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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:37 pm 
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Thx to Caracal for the heads-up and the lekker snap. She really is a very pretty little bird. Saw some serious lenses down there taking pics of her but she didnt mind at all. In and out the reeds and if one is patient then she just came out again.

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And lastly part of the fan-club :D

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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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A very pretty lady indeed 8) Thanks for the pix Caracal and AjayB, nice for those of us far, far away to have a glimpse of this special lady! (And is that possibly our very own BB on the far right of AjayB's last photo?)

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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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Please, keep this away from Picnic, she might try to auction the lovely lady :wink:

Without a doubt, a sweet lady.

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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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Oh we do appreciate the photos so much!! Not a chance of getting down there but happy birding with a good sighting and photos for thos 'mites who make it.... :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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Er, AjayB. What have I done to offend you that you take a pic of me and don't even say Hi.....

Here she is again.

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Sorry, she just wouldn't get into the sun while I was there.

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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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Awesome!! :clap: :clap: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:23 pm 
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Flew in from Jo'burg this morning for this bird. Here is one of my shots from today:

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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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Wow, so glad you got to see and get good pics for all that effort Matt!! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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Shew MattAxel...I am glad the bird waited for you..... :thumbs_up:

And just another shot I took yesterday...

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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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Caracal you lucky bird! :D

Another mite's pic. :dance: :dance:
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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:12 am 
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Thanks DinkyBird. Yip Caracal I was extremely relieved she waited for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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Beautiful and VERY special Caracal and all the other Birders! This is the only way I am also learning something - reading about all the interesting happenings on the Forums! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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My first ever twitch :dance:

It was very interesting chatting to a couple of the country's 'top' birders I know and being introduced to others in the high 800s there at the site. (I only have about 400 to go!) The only forumites I saw there were Deefstes and TH.

Luckily, the bird presented quite often and for long periods, once to the annoyance of a resident moorhen. The African snipes didn't seem to mind all the fuss though.

Some of my friends think it is daft to fly down from Joburg in the hope of seeing one lost birdie. Staying for an hour or 3 and then catching the next plane home without 'enjoying' the Cape.

As one with more than my fair share of idiosyncracies, I say to them, allow them their idiosyncracies as you are allowed yours, or as Dilbert aptly puts it "Everybody is someone else's weirdo".

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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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That really is a lovely bird :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Little Crake at Clovelly!!!
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:D BB. I could have said you were in disguise but someone else spotted you at 100 yards :redface: Sorry I missed you. Guess attention was on the little lady causing all the fuss followed very closely by some of the nicest camera equipment I have ever seen assembled in one place.Turns out serious twitchers have some seriously impressive gear...I wouldnt have minded a quick estimate of the value of the assembled camera gear :hmz:


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