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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread postby Jumbo » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:34 am

Hi Carolynn
In Marloth they are normally still around till almost the end of April....but they are less “talkative” from middle April...

@woodlin...in January my SO actually saw one at his office in Hillcrest...so it seems they do visit that part of PTA 8)

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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread postby carolynn » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:18 am

Thanks to all for info. Dotdan, how can you possibly not notice them, they are so vocal they force you to listen! (Yeh, I know, must be female....) Love the bird, love the call!
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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread postby DotDan » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:50 am

carolynn wrote:Thanks to all for info. Dotdan, how can you possibly not notice them, they are so vocal they force you to listen! (Yeh, I know, must be female....) Love the bird, love the call!


It is like a woman nagging....you know they are there....but you just don't notice it anymore. :twisted: :lol:

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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread postby carolynn » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:24 pm

:sniper: :naughty: :lol:
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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread postby Adrenalin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:40 pm

well did you find the little guys?

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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread postby carolynn » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:04 pm

Yes, I am pleased to say we did! Not as much as in Januaray, but they were definately still there and more of them in the Satara area than down south.
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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread postby wildheart » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:21 am

We were watching a woodland kingfisher 'dancing' in a tree while listening to their beautiful call. :wink:

Woodland Kingfisher dance/call

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:52 pm

Taken yesterday in Satara.
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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:52 pm

This Woodland KF was lying with wings outstretched sunning himself. :D

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:52 pm

Who has heard one in KNP this spring / summer ,and where ?
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:33 pm

Hi ndloti,

"Prime Origins guide to best birding in Kruger" has the average arrival date of the woodies as 11 Nov, and earliest arrival date as 3 Nov in 1978/86/89.
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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:35 pm

Was seen a few days ago in Cr Br area by MGoddard , anyone heard one yet this season ?
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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:20 pm

ndloti wrote: anyone heard one yet this season ?


ndloti,
Yes we heard one very early(05h00) a week ago, but not since then, just passing through maybe? We are in the Northern parts of Pretoria next to Roodeplaat dam.

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread postby JoelR » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:37 pm

They are all over in the Waterberg, where I was on Monday. They had arrived a week earlier, they said, which is about their normal arrival date.

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread postby Sprocky » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:51 pm

We hear them daily in Phalaborwa, here is one I photoraphed this morning near Letaba.

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