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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:59 am

Laine!! :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Massive congratulations! :clap: :clap:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:12 pm

Agreed!

Never met Laine or even chatted in the forum, but if Wildgardenman says she exists, that's good enough for me... :wink:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:13 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby TrevorC » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:17 pm

Well done Laine :clap: :clap: Extra special that I was also there to add the same 2 birds to my list, which now moves up to 535 :D :D

This beauty was the special bird that allowed me to reach my 2013 target of 535, so now I will relax until 2014 :D :D :wink:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:46 pm

Lovely TrevorC. I have only seen them skulking under undergrowth trying to give you as lousy a pic as they can!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby NetEk » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:00 pm

OK 226. went through the Newmans and counted as I went now there's little totals written in the corner of the page that is going to confuse the husband(wonder how long he'll take to come and ask what they are)

pnm --- thanks for the advise will use that idea Pic now Id later.

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Me: "never mind I'll do the editing of the pics..... growl growl.... now how many pics has he allready deleted" )

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby PNF » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:26 pm

Hey, NetEk - thought that monologues were restricted to this household :twisted: Glad we're not alone!

New total now 398 (2 short of target :cry: )
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Roan » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:52 pm

Finally reached the 500 mark on my last Kruger trip! Total now on 501 :dance:
Latest lifers to ad to my list:
Blue-ckeeked Bee-eater,
Yellow Wagtail (Tihongonyeni),
Stierlings Wren-warbler,
African Goshawk (on nest in Punda camp),
Yellowthroated Longclaw,
Eastern Nicator,
Gorgeous Buh-shrike (Crooks` Corner)
Another nice sighting was a pair of Verreaux`s Eagles at Thulamela near Pafuri.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:38 pm

Great achievement, getting to 500, Roan!

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:41 pm

Yeah, congrats to those of you who have recently changed centuries. :clap: :clap:

C'mon PNF!

I am hoping to add 1 or 4 tomorrow.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:13 pm

Nice milestone, that - well done Roan!

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Roan » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:03 am

Thanks JvR, BB and Huntsman.
Got to start expanding the birding areas now. Getting tough to tick off new ones around here and in Kruger.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby jacliz » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:48 pm

At last after a 19 month drought, a Long-crested Eagle to take me to 424 :dance: .
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:52 pm

Got my 1 in Harold Porter Bot Gdns.

Victorin's warbler.

Now 562
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:04 pm

Congrats on that 500 mark Roan! :clap:
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