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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:51 pm 
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End of Jan total, before BBW Lower Sabie: 461

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Green Sandpiper, Hans Merensky NR
Brimstone Canary, Pretoriuskop
Neddicky, Pretoriuskop
Retz's Helmet-Shrike Pretoriuskop
Little Rush-Warbler, Nylsvley
White-Winged Tern, Nylsvley
Horus Swift, Nylsvley

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Have been traveling around a bit for work and added 8 lifers to my tally, bringing my total up to 614. :dance:

The new additions were:
Wing-snapping Cisticola (Kaapsehoop)
Red-fronted Tinkerbird (Entumeni NR)
Pink-backed Pelican (Umgeni River Mouth, Durban)
Little Tern (Soweto on Sea, PE)
Southern Tchagra (Nahoon Estuary NR, East London)
Layard's Tit-Babbler (Hagesdam, Free State)
Eastern Clapper Lark (Hagesdam, Free State)
White-throated Canary (Hagesdam, Free State)

Also very clear sightings of birds like Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon, Blue Korhaan and Common Whitethroat. The in latter was yesterday in Soetdoring NR and has been submitted as a regional rarity for the Free State. Dipped on plenty of stuff too, but that's how it should be. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Well Done JoelR and Skopsie!

Some really great sightings there! What a thrill to see them, I can only imagine!

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Hey Ferde, What did you see at LS, and how many and how many lifers.

Come on man dont tease us!


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Unfortunatly birding for us on Friday was a mess with the constant rain.... but other than that we did really well on the weekend. I got 129 species in all, 14 of which are lifers for me. :dance: Up to 332 now.

Lifers include:
Square Tailed night Jar.
White-backed night heron. (Special Sighting at night in river)
Fiery Necked Night Jar.
Kurrichane Buttonquail.
Leviallant's Cuckoo.
Greater spotted Cuckoo.
African Cuckoo.
Jacobin Cuckoo.
Osprey.
Red-faced Cisticola.
White-browed Robin Chat. (Imitating a Pearl spotted owl.)
Rattling Cisticola.
Rufous Naped Lark.
Lesser grey Shrike.
Black Bellied Bustard

Some other specials that we saw were:
Martial Eagle;
White crowned Lapwing;
Black Cuckoo;
Diedriks Cukcoo;
Claas Cuckoo; (Heard)
Kori Bustard.
Awesome view of Melba Finch......

Will say more at a later stage though.....

Yolande also got some Lifers on the weekend:
She asked me to update her to 556.
Lifers:
Square-tailed Night Jar
Croaking Cisticola
Thrush Nightingale
Corn Crake.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Very nice!

Some good sightings there, and a few i would not mind getting at LS!

I was worried that they rain would cause trouble.

Our forecast does not look good at this stage, with coudy and drizzle for saturday.


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Up my total to 337 please.......ahead of BBW Sirheni!

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Managed to tick 34 lifers while on a 'work trip' with JoelR!

Yellow-Throated Longclaw - Nelspruit
African Crowned Eagle – Nelspruit
Wing-Snapping Cisticola – Kaapsehoop
Croaking Cisticola – Kaapsehoop
Eastern Bronze-Naped Pigeon – Mtumeni Forest, Eshowe
Emerald Cuckoo – Mtumeni Forest, Eshowe
White Eared Barbet – Mtumeni Forest, Eshowe
Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird – Mtumeni Forest, Eshowe
Olive Sunbird – Mtumeni Forest, Eshowe
Red-Fronted Tinkerbird – Mtumeni Forest, Eshowe
Black-Bellied Starling – Mtumeni Forest, Eshowe
Yellow Weaver – Umlalazi NR, Mtunzini
Pink Backed Pelican – Umgeni River Mouth, Durban
Swift Tern - Umgeni River Mouth, Durban
Grey Plover – Nahoon Estuary, East London
Sanderling - Nahoon Estuary, East London
Sandwich Tern - Nahoon Estuary, East London
Black Oystercatcher - Nahoon Estuary, East London
Common Tern - Nahoon Estuary, East London
Southern Tchagra - Nahoon Estuary, East London
Common Starling - Nahoon Estuary, East London
Cape Teal – Swartskops, PE
Little Tern – Swartskops, PE
Curlew Sandpiper – Swartskops, PE
Ruddy Turnstone – Cape Recife, PE
Cape Bulbul– Cape Recife, PE
Caspian Tern – Gamtoos River Mouth NR
Lesser Kestrel – Bloemfontein
Fairy Flycatcher - Hagesdam
Cape Penduline-Tit - Hagesdam
Layard’s Tit-Babbler - Hagesdam
Grey-Backed Cisticola - Hagesdam
Double Banded Courser – Soetdoring NR, Bloemfontein
Common Whitethroat– Soetdoring NR, Bloemfontein

Up to 510! Just in time for the Sirheni BBW.


