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 Post subject: Plover, Pacific Golden
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:02 am 
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The Pacific Golden Plover is a rare summer vagrant from its breeding grounds in the Siberian tundra with only a handful of records in South Africa with years passing between sightings.

A 250 km twitch to Klipvoor Dam north of Brits in the North West Province for such a rare bird was a no-brainer! Pity about the harsh light… If it hangs around for a while I may give it another go.

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It did seem very relaxed and at home, maybe it will hang around for some time...

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 Post subject: Re: Plover, Pacific Golden
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Hi Johan, I am keen to go, but it won't be before late next week. When you get there, please ask the Plover to stick around :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Plover, Pacific Golden
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 Post subject: Re: Plover, Pacific Golden
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wow magnificent :thumbs_up: . SO lucky :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Plover, Pacific Golden
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I'd be keen to try twitch it on the weekend. I'm in Joburg

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 Post subject: Re: Plover, Pacific Golden
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Josh - I am also keen (Pretoria), but if I go it will have to be a early start in-and-out trip.

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