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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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BB what were you doing in the Spanish consulate grounds??? but I hope you have a photo

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Well done on connecting with it BB! Still can't believe there is one in Cape Town. Would love to know where it came from, and how it got so lost.


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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October 2012

GROUP 800
1 Niall 850 Sept 12
2 Lizet Grobbelaar 849 Sept 12
3 deefstes 832 Dec 11
4 Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan 10
5 Johnd 800 May 12

GROUP 700
6 Bosnimf 735 July 12 (T=740)
7 Jakkalsbessie 723 Nov 11
8 JoelR 706 Sept 12
9 Yolande Oelsen 703 Apr 12

GROUP 600
10 Oryx 698 Nov 10 (T=700)
11 Moegaai 688 July 11 (T=700)
12 Sion 678 Jan 10 (photographed)
13 Adansonia 676 Jul 10
14 Elminster 643 Feb 10 (SO = 570)
15 Johan van Rensburg 640 June 12
16 wildjohn 640 Jan 07
17 Ladybirder 635 Sept 12
18 Bookman 635 Mar 09
19 Wildtuinman 632 (+1) Oct 12
20 Gfordyce 631 Apr 10
21 Johann 617 (+1) Oct 12 (T=625)
22 Leonie2 607 (+1) Oct 12
23 O-Dog 604 March 12
24 Wolph 602 Apr 12 (T=615)
25 Snoobab 602 Jul 09
26 Imax 600 Sept 12

GROUP 500
27 Francoisd 588 Jan 12
28 Laine 578 Sept 12
29 Adrianp 567 March 12
30 Pieter Steyn 567 Jan 12
31 Eugene123 565 Sept 12
32 Johan N 563 (+5) Oct 12
33 Jacqual 560 Jul 09
34 Ferdelance 554 Sept 12 (T=580)
35 Malles 550 Apr 10 (T=555)
36 Mattaxel 549 Sept 12
37 Skopsie 541 Jan 12
38 Dotdan 539 Sept 12
39 Ivan 530 Sept 11(T=550)
40 Walt3 524 Jan 12 (T=550)
41 Pantera Leo 518 Sept 12 (T=530)
42 MikeV 513 Oct 09 (T=523)
43 Gary 512 July 11
44 Batmad 508 (+3) Oct 12 (T=550)
45 Kameelperd 505 March 12
46 Eben Lombard 502 Jan 10

GROUP 400
47 Bush Baptist 492 (+1) Oct 12
48 Falconry4ever 490 Feb 11
49 TrevorC 486 Sept 12 (T=500)
50 Salamanda 475 Jul 10
51 Roan 468 Sept 12
52 Tilandi 455 (+2) Sept 12 (T=465)
53 Nkumbe 449 Aug 12 (T=460)
54 Rusty Justy 449 May 10
55 Aquila#12 447 Aug 11 (T=500)
56 TaraLB 446 Feb 08
57 DavenJan 444 March 11
58 nightjar 444 Jan 10
59 Barcud 441 Aug 10
60 FireFinch 439 Dec 11
61 Laksman 437 Jan 10 (T=500)
62 Richman 433 (+23) Oct 12 (T=450)
63 Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec 09
64 Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 March 11
65 Kika 424 Sept 12 (T=440)
66 Jacliz 423 May 12
67 Huntsman 422 Jan 12
68 Maddy 418 Sep 10
69 Wondercloak 418 Oct 08
70 SaGecko 415 Oct 12
71 McGyver 414 Oct 10 (T=450)
72 mountainview 408 April 11

