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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:47 pm

Imax I agree :D I've been to Pafuri, Ponta Do Ouro and Mkhuze, St Lucia, Hluhluwe etc etc...........Only managed the Narina Trogon out of Falconry's Little Show Off List :lol:
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:53 pm

Cant Be Rusty! How many times must i say this .... There is no such bird as a Narina, it is a cruel joke played by the brid guide publishers :twisted:

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:57 pm

Haha....Imax I feel the same way about a good 628 + Birds i've got in my Sasol Bird Guide..........No Such Things :D But the Narina, I have proof of!!! :dance: :dance: :twisted:
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:34 pm

The other birds in the book are OK to me, still need to hunt them down, but the Narina..Sigh!

Every time I go to where they are, they are all gone. The day after i leave someone will call me saying something like "hes sitting right outside the kitchen window!" :wall:

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:38 pm

Imax...........This I took From my Kitchen Window :lol: :twisted:
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Just Kidding....It was in Mkhuze GR...I didn't go looking for one, It just appeared, I feel thats how I'll bird from now on..Then Im never disapointed :lol:
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:01 pm

you bleddie inconsiderate bast.... :lol: no just joking!.

Lucky you! Hold both thumbs that i see one there in Nov. i have three goals for this trip - Pels, Narina and green twinspot, any other lifers are of course welcome

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:07 pm

Hahaha....Apologies!! :lol:

Pel's and Green Twinspot are also on my to see list :D I saw pink-throated Twinspot and Broadbilled Roller in Mkhuze...Such a great Birding Spot, I must go back Soon..Best of luck with the Narina :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby TaraLB » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:24 pm

I am rather lucky I guess!
I started birding seriously last year and in Jan/Feb this year my SO and I went on a 6 week birding trip around southern Africa. It was fabulous. So I managed to twitch a lot of 'specials' which for my SO, who had been birding for a lot longer were bogy birds :)

Swynnertons Robin
Pel's
Crimsonwings
All the Sandgrouse species
Are some of the special things I've seen :)
Trogans I haven't really looked for yet so I can't really called them a bogey bird as yet. Anyone want to fund a trip to KZN so I can go looking? :pray:

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:55 pm

Turns out the bird i thought was a yellow throated petrunia was actually a female house sparrow that had decided to drees up!! :evil:



So JVR, it is still a bogey bird :twisted:
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:58 pm

WOW Tara :D :shock:

That must of been brilliant, those are some hreat birds you managed to see :D :clap: As for the funding, Im trying to get my own sorted out, So I can go twitch the Grahamstown Birds :twisted:

Hahaha...BATMAD!!! I told you they not that far South :naughty: :lol: Congrats on the House Sparrow!!! :clap: Petronia's are all over Pilanesberg, stay around bird baths or puddles, they will come!
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:05 pm

:imsmilin:

Thanks for the advice :wink:
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:47 am

I have seen a few Petronias in Illovo JHB as well as in my garden in Garsfontein, PTA.
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:07 am

Batmad, do you recall some thing about sunday coffee at WTM, to see this same Petronia? Then he had some excuse of going to KNP? :hmz: :whistle:

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:25 am

I haven't seen them around in the last week or so :twisted: , but then again, I did not spend much time looking for them either.

Saw quite a few of them in the Seringveld just north of PTA two weeks ago. There were also quite a few Neddicky's for the taking!
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:35 am

I tried to spot some north of Brits last Sunday, but no such luck. My Brother in law got 10 new ticks and I none!


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