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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I hope you two are "working" this weekend at Shireni, I could do with as many additions to my list.

well done!


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Ferdelance wrote:
Unfortunatly birding for us on Friday was a mess with the constant rain.... but other than that we did really well on the weekend. I got 129 species in all, 14 of which are lifers for me. :dance: Up to 332 now.

Lifers include:
Square Tailed night Jar.
White-backed night heron. (Special Sighting at night in river)
Fiery Necked Night Jar.
Kurrichane Buttonquail.
Leviallant's Cuckoo.
Greater spotted Cuckoo.
African Cuckoo.
Jacobin Cuckoo.
Osprey.
Red-faced Cisticola.
White-browed Robin Chat. (Imitating a Pearl spotted owl.)
Rattling Cisticola.
Rufous Naped Lark.
Lesser grey Shrike.
Black Bellied Bustard


Great list well done! :clap: Nice meeting you this past weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Hi Lizet!

Was glad to get to meet you aswell this weekend! Was a pity you couldn't come birding with us! Maybe next time.....

P.S Good sighting of the Thrush nightingale.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Oh boy I almost forgot.... about two lifers on the Big birding weekend.

Southern Carmine Bee-eater and Yellow-throated longclaw!

Puts me on 334! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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A Dusky Indigobird at Welgevonden Private Game Reserve the weekend before last puts me on 234 :)

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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The List for Jan 2010.
Group 800
1. Lizet Grobbelaar 834 Dec 09
2. Niall 817 (+2) Jan10
3. deefstes - 813 (+15)Jan10
4. Hanno Langenhoven – 803 (+2) Jan10
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Group 700.
5. Johnd 744 (+44) Jan10
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Group 600
6.Oryx – 696 (+1) Jan10
7. Sion 678 Jan10
8. Bosnimf - 677 April
9. Jakkalsbessie - 668 Apr09
10.Moegaai - 655 (+9) Jan10
11.wildjohn - 640
12. Bookman - 635 Mar 09
13. Adansonia - 632
14. Gfordyce 630 July09
15. JoelR – 617 (+30) Jan10
16. Elminster - 613
17. Snoobab - 602 July09
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Group 500
18. Wolph -578 Dec09
19. Pieter Steyn – 564 Dec09
20. Jacqual - 560 July09
21. Johann – 556 (+7)Jan10
22. Yolande Oelsen - 556 (+30) Jan10
23. Malles - 547 July 09
24. Johan van Rensburg - 541 (+3) Jan10
25. Francoisd - 526 (+1)Jan10
26. Imax - 524 (+11) Jan10
27. MikeV – 513 Target = 523
28. Leonie2 – 510 (+35) Jan10
29. Eben Lombard 502 Jan10
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Group 400
30. Gary – 493 Dec09
31. BushBaptist - 476 Dec09
32. salamanda - 472 Dec09
33. Ivan - 467 (+1)Jan10 Target 500 (Kruger list = 238)
34. Skopsie – 461 (+7) Jan10 Target = 475)
35. TaraLB – 446
36. nightjar – 444 (+30) Jan10
37. Kameelperd – 439 (+20)Jan10
38. DavenJan – 439 (+4) Jan10
39. Laksman – 437 (+11) Jan10
40. Kingfisha/Hubby - 433 Dec09
41. Laine - 420
42. Rusty Justy - 420 June 09
43. Wondercloak – 418
44. mountainview - 408 May 09
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Group 300
45. Wild Family - 386
46. Jurgens 380 Apr 09
47. Batmad - 379 (+32)Jan10
48. Bok bok - 376
49. wildthing – 376 Sep 09
50. Eugene123 - 355 (+48) Jan10
51. Jenb 338 Oct09 Target = 450
52. Jeanus – 338
53. Arks - 334 Dec09
54. Ferdelance - 333(+21) Jan10 Target =400
55. Rooies - 331
56. Magaff – 327
57. JPhuis - 322 Mar 09
58. Jacliz - 315 (+1)Jan10
59.TrevorC 315 Jan10
60. Kwando - 307 Target 400

