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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1420 on: January 05, 2020, 08:24:42 pm »
pel's Fish Owl
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« Reply #1421 on: January 06, 2020, 06:58:50 am »
Great sighting.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1422 on: January 06, 2020, 07:49:52 am »
Some nice birding this weekend.

Still a noob, but having fun

Diderick Cuckoo
Pied Kingfisher
Crested Barbet
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1423 on: January 13, 2020, 11:01:57 am »
African Black Oystercatcher, Kwaaiwater, Hermanus

 

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« Reply #1424 on: February 15, 2020, 02:34:39 pm »
Jacobin Cuckoo being fed by host parents, Sombre Greenbuls. Little shite decided he only wanted caterpillars and not fruit.

Common Buzzard

Southern Boubou

Retz's and White-crested Helmetshrikes
 

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« Reply #1425 on: February 16, 2020, 09:09:22 am »
Golden-breasted Bunting

Crested Francolin

European Bee-eater cooling off
 

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« Reply #1426 on: February 16, 2020, 01:07:51 pm »
Lance and I don't have fancy cameras or photographic skills, but with my point-and-shoot and his GoPro, Lance managed to pull together a nice video of a trip to Intaka Island (bird sanctuary at Century City, Cape Town) this weekend:

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1427 on: February 16, 2020, 03:05:26 pm »
Hel fm, you just have the neck for beautiful bird pic's.     :deal: :thumleft:
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« Reply #1428 on: February 16, 2020, 04:32:19 pm »
Hel fm, you just have the neck for beautiful bird pic's.     :deal: :thumleft:

Thanks VA. The wife convinced me into going to Mkuze Game Reserve for 3 nights.

I was concerned about the heat up in N. KZN during summer but we had a lucky break with cooler weather for 2 days.

Lance and I don't have fancy cameras or photographic skills, but with my point-and-shoot and his GoPro, Lance managed to pull together a nice video of a trip to Intaka Island (bird sanctuary at Century City, Cape Town) this weekend:


Well done on the video. Looks like a nice spot to visit.
 

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« Reply #1429 on: February 25, 2020, 09:17:29 pm »
White-winged Widowbird
Long-tailed Paradise Whydah
Red-backed Shrike
Red-breasted Swallow
Red-billed Ox-peckers cooling off

 

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« Reply #1430 on: February 25, 2020, 09:25:45 pm »
Bronze Mannikin, Green-winged Pytilia and Blue Waxbill
Emerald Dove
Yellow-breasted Apalis
Black-backed Puffback
Little Bee-eaters
Diederik Cuckoo (Immature)
 

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« Reply #1431 on: February 25, 2020, 09:31:41 pm »
That young Diederick is beautiful :thumleft:
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1432 on: February 26, 2020, 06:26:10 am »
The paradise wydah looks like he knows he's being photographed and is posing for all he's worth.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1433 on: March 07, 2020, 08:50:28 pm »
Saw this guy between Swellendam and Caledon last week. Very surprised andhappy to see one of these in that area.
Did not think there are still marshall eagles around
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1434 on: March 08, 2020, 07:08:37 pm »
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« Reply #1435 on: April 09, 2020, 12:51:53 pm »
this guy was sitting right by my Bee hives this yesterday - having a ball
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« Reply #1436 on: April 09, 2020, 12:58:14 pm »
They are real characters, DW. Our resident one tucked into an immature mannikin recently.
 

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« Reply #1437 on: April 09, 2020, 03:19:38 pm »
Groot Streep Swael. onvolwasse. pas uitgebroei in ons vensterbank.
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« Reply #1438 on: April 09, 2020, 10:11:04 pm »
We had good rain today and then a few birds.
 

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« Reply #1439 on: April 09, 2020, 10:17:17 pm »
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