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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Mon May 06, 2013 5:55 am

Stunning picture Jan! Great pose from the Goliath! :clap: :clap:

Wish we could visit LP more often! :wink:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby barryels » Mon May 06, 2013 6:18 am

Awesome pic's of heron; prinia and goliath Jan :clap: :clap: .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon May 06, 2013 7:26 pm

Thank you for the kind comments

This is my only decent shot(background not perfect) of the Giant Kingfisher at LP to date. May be next time... :think:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby MarkusF » Mon May 06, 2013 7:39 pm

Jan, I must applaud you, because you are really taking superb photos! Thank you!!

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Unread postby hilda » Tue May 07, 2013 6:41 am

Such a beautiful bird! Stunning picture Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue May 07, 2013 6:27 pm

Thank you Hilda and MarkusF :dance: :dance:

The heron and the Thick-billed Weaver protecting his nest.
Think it is a Common Squacco Heron. It is to small for a Purple Heron
If I am right it is my first ever sighting at LP

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Tue May 07, 2013 9:25 pm

Those Giant kingfishers are beautiful birds and you have captured a great one here.
I had never seen one of them at Lake Panic...maybe in Dec'13.

The Common Squacco heron - could it perhaps be a Little bittern? I might be wrong here. :hmz:

You had captured the action brilliantly.

Thank you for sharing. :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby hilda » Wed May 08, 2013 7:44 am

Beautifully captured Jan! :clap: :clap:

I tend to agree with your ID of a Common Squacco Heron Jan, but that is just my humble opinion according to pictures in my bird guides. I have never seen one in real life! :thumbs_up:

The Little Bittern's wings seem too dark Kaapsedraai? :hmz:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby BluTuna » Wed May 08, 2013 3:29 pm

Hi Jan & Co!

I promised a long time ago that I would add my tuppence worth to this thread and I see that Jan is getting tired of being the only contributor.

These were taken in November last year. Unfortunately the light wasn't with me but it's amazing how well digital cameras perform in poor light conditions.

Golly approach and landing....
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed May 08, 2013 5:06 pm

Appreciate the comments

Wow BluTuna, you capture him perfect :clap: :clap: ...thank you for uploading...keep them coming!!

Cormorant landing pose...

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Wed May 08, 2013 6:28 pm

Brilliant series of the Goliath heron coming to land, BluTuna. :cam: :cam: :thumbs_up:

Keep them coming.... :thumbs_up:


Jan, lovely action :cam: of the cormorant with a perfect angle. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Pumbaa » Wed May 08, 2013 8:17 pm

For us these Giant kingfishers are always one of our favourites :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Never saw a Squacco heron :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Thu May 09, 2013 6:02 am

Jan and Blue Tuna,

Thanks for sharing your amazing LP pics...they are stunning. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Thu May 09, 2013 6:53 am

Great pictures BluTuna and Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu May 09, 2013 7:00 am

Keep this up mites :D

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