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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Ferdelance » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:10 pm

Well Done Lizet! Special bird and special occasion for 850.... :clap: :thumbs_up: . Congrats to you and Johan ! :thumbs_up:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:29 am

Which is the bigger milestone? 850 ticks or twelve years? :twisted:

Congrats on both! :thumbs_up:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:56 pm

Good Evening all -

:imsmilin:

After a dry-ish year, I had a wonderful (1st) pelagic trip off Cape Town and am now at another treble...444.



555 is next...and I'm off to N. Natal in two weeks so here's hoping...!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby MattAxel » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:19 pm

I'm also on a treble, up to 555.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:10 pm

Very nice indeed!

Well, that does set the bar a leetle high for my six day trip, Matt...but I'll see what I can do!

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby MattAxel » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:47 pm

Well if you've never birded Norther Natal you should get a big haul of lifers in 6 days, but yes, 111 of them might be a bit too much of a tall order :lol:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:04 am

Ferdelance wrote:Senegal Coucal (Punda Maria)


Hi Ferdelance, where did you see this bird? Did you get any good shots of it? I have been looking long and hard at all Coucals up there and I have yet to find one with a plain rump and upper tail. I know Tertius Gouws got a breeding pair near Punda earlier this year, so they must be around.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Super Mongoose » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:14 am

My new total is 164 after our recent KNP trippie, my total was 111 and my year end target was 150, so I'm very happy to be on 164!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby adrianp » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:48 am

Supermongoose, enjoy the honeymoon period, when you tick them off at a rate of knots. :dance: Things slow down after 500 :naughty: , and reaching over 700 a lifetime achievement :roll:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:05 pm

Latest additions: pectoral sandpiper and chestnut-banded plover at Mkhombo Dam

Total now 647
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Ferdelance » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:10 pm

Good Evening WTM. After our failed attempt on the BBW 2010 I wasn't excpecting much but we checked every Burchel's that we found and strangely enough we found one but not up at Pafuri. It was seen next to the H1-7 road between the H13-1 and that 258 loop road. We spent 30 minutes chasing it and calling it till we finally got a pic of the clean rump.... My photo is side on so it doesn't show it clearly but we saw it and others in the group got nice pics. They definitely there.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby MattAxel » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:30 am

Another 3 added, and up to 558

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:48 am

Nedicky.

Total - 233
Target - 250

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:25 am

Missed the Chestnutbanded Plover at Mkhombo this morning but can add a Kittlitz to my humble tally, taking me to 445.

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AArgh! No I can't - I already had it..... :redface: :gflower:

Just got Faansie's new book on LBJs, and will need to add some of those annoying little fellas if this list is going to grow any quicker.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Super Mongoose » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:26 pm

adrianp wrote:Supermongoose, enjoy the honeymoon period, when you tick them off at a rate of knots. :dance: Things slow down after 500 :naughty: , and reaching over 700 a lifetime achievement :roll:


Hey Adrianp, I was just thinking the same thing....It's so exciting to tick off a new birdie and I want to enjoy the honeymoon for a long as I can. I suppose when you get to those high numbers, it could take years to tick off a new birdie :hmz: :hmz:
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