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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:37 pm

Lucky you, and to get close-ups! I also had one on the Sabie bridge in March'06.

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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:45 pm

Jehoshaphat, Great set of photos there, you really were lucky! Only ever seen one, and had no camera with me! :D Next time I hope to get some proof! :twisted:
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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby josey » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:27 pm

I know what you mean. It is great to have the memory but the photo is just that much better. :dance:
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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:45 am

Moretele River, Borakalalo.
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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:25 pm

Finally it paid off going to Kruger every 6 weeks and waiting hours on end :dance:

Seen from the highwater bridge between Skukuza and Nkhulu.

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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:23 pm

Seen on the low water bridge over the Sabie River outside of Skukuza on 12 April, 2013. First time I have seen one, so I was chuffed to be able to ID it when I saw it. It was a brief sighting, as it swam up to the rocks, hopped out and disappeared into the reeds.

Best pics I could get :tongue:

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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby MarkusF » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:27 pm

Well done, DinkyBird! :clap: Another tick on your list :dance:

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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:39 pm

:clap: :clap: Very nice DB :thumbs_up:
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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:43 am

Finfoots are not the most of accommodating birds, DB. Your awareness and reaction are impressive; the resulting pix are bragworthy show pieces!

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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:48 am

Thanks guys :D
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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:54 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Finfoots are ........


:hmz: Shouldn't it