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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:43 pm 
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Sorry Johan for taking the easy way out. I had willow warbler with the inevitable question mark. Now that you have made me feel guilty :redface: that would not have been its habitat!

Lesser Swamp-Warbler never even came to mind! My birdie book shows quite a pretty bird but I didn't see it as having an exceptionally long bill.

Thank you for your patience!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:38 pm 
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Cant make up my mind on this Warbler

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Until I can have a better look, im sticking with Cape Reed Warbler :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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:thumbs_up: I agree with Rusty -Cape Reed-Warbler or Lesser Swamp-Warbler as it is now called.


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 Post subject: Re: Warbler: Lesser Swamp- (Cape Reed-)
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Managed to get a shot of a Lesser Swamp Warber on its nest on Saturday morning. Being early morning I had to shoot at ISO 200 (my camera cannot handle any higher), F2.8 and 1/80. Will try and get a better shot at some other time.

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 Post subject: Re: Another LBJ?
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:12 pm 
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Hi Vannie and welcome to the forum!

You'll have to post the photo for us to see :wink: How to post photos

There is a special thread for LBJ ID here!

Useful information for new members here!

I hope you will enjoy the forum :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Another LBJ?
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:35 pm 
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Thanks very much for the reply. I am not sure why you cannot see the picture - I posted it to a web server and I can see it with a variety of browsers.

And thanks for the guidance about the LBJ ID. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi VannieBos, firstly a warm welcome to the forums! :yaya:

Next up, can you please indicate the time and place the photo was taken just to narrow down the possibilities thanks. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks all for the warm welcome, and my apologies for making a rather clumsy entrance! :redface:

The picture was taken near the Sasol hide on 27 October 2007 at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens near Krugersdorp.

I hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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A warbler, but which :doh: Maybe a reed or marsh warbler :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hey VannieBos thanks for the additional info! :thumbs_up:

I think it might be Lesser Swamp-Warbler hopefully someone can confirm?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:16 pm 
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I think your ID of Lesser Swamp Warbler is spot on! :clap:

When compared to the pictures in Roberts Online, this seems to be the perfect fit. Thanks a milllion! Unless someone comes up with a better idea within the next day or so, Lesser Swamp Warbler it will be!

Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I really have NO idea what this/these birds may be — or even if the single bird and the pair are the same sort. I saw them at Strandfontein (Cape Town) on 21 June 2012.

My first thought is that the first bird might be a southern tchagra? Or that if all three are the same sort, then they might be large-ish warblers? BUT the great reed-warbler is given as a summer visitor and also doesn't appear to occur in the Cape. A second thought might be brown robin, but it also doesn't appear to occur in the Cape :wall: So I'm flummoxed :wall: :wall: Am I even close? :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I would be guessing Lesser Swamp Warbler, but given my prowess in the bird challenges and my ability to recognise LBJs, don't get too excited about it.

I would love to know what the experts say!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:51 am 
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Rookie wrote:
I would be guessing Lesser Swamp Warbler, but given my prowess in the bird challenges and my ability to recognise LBJs, don't get too excited about it.
Thanks, Rookie! :thumbs_up: Seems I may have overlooked the obvious? :redface:

Rookie wrote:
I would love to know what the experts say!
So would I! Anyone else wish to confirm or contest Rookie's ID? :whistle:


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