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Re: Martin: Rock

Unread postby granjan » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:56 pm

Is this a rock martin? Seen on the Urikaruus walkway last week.
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Re: Martin: Rock

Unread postby arks » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:44 am

granjan, did you mean to post your query in the ID thread? There you will get the attention of the birding fundis. 8)
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Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:51 pm

More from Fish River Canyon:

Bird 4: Rock Martin ?
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There were quite a few of these flying above the river every day. I'm pretty sure they had white spots on the tail (in flight) but was difficult to tell.
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:56 pm

Last set from Fish River Canyon

Bird 11 (2 of them): not too sure, maybe martins?
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:27 pm

Josh, most of your ID's are correct.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:07 pm

Going thru some left-over 'mystery bird' pix from 2010 :roll:

This second one I'm thinking is a martin, perhaps a rock martin? Seen soaring over my garden in Darling in late October 2010.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:54 pm

Did this query just get overlooked or are these doomed to remaind mystery birdies?
arks wrote:Going thru some left-over 'mystery bird' pix from 2010 :roll:

This second one I'm thinking is a martin, perhaps a rock martin? Seen soaring over my garden in Darling in late October 2010.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Maxwell » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:09 pm

I saw it but steered clear of it waiting for an expert.
Go on then. You are right on both counts (probably!)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby adrianp » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:21 am

:thumbs_up: on the rock martin.


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