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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Good Afternoon everyone.

Just back from a long weekend in Punda Maria. Unfortunately the area is still very dry and the first rains have only started to fall now so a lot of species not around yet. Only heard 1 woodlands kingfisher for example, but I still managed 8 Lifers. Takes me to 562.

Lifers are:
Green Capped Eremomela (Pafuri Bridge)
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Pafuri Bridge)
Pennant Winged Nightjar (Punda Maria)
Grey Headed Kingfisher (Punda Maria)
Senegal Coucal (Punda Maria)
Stierlings Wren-Warbler (Punda Maria)
Common Swift (Crook's Corner)
Boehm's Spinetail (Pafuri Picnic Sight)

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Picked up 3 new birds in the last month or so - all in the greater Gauteng area. Now up to 489

Coqui Francolin
Caspian Plover
Pale Flycatcher

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Ferdelance wrote:
Good Afternoon everyone.

Just back from a long weekend in Punda Maria. Unfortunately the area is still very dry and the first rains have only started to fall now so a lot of species not around yet. Only heard 1 woodlands kingfisher for example, but I still managed 8 Lifers. Takes me to 562.

Lifers are:
Green Capped Eremomela (Pafuri Bridge)
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Pafuri Bridge)
Pennant Winged Nightjar (Punda Maria)
Grey Headed Kingfisher (Punda Maria)
Senegal Coucal (Punda Maria)
Stierlings Wren-Warbler (Punda Maria)
Common Swift (Crook's Corner)
Boehm's Spinetail (Pafuri Picnic Sight)


Nice going!!! I could do with a few of those on my list. :mrgreen:

Be glad you dipped on a few of the local specials, then have an excuse to back :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Up to 763 after my first trip to Namibia! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Bosnimf wrote:
Up to 763 after my first trip to Namibia! :dance:


Did you get the violet woodhoopoe?

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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After running around like headless chickens for a couple of days, we finally saw them twice in the Kunene area. Thank goodness :pray: , I was getting nervous for a while thinking we might dip on them

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Location: On my stoep. Sell by date not expired yet!!
The thing about birding in Bara for lunch is that
it has a good effect though could very well become
a bad habit, for these reasons,-

1. Score a lifer.
2. Make friends.
3. And even forget about eating

Adrian P it was great meeting you! :thumbs_up: ,
Your expertise is very inspiring.

Had a healthy day me!!

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Thank you AdrianP.

We were very lucky because it is bone dry between Punda and Pafuri. Was very happy with my lifers. I must add we had a fantastic guide! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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522 please

Trip to Northern KNP at the beginning of the month. I dipped on some of the ones I was supposed to find but happily got a few others. Never been North of Olifants before so had a great time.
New ones:
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Temmincks Courser
Levaillants Cuckoo
Monotonous Lark
Bearded Scrub-Robin
Green-capped Eremomela
Tropical Boubou
White-winged Widowbird
Jameson's Firefinch
Osprey

Will be a long time until I'm back I think....


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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633 with Chestnut-banded Plover.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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:congrats: to Lizet Grobbelaar for reaching the magical number of 850 yesterday and it being her 12th wedding anniversary with Johann :bcool:

Jumping the gun a bit :redface: but so excited for Lizet!! :hands:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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:clap: :thumbs_up: Well done Lizet.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Thanks guys :thumbs_up: It was difficult to find and photograph so here is just a snap shot taken from very far.

850 - Madagascar Cuckoo

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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I leave a week today on a trip to the northern birding boundary of Southern Africa and hope to add considerably to my 492.

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