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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Thanks Tilandi. :D

Unfortunately non of the lifers came from the Kruger. We birded some areas outside Kruger on our way there.

Kruger however did produce some great birds with loads of Eagles, Nightjars, Harlequin Quail, Dusky Lark, Olive Tree-Warbler and of course the Big 5. The bush is lush and green and I am sure that it will be great for Crakes in the next few weeks.

Are you doing BBW at Satara as well?


Few lifers in that Satara list for me :)

I am going to Punda this weekend. I pre-booked Letaba for Wednesday - but with the road closed @ Shing, will have to leave the park again and go to Punda on the outside of the Park :( :D

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Johan van Rensburg wrote:

Well done on sinking that Stierlings' bogey bird, WTM! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks JVR. :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Congrats WTM on your 3 new 'Lifers". :clap: :clap: Hope I would be able to see that little Whren- Warbler as well.


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Thanks LadyBirder.

It took me many moons of just hearing it without seeing it. :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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It took me many moons of just hearing it without seeing it. :wall:


Like my recent red chested cuckoo Oom. :wink:

On Sunday I got the black tern at Strandfontein

Northern rockhopper penguin at Soetwater Saturday morning

Then pectoral sandpiper at Strandfontein. to take me to 558

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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854 - Northern Rockhopper Penguin

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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593 with the latest additions being: Knysna Woodpecker, Pririt Batis, Southern Tchagra, Common Tern, Olive Bushshrike, Horus Swift, African Black Swift, Sedge Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Brown-throated Martin, Violet-eared Waxbill, Greater Painted Snipe, Purple Indigobird, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Black-tailed Godwit, Black Kite, Tinkling Cisticola and African Cuckoo Hawk.


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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854 - Northern Rockhopper Penguin



How did you manage to get the bird to show you its ID tag, Lizet? :lol:

Great sighting! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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wildtuinman wrote:
Johan van Rensburg wrote:

Well done on sinking that Stierlings' bogey bird, WTM! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks JVR. :D :D



more common as Mossies, I told him, but he did not believe me!!

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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One morning's birding on my "stoep" - Rietvleidam delivered 4 new birdies for us:

826 - Yellow-crowned Bishop (Goudgeelvink)
727 - Cape Longclaw (Oranjekeelkalkoentjie)
829 - White-winged Widowbird (Witvlerkflap)
348 - Rock Dove (Tuinduif) - which we've seen before - but never "ticked" off on the lifelist... :slap:

To bring our new total to 348


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Had a good 2 weeks to end off January with 7 new birds added to up my total to 503 :D :D

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Midrand)
Pink-backed Pelican (Umgeni River)
Bearded Scrub-Robin (KNP)
African Pygmy-Goose (Leeupan - KNP) No. 500 :dance:
Brown-headed Parrot (KNP)
Double-banded Sandgrouse (KNP)
Broard-biller Roller (KNP)

2013 target will now be 520 :D

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Welcome to the 500+ gang Trevor. I got no 500 2 months ago (grey rumped swallow).

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Well done Trevor. That's a nice bird to have as your 500th!


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Up to 629 with a few birds after a weekend's birding in Kruger. Setting a target of 650 for the end of the year. It might be a bit high as I'm not sure if I'll be able to do any long trips this year. I'm sure there will be lots of fun in trying to get there at least.

On the way:
627 Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurus Kortstertkoester
628 Broad-tailed Warbler Schoenicola brevirostris Breëstertsanger

Punda Maria:
629 Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis Ovambosperwer

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Black Coucal Centropus grillii Swartvleiloerie
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea Laeveldklappertjie


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Well done Johann, I am sure some dedicated weekend birding can get you to 650 before the end of the year :D

I moved up to 769. It is really hard work to get lifers now!! 800 seems a lifetime away :cry:

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