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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:55 am

647 with Shy Albatross
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:13 am

648 with White-breasted Cuckooshrike in Pretoria!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby addictedToBirds » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:29 am

411. Common Chaffinch and Antarctic Tern.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:26 pm

Ferdelance, pls change mine to 483 after a few days in Ndumo. :D
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:33 pm

Laine up to 597 with White-breasted Cuckooshrike.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby pnm » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:48 pm

Oh great is my woe. It is an old story that I have seen told by others on this forum. I stored my life list on my computer. The computer gave trouble and I had the whole thing redone. But I had my life list stored in Roberts electronic - and lo when I reregistered it as required there was no more life list. Gone! I can hardly blame Roberts for this as I should have made a backup but in my dodgy knowledge of computers I thought it would be stored. So -a warning - if you are going to reinstall your Roberts make sure you have made a copy of your lists! Fortunately I had my old steam-driven lists which included a lifelist but I did not keep it up to date. The result - My life list is registered on this forum as 381 but I have it on Roberts now as 377. Now I have to go through all my photos to find the missing four and I do not photographic evidence of all these.

So my request, sad as it is please downsize me from 381 to 377. I shall find those missing ones but until I do I cannot claim them. In revenge against the electronic world I have a road trip planned to find all sorts of new birds.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby pnm » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:51 pm

Hello huntsman

Isn't Ndumo a jewel! I want to go back there in summer. I'll put up with the heat. It was there that I saw an Eastern Nicator and boy that bird is beautiful. I think I got nearly 8 new ticks there - in midwinter.

I had the privilege of a guided walk with Sonto.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Imax » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:31 pm

Up to 627 with the Rietvlei Green Sandpiper, and a 5 year bogey bird, finally bagged

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:16 am

Yes, pnm, every one of us at some time or another has lost important elcetronic data for lack of adequate backups. Glad you had it down manual, though, as otherwise it would have been a chaotic mess. I still believe in good old handwriting backups.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:07 am

Sasol go one step further. (backwards)

They allow you to export your list but make no way to import it back into your unit! So even though you back it up you can't retrieve it anyway! :shock:

Like o.w.n., I use a manual system (Excel) as a backup of my backup as a result...

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:17 am

560 for me after the White Breasted Cuckoo-Shrike twitch

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:04 am

484 pls.
Great showing of the Cuckooshrike this morning! :cam:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:23 pm

Added a few new ones to the list over the last month:

In Durban:
476 - Lesser Honeyguide (Kleinheuningwyser)
700 - Cape Batis (Kaapse Bosbontrokkie)
578 - Spotted Ground Thrush (Natallyster)
835 - Green Twinspot (Groen Kolpensie)

In Marakele:
588 - Buff-streaked Chat (Bergklipwagter)
661 - Cape Grassbird (Grasvoel)
122 - Cape Vulture (Kransaasvoel)
581 - Cape Rock-Thrush (Kaapse Kliplyster)

An extra 8 , which takes us to 362
12 Dec 2015 - Twee Rivieren
13 Dec 2015 - Nossob
14-15 Dec 2015 - Grootkolk
16 Dec 2015 - Nossob
17-18 Dec 2015 - Mata Mata
19 Dec 2015 - Twee Rivieren

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby MattAxel » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:38 am

New total is 600 :dance:
Number 600 was the White-breasted Cuckooshrike at Groenkloof.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:06 am

Good one to reach a great milestone, Matt.

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