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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Might bump into you at the end of April in KP. I'll just check the dates and post them here :D


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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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kathy sa wrote:
Might bump into you at the end of April in KP. I'll just check the dates and post them here :D
Great stuff!

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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kathy sa wrote:
...Any idea if the Wagtail is still there?


Wagtail last reported from WSBG on Thursday morning, 3rd of Feb.

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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Thanks Johann ... Iwould like another look and take some photos :D


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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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Still there - quite a few birders out this morning!

Managed some photos too!

Hope you were lucky Kathysa!

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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Spent a couple of hours at WSBG this morning, but no grey wagtail. :cry:

So sad I found this thread so late. Please post if it returns!


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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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From October last year
Hope its the same bird

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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Noel,not the grey wagtail. I think rather one of my favourite singers, the Cape Robin.


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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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Hi walt3,

It's still there, we found it again yesterday. :thumbs_up:

Good luck! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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Hhhmmm, SO hasn't seen it yet, maybe I'll take her this weekend

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noel wrote:
From October last year
Hope its the same bird


Cape Robin-chat in your pics, Noel. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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A Grey Wagtail has been reported at Boulders Camp KNP, close to Mopani this morning!


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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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Thanks a million, JenB ! :thumbs_up:

Going there on Wednesday afternoon then. Search around all the bridges ? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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walt3, follow the paths close to the river. Scan the rapids and rocks around the rapids well. It's slightly bigger than the Cape Wagtails but it's amazingly well camouflaged.

We found it twice: Right in front of the restaurant, there are steps leading down to the river. Slightly to the left from where the path meets the bank you'll see a bit of a rapid. We found him there the first time. Then he flew up river and we were off searching again. :roll: We found him again at the first bridge (walking from the restaurant area to the falls) on the downstream side. I think you should work that area well and also maybe up to the falls if you don't find him.

We were quite amazed by the way he waded through quite deep fast running water without being swept away. :lol:
That is a very special little bird, hope you find it! Good luck!
(Let us know! :D )

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail; grey
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Sorry Jen, spent the whole afternoon at WSBG without success. :( The grey wagtail is in my book now officially the Phantom Wagtail ! :wall:

After four hours, found a pair of Cape wagtail at the exact spot where you found the phantom. Pre-zoom heart palpitations turned into post-zoom depression. Shame, wasn't their fault !

Consolation : I checked my first African Black Duck in Gauteng. :P

Thanks again for your info ! :thumbs_up:


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