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 Post subject: Sandwich Tern
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:56 pm 
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There's a place I really enjoy on the False Bay side of Cape Point, I think its the spot called Bordjiesrif, where at the far northern end of the car park, there's a tidal basin and rocky beach where there are always lots and lots of terns, primarily swift terns with a few sandwich terns mixed in. I always stop there to spend some time watching these flocks wheeling over the water and often squabbling amongst themselves.

A sandwich tern (with a swift tern in the foreground)
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A mixed group of sandwich and swift terns in flight
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:37 pm 
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It's a Tern!!! :lol:

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Maybe a Damara Tern?? Seen at Kenton-on-Sea on Wednesday, 28 April 2010.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:21 pm 
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Its a sandwich tern.... :D (When you coming to Grahamstown to do some birding!?) :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:42 pm 
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Hiya Justin!! Oh dear.... I do apologise. I was staying with elder daughter in GHT last Saturday till Thursday morning. :redface: Unfortunately rest of family don't quite get the birding quirk..... so ended up being more of a tourist and shopaholic.

Quick trip to Settler's Monument, Bot gardens and managed to squeeze in trip to Kenton and Port Alfred on last day.

Oh - thanks for the ident.... dare I submit any more? :wink: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 11:12 am 
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I think its best you share some more, to make up for what you did! :wink: :lol: Just kidding, glad to hear you got some birding in while you were here....maybe next time then, or at least when im back in Jhb...were the peregrines at monument when you were there by anychance?!

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