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Group 200
61. Freda – 296
62. Pantera Leo - 290 (+53) Jan10 target350
63. Bahamut - 288 Jan 09 Target = 300
64. Skyjuggler 286 Apr 09
65. Elsa – 284 (+24) Jan10
66. Michelle nel (Caracal) - 284
67. Asterix & Obelix - 283
68. Wildewilhelm - 277 Mar 09 Target 300
69. Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug09
70. Guinea Pig – 265 Sep09
71. Jan46 -264 Dec09
72. Sky - 262 July09
73. Cherries 254 (+34) Jan10
74. Sprocky - 254 Dec09
75. RosemaryH - 251
76. csummers - 250 Feb 09
77. Hobbit - 248 Mar 09
78. DuQues – 242 Sep09
79. Kingfishergirl - 239 Feb 09
80. cpetzer - 238
81. Senyetse - 238
82. Junior1449 – 237
83. Rodsab - 235 (+9)Jan10
84. Joshilewis 234 (+1)Jan10
85. Wild about cats - 231 Dec09
86. firefinch – 229
87. Beefmaster - 228
88. Katja - 223
89. gavinp - 214
90. Deville - 213
91. MarkWildDog - 212
92. Neil Crawford - 206 Mar 09
93. ShakyJakes - 205 May 09
94. Alf King - 205 May 09
95. BushAddict 203 Jan10
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Group 100
96. Restio - 197
97. Scottm - 191 July09
98. jonty1 - 189
99. acekam - 188
100. Oumie - 181
101. leopardspotter – 181
102. DinkyBird – 176 Dec09
103. Jock - 174
104. Mgoddard - 173 july 09
105. bucky - 170
106. Normana53 -164 Oct09
107. Wild@Heart - 160
108. Batsman 146 June 09
109. bert - 131
110. bentley – 121
111. JacoPietersen - 109 (+11) Jan10 Target 220
112. jaapvandijk – 105

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Group < 100
113. Quin2008 - 75 Dec09
114. Meinfam - 71
115. Toddelelfe - 67
116. scipio - 61
117. Oddesy - 40
118. Moira de Swart - 33
119. Rusky - 25 July09 (World List 210)
120. Curtis Dillon - 18 Dec09
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We have 3 new entries on the list this month. Congrats to
TrevorC, Eben Lombard and Bush Addict for adding to the list! We are
now on 120 birders. Hope you guys are enjoying the birding as much as we are!To all the fellow birders out there join in the list and become envolved in the challenge and
get a ranking! to those that already are on the list good
luck for 2010! The migrants are back and the birding
should be really excellent now. Seems Like everyone is using their time well!
The climbers are highlighted in red and well done to you
Guys and Girls!
The 3 biggest climbers being:
1. PantheraLeo (53 new ticks) (Yellow Jacket)
2. JohnD (44 new ticks)(Green Jacket)
3. Leonie2(35 new ticks) (Blue Jacket)

Well Done Deefstes on also joining a very exclusive 800 club. That is some
milstone and an amazing achievement! May it go on like this. Hope that you can go on to 900.....
Also reaching another milestone is JoelR . Well done on the 600 club! Very good feeling I hope. Well done!
Well done also to on joining the 300 club. Some dedicated birding.

The villains this month are all those regulars who did
not add anyting. We had 34 updates out of a list of
117. This is the most of any month that I have done.

Please make mention of the target you want to reach at
the end 2010 together with your bird list count at the
end of this month. Would Appreciate it if everyone gives
their totals for the month in Bold. Makes it a little
easier to see.

Wishing everyone a successful and enjoyable 2010 Birding!
Happy new year and big up to the birding in 2010!

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:lol: Jumping up by 70 would be fantastic but it was only 7 unfortunately.

Thanks for the work you do with the list Ferdelance.

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Black Coucal Centropus grillii Swartvleiloerie
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