pics!

Thanks.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1389 on: August 22, 2019, 07:01:15 pm »
My zoom lens was in for repairs from the dreaded fungus and finally got it back. Recent ones here at home.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1390 on: August 23, 2019, 07:19:32 am »
Went through again on Sunday and got a few nice ones...

Very nice pics

Very nice!

Might be a trip for Sunday actualyl!

Did you go?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1391 on: August 23, 2019, 07:19:53 pm »
Bandkeelkleinjantjie - Bar-throated Apalis (Apalis thoracica)

 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1392 on: August 23, 2019, 08:06:38 pm »
Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua 2008. Ja - I know it's not a bird of South Africa but when I saw it it looked kind of familiar. Cheap Canon point and shoot.

 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1393 on: August 24, 2019, 08:20:34 pm »
Birds pretty active in this lovely weather.

I counted 36 species in our garden this morning and not counting those heard but not seen. No hadeda either. 
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1394 on: August 24, 2019, 08:28:28 pm »
More.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1395 on: August 28, 2019, 09:27:57 am »
Took a Belgian student out for a day's birding at Rietvlei yesterday. I was impressed with his birding skills, he knows his families well, and it helped him to hit species in very quick time!

From my side I got SEVEN new species for my list, including Sabota Lark and the Lesser Moorhen (at otter bridge). I also got a Neddiky, but I'm not sure if I should count him as he was just about pecking at my boots to demand snacks at the restaurant!
We also spotted the Yellow Morph of the Crimson Breasted Shrike.

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1396 on: August 28, 2019, 10:10:14 am »
Took a Belgian student out for a day's birding at Rietvlei yesterday. I was impressed with his birding skills, he knows his families well, and it helped him to hit species in very quick time!

From my side I got SEVEN new species for my list, including Sabota Lark and the Lesser Moorhen (at otter bridge). I also got a Neddiky, but I'm not sure if I should count him as he was just about pecking at my boots to demand snacks at the restaurant!
We also spotted the Yellow Morph of the Crimson Breasted Shrike.

Seen them there as well.....
Maybe its time for a little drive again, its quite close to me.....
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1397 on: August 28, 2019, 11:07:10 am »
C-B the pictures you posted were beautifully sharp (focus & shake).
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1398 on: September 16, 2019, 05:11:16 pm »
Die Veldpou by Rooisand afgeneem
Blykbaar baie skaars om te sien

Denham's bustard, Stanley bustard or Stanley's bustard is a large bird in the bustard family. It breeds in much of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a species of open ground, including agricultural land, grassland, flood-plains and burnt fynbos. It is resident, but some inland populations move to lower altitudes in winter. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Neotis denhami
Conservation status: Near Threatened (Population decreasing)

 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1399 on: September 16, 2019, 05:56:29 pm »
 :thumleft: great sighting.
 
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