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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Stunning picture Jan! Great pose from the Goliath! :clap: :clap:

Wish we could visit LP more often! :wink:

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Awesome pic's of heron; prinia and goliath Jan :clap: :clap: .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up: .

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Thank you for the kind comments

This is my only decent shot(background not perfect) of the Giant Kingfisher at LP to date. May be next time... :think:

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Jan, I must applaud you, because you are really taking superb photos! Thank you!!


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Such a beautiful bird! Stunning picture Jan! :clap: :clap:

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Thank you Hilda and MarkusF :dance: :dance:

The heron and the Thick-billed Weaver protecting his nest.
Think it is a Common Squacco Heron. It is to small for a Purple Heron
If I am right it is my first ever sighting at LP

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Those Giant kingfishers are beautiful birds and you have captured a great one here.
I had never seen one of them at Lake Panic...maybe in Dec'13.

The Common Squacco heron - could it perhaps be a Little bittern? I might be wrong here. :hmz:

You had captured the action brilliantly.

Thank you for sharing. :thumbs_up:

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Beautifully captured Jan! :clap: :clap:

I tend to agree with your ID of a Common Squacco Heron Jan, but that is just my humble opinion according to pictures in my bird guides. I have never seen one in real life! :thumbs_up:

The Little Bittern's wings seem too dark Kaapsedraai? :hmz:

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Hi Jan & Co!

I promised a long time ago that I would add my tuppence worth to this thread and I see that Jan is getting tired of being the only contributor.

These were taken in November last year. Unfortunately the light wasn't with me but it's amazing how well digital cameras perform in poor light conditions.

Golly approach and landing....
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Appreciate the comments

Wow BluTuna, you capture him perfect :clap: :clap: ...thank you for uploading...keep them coming!!

Cormorant landing pose...

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Brilliant series of the Goliath heron coming to land, BluTuna. :cam: :cam: :thumbs_up:

Keep them coming.... :thumbs_up:


Jan, lovely action :cam: of the cormorant with a perfect angle. :thumbs_up:

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For us these Giant kingfishers are always one of our favourites :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Never saw a Squacco heron :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Jan and Blue Tuna,

Thanks for sharing your amazing LP pics...they are stunning. :clap: :clap:

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Great pictures BluTuna and Jan! :clap: :clap:

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Keep this up mites :D

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