GROUP 300
73 Gjorgi 389 Jan 12
74 Jan46 388 Nov 11
75 Estienne 387 Feb 11 (T=420)
76 Wild Family 386 Jun 07
77 wildthing 385 March 12 (T=400)
78 Jurgens 380 Apr 09
79 PNF 374 May 12 (T=400)
80 Arks 382 Sept 12
81 Bok bok 376 Jan 07
82 pnm 355 Sept 12 (T=360)
83 Black Harrier 346 Feb 11
84 Sky 345 May 12 (T=370)
85 BushBuddies 338 (+1) Oct 12
86 JenB 338 Oct 09 (T=450)
87 Jeanus 338 Nov 08
88 Nattim 336 Apr 12 (T=350)
89 Bahamut 332 March 12
90 Rooies 331 Sep 08
91 Magaff 327 Oct 08
92 Ifubesi 325 Sep 10
93 Kwando 322 Nov 11 (T=400)
94 Cherries 322 Nov 11
95 JP Huis 322 Mar 09
96 Guinea Pig 315 Nov 11
97 Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sept 11 (T=320)
98 Dabchick 303 Nov 10 (T=310)
99 Rodsab 301 May 11 (T=350)

GROUP 200
100 Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan 12
101 Freda 296 Apr 08
102 Jungle Junkie 293 March 12 (T=320)
103 kooscra 293 Feb 11 (T=350)
104 Skyjuggler 286 Apr 09
105 Elsa 284 Jan 10
106 Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan 08
107 DuQues 281 Feb 11
108 Wildewilhelm 277 Mar 09 (T=300)
109 Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug 09
110 Davejenny 254 Nov 11
111 Sprocky 254 Dec 09
112 RosemaryH 251 Mar 08
113 csummers 250 Feb 09
114 Wild about cats 249 April 11
115 Hobbit 248 Mar 09
116 Kingfishergirl 239 Feb 09
117 Granjan 238 Aug 12
118 cpetzer 238 Jul 08
119 Senyetse 238 Jan 08
120 Junior1449 237 Oct 08
121 Crested Val 232 Sept 12 (T=300)
122 Beefmaster 228 Nov 08
123 Katja 223 Jan 07
124 Flutterby 219 April 11
125 Scottm 215 Jan 12
126 Mgoddard 214 April 11
127 gavinp 214 Jan 07
128 Deville 213 Jan 07
129 Mel123 211 (+20) Oct 12 (T=230)
130 Ossendrywer 211 Jan 11
131 MarkwildDog 212 Aug 08
132 SuperBat 208 Apr 10
133 Neil Crawford 206 Mar 09
134 ShakeyJakes 205 May 09
135 Alf King 205 May 09
136 BushAddict 203 Jan 10

GROUP 100
137 DinkyBird 199 Aug 10 (T=200)
138 Restio 197 Mar 08
139 jonty1 189 Mar 08
140 H.erectus 187 (+1) Oct 12 (T=201)
141 acekam 188 Feb 07
142 Oumie 181 Jan 07
143 leopardspotter 181 Jan 07
144 MaryMattMillie 176 Nov 11
145 Jock 174 Aug 08
146 bucky 170 Mar 07
147 Bontebok 168 Jul 10 (T=220)
148 Normana53 164 Oct 09
149 Wild@Heart 160 Jan 07
150 Michael367 148 (photo's) July 11
151 Batsman 146 Jun 09
152 bert 131 Jul 08
153 Alicia 124 June 12
154 bentley 121 Aug 07
155 Super mongoose 111 Sept 12 (T=150)
156 JacoPietersen 109 Jan 10
157 jaapvandijk 105 Jan 07

GROUP <100
158 Quin2008 75 Dec 09
159 Meinfam 71 Jan 07
160 Toddelelfe 67 Jan 07
161 scipio 61 Feb 08
162 Oddesy 40 Nov 08
163 Moira de Swart 33 Dec 08
164 Rusky 31 (worldlist 464) (Aus list 219) (India list 238) Sept 12
165 Curtis Dillon 18 Dec 09

To all the fellow birders out there, join in the list and become involved
in the challenge and get a ranking! :thumbs_up:

We are a very sizable list now at 165! We can all give ourselves a pat on the back....... Dedicated birders here for sure! So long as we have fun and love the moments out there! :thumbs_up:

Well Done to SAGecko on joining the group! :thumbs_up: Good luck with those lifers!

Congratulations to Mel123 for reaching the 200 Mark! Good strike rate.... :thumbs_up: :dance: :thumbs_up:

The climbers are highlighted in red and a very well done to you
New entries are in blue!!!
Orange are the movers to a higher group !


Well done to this months new jacket holders!
The 3 biggest climbers for September being:

1- Richman (23) - Red Jacket
2- Mel123 (20) - Green Jacket
3- Johan N (5) -Blue Jacket

Please make mention of the Target you want to reach by the end of 2012 , and please also post your total and target in BOLD. It makes it much easier to see for me.... :whistle: :wink:
P.S once you've mentioned your total thats fine unless you want to update the mark!

Keep up the Birding and what ever you guys and girls do enjoy it while you still can!
Looks like in the winter has gotten hold of us now! Keep safe on the roads out there.........
Wishing you all a safe and succseful rest of the year! Whatever you do keep one eye on the feathered friends! :tongue: :wink: Well done on all those succesful updates! May the summer begin! :popcorn:
Keep an eye out for those real specials! :cam: :rtm: :thumbs_up:
Master of Stats signing off....... :thumbs_up: :dance: :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Hugh wrote:
BB what were you doing in the Spanish consulate grounds??? but I hope you have a photo


er, watching the PFO Hugh. :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Well done on connecting with it BB! Still can't believe there is one in Cape Town. Would love to know where it came from, and how it got so lost.


I spoke to John Graham, MattA, and he would also like to know. He says it is the same one as was seen 2 weeks ago.

About 200 people saw it, and I got a pic sent to me by a chap who was there, so I am not at liberty to post it.

I took my camera to work all of LAST week. Just like in Kruger, all the best sightings happen when you leave the camera behind. :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Mega takes me to 492

Pel's fishing owl. A few minutes ago in the grounds of the Spanish consulate in Constantia, Cape Town. :big_eyes: :thumbs_up: :dance:

Woohoo.

No, I'm not cancelling my trip to Okavango......


Woohoo BB :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Woohoo indeed Duke.

I have looked for it unsuccessfully along the Olifants, and on the Okavango panhandle, but saw it 20 km from my house.

"All things come to those who wait". I never believed it and thought you have to go after it.

:hmz: Maybe I am wrong....

Now to get to 600 before the end of the year..... :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Before I forget, a huge thank you to Ferdelance again.

Thanks so much for keeping 'score', and presenting it so well.

Great to have 165 on the list.

No matter what your total is, we are just all enthusiasts here, trying to add to our lists.

BTW, I might as well.... I have some stiffnecks caps, beanies, scarves and other stuff for sale in support of VHR who support anti rhino poaching.

Send me a pm if you are interested in getting some.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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My list is creeping slowly to 580.

Latest additions:
Black eared sparrowlark
Protea seedeater
Karoo koorhaan
Southern Tchagra
Layard's titbabler
Victorin's warbler
African Emerald cuckoo
Cape clapper lark

I don't think there are many land birds left in my area that I have not seen, but I'm feeling nauseus at the thought of doing a pelagic trip to boost this number beyond the 600 mark!


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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My grateful thanks to Johan Slabbert for sending me these pics of the Pel's we saw in Constantia on Monday, and giving me permission to post them.


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Good Evening BB.

Fantastic Photo's! I'm glad you were able to get a Pel's on your list! Such a wonderful species. I also got mine as Lifer 492 in my list, only it was in Mkuzi. :).

Thank you for the kind words! I am glad I'm also contributing to the forums in some way! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Thank you from me too Ferdelance! :clap:

Great picture there BB! Can you believe it - in Cape Town! Amazing to see the birds ending up in your neck of the woods this year... :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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I am in Australia from September to end November and have been on two birding outings with a local birding club. My Aussi list is at 132.


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I'm up to 553 after adding Red-winged Francolin, Ground Woodpecker, Yellow-breasted Pipit and Red-necked Spurfowl on Saturday.


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Hi all.
Up to 471 now. Ticked Scalythroated Honeyguide on Saturday. Hopefully I`ll be able to reach 500 later in the month when I`m in Kruger!

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