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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:32 pm

It'll probably get me in HOT water, but I just cannot resist posting this shot!

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Marievale is THE rail spot :lol:
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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:15 pm

Stunning photo Lurking forumite!!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:47 am

As sick as this is JvR :evil: .............I really enjoyed it! :clap:
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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby bishop3006 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:08 am

Glad to see that you're still lurking and reading Johan, and not disappeared. GREAT shot. Yours as well Yolandé - seems I needs to do some driving around...
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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby Cherries » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:43 pm

:yaya: JvR !!! :thumbs_up:

Saw my first one today at Marievale - right in front of the Hadeda Hide!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:52 am

Seems Marievale is the place to go! :D
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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:10 pm

So now I can agree with JvR about Marievale as Rail hotspot. They were not only calling all over the place but also showing well ( with lost of patience of course)
These were taken on the causeway - sat next to this one for nearly 13 minutes while he was preening himself.
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And this one was walking infront of the Hadeda hide, quickly disappeared when he saw me walking in, but after a few minutes of silence he came slowly walking from the one side to the other, in full view.

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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:44 pm

Once again, a lot of envy!!! :D Very Nice Yolande! :clap:
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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:53 pm

Thanks Justin :lol:
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African Rail

Unread postby Tony T » Thu May 27, 2010 6:51 pm

Hi there,
According to my bird book this an African Rail. Friends of mine who know much more about birds than I do, tell me that this is quite a rare sighting as it is quite shy. I took this pic in WCNP.
My question; how rare is this sighting and is it a bird that is commonly or regularly seen in other parts of the country?

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Re: African Rail

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri May 28, 2010 5:12 pm

The bird itself is not rare, and neither is the sighting..it is how ever a bird that one hears more often then they see it, and sightings are often very brief and consist of a lot of reeds in between the bird and ones eye :twisted: seeing one so clearly and getting such a good photo is something to be proud of :clap:
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Re: African Rail

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Mon May 31, 2010 10:10 am

Beautiful photo Tony! :clap:
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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:34 pm

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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby granjan » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:23 pm

This one popped out of a bush at the WCNP in March briefly before taking fright and diving back in.
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Re: Rail, African

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:56 pm

A juvenile... again at the Rail Mekka...

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