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TheRealShamwari
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First Time Spots...

Unread postby TheRealShamwari » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:04 am

Hi All

Thought I would quickly share on some birds I spotted for the first time in the Garden Route...unfortunately, I don't have pics of all and the pic I do have is quite bad...

We did some awesome walks in the forest sections of Harkerville and Wilderness, what a paradise!

I managed to spot:

1) Blue-Mantled Crested Fly Catcher

I saw this chap flitting around quite close to me with his tail fanned out and calling away.

2) Knysna Turaco's

My mission was to spot this bird, I was really spoiled by seeing this bird numerous times, from the parking area at the Ebb and Flow Camp site, to the forest and even flying over us on the N2 whilst we were on route to George. I wish, I had a camera.

3) Narina Trogon

What a spot, this was on a walk in the Wilderness National Park, the Half-collard Trail, this bird was so close to us, I still cannot get over it. I saw a lady looking up at something in the trees, but as I said, quite lowdown (3 meters from ground level), when I approached her and saw the bird, I nearly did a back flip. I managed a pic with my iPhone, but alas, not the greatest shot. He sat there checking us out for a few minutes, then flitted up close to the canopy and that was that...again, where was my camera???
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TheRealShamwari
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Re: First Time Spots...

Unread postby TheRealShamwari » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:25 am

Yoh! 41 views and not one person as excited as I am (was)...oh well...

manicwalker
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Re: First Time Spots...

Unread postby manicwalker » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:02 am

TheRealShamwari,
That was a good sighting indeed... :clap:
BUT yep where was your camera! :shock:
Well spotted and hope to enjoy more of your adventure :whistle:

TheRealShamwari
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Re: First Time Spots...

Unread postby TheRealShamwari » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:41 pm

Hi all,

Quick update, was back in the Wilderness this past long weekend and I have some more lifers so to speak:

- Chorister Robin-chat (x2) - Garden of Eden walk near Knysna
- Olive Woodpecker - Garden of Eden walk near Knysna
- Cape Batis - Garden of Eden walk near Knysna

Well chuffed...I think I know what I want for my birthday, a nice mean lens for my camera...


So to summarise, in April this year:

1) Narina Trogon
2) Knysna Turaco
3) Blue Mantled Fly Catcher
4) Chorister Robin-chat
5) Olive Woodpecker
6) Cape Batis

Very happy about this...

Cheers!


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