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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Robbert » Mon May 26, 2014 9:30 pm

Hi Stephan,

Thanks for liking the ostrich cop!
I think you are right about your picture showing a Kalahari scrub robin although due to the shadow over its wings it's a bit hard to be sure.

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby CliveK » Mon May 26, 2014 10:13 pm

I think Rob is right Stephan but I'll ask my secretary!!!!!! :naughty:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Robbert » Tue May 27, 2014 8:13 am

Your secretary is beauty Clive! But not one to play games with, I don't think she will get many :gflower: on secretary's day...... :D :D :D
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Tue May 27, 2014 12:02 pm

Very nice sightings eos5d Stephan31 CliveK :clap: :clap: :clap:
This thread is still active thanks to you :D

Back to the Birdies bar at Grootkolk

A male Cape sparrow in august 2011

" Hands Up !"

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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Robbert » Tue May 27, 2014 5:59 pm

Thanks Goronta!

Amazing to see what a little bowl with water can do. It's so special to notice how birds (and other animals) notice the occurrence of water from far away.

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Tue May 27, 2014 11:32 pm

Thanks eos5d
It's true that some water can attract life.
It's really a pity we are not allowed any more to open bar for birdies in Grootkolk ... :naughty: :wall:
Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Wed May 28, 2014 8:23 am

When the Birdies bar was still running ...

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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Robbert » Wed May 28, 2014 11:26 am

"Why not" is this Black Korhaan asking :?

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed May 28, 2014 6:58 pm

Goronta...again some great sightings...well spotted and captured :clap:

eos5d...superb close up :clap: :clap: ... I can year him calling for his mate.. :thumbs_up:

Just love the red colours and if the sit still you must be ready... :hmz:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby CliveK » Wed May 28, 2014 9:36 pm

Goronta - You certainly don't run out of patrons at your 'Birdie Bar'!!! :lol: :lol:

eos5d - Lovely shot. One can almost see the inside of his big toe!!!! :naughty: :naughty:

Jan van Wyk - As always, a lovely shot bringing out the brilliance of this beautiful bird :clap: :clap:

Another favourite for colours is this one.......

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Thu May 29, 2014 11:54 am

eos5d Jan CliveK :clap: :clap: :clap:
Very nice shots :mrgreen:
Black Korhaan shouting : Normal :thumbs_up:
Crimson breasted shrike not on move : Not normal :hmz:
Bee eater so colored : Normal :thumbs_up:
Thanks for sharing


Male cape sparrow in Gharagab august 2011

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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Robbert » Thu May 29, 2014 12:49 pm

Nice "mossie" Goronta, thanks for sharing!

Crimson breasted shrike not moving.... was she ill or on drugs, tranquilizers? :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu May 29, 2014 7:36 pm

Thank you all for the kind comments :thumbs_up:

Great image Goronta...agree with Clive you must have a big "birdie Bar" :mrgreen:

Clive that Bee Eater is special!!! :clap:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Fri May 30, 2014 4:05 pm

Thanks eos5d and Jan for your kind words :thumbs_up:


A shy bird in Mata Mata, august 2011

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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Sat May 31, 2014 8:20 pm

Bulbul, Gharagab august 2011

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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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