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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Wow Maxwell, well that would be about 5 firsts for me (it is easy to get firsts when you are new to birding)! :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :lol: :lol:

Thanks so much for taking the trouble to ID these for me. :gflower:

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:44 pm 
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Glad to help.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:41 am 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

If I have managed to get the "experts" guessing, then I don't feel so bad!

I did admit that I have no idea as to where to even start looking...at least I am starting to be able to differentiate between the seed eaters and others.... :slap: :slap:

We all have to start somewhere don't we. :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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As you say, we all started somewhere. (I can confess to a smile at the "Cuckoo" though!)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:10 pm 
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:lol: :lol: I would rather ask and appear stupid (and give you all a giggle), than never ask and stay stupid! :twisted: :twisted:

I managed to ID a brown headed parrot and a purple crested Loerie all by myself! :tongue: :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Maxwell wrote:
Blimey! You don't do it by halves do you?
In reverse order:=
European Hobby.
Little Sparrowhawk. the white-spotted tail is diagnostic.


:sup: It took me forever to see my first little sparrowhawk and European hobby. I have yet to get a decent picture of either of them!!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:09 am 
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:lol: :lol: See it helps to not have a clue what you are looking at because then you take a photo and post it on this forum for somebody else to ID!! :redface:

I have a couple of others of the Little Sparrowhawk, but that was just probably the best one for ID. It was a bit far for a decent photo with the camera I have, but fairly close to Lake Panic. :tongue:

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 Post subject: Sparrowhawk: Little
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We saw this Juv Little Sparrowhawk in Kruger in May this year.
It was busy hawking bats as they emerged at dusk.

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 Post subject: Re: Sparrowhawk: Little
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Very nice photo Elsa. I still want a photo of this little raptor :D


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 Post subject: Re: Sparrowhawk: Little
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 Post subject: Re: Sparrowhawk: Little
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I had two separate sightings of Little sparrowhawk over the weekend.

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