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 Post subject: Re: Roller, European
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:04 pm 
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Hi Everyone

Saw one off these in Bethal in the middle of the Mpumalanga highveld

First saw it on Wednesday and again today will see if can take a pic
Has anyone seen one apart from KNP where you see them often ?

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, European
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 Post subject: Re: Roller, European
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Kruger, mid March 2010 - Satara Area. I was so lucky with the light that evening ... I must share the pic:

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Dinkybird, that is an amazing photo - the colours are lovely! Thanks for sharing. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, European
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Dinkybird, great picture. Indeed very beautiful light.


This one was enjoying the rain.

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, European
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Thanks guys - it was one of those days the lighting was just perfect. The sun low before sunset and the sky dark and brooding with storm clouds all around.

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One of my favourites.

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, European
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Wow, Wonderful photo Sprocky :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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The following pictures of the European Roller was taken close to the Afsaal picnic spot in March 2011.

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Fantastic pic jacliz :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Pic taken on the Tropic of Capricorn Loop end of December. Only after the pics were downloaded did we notice the seriously damaged bill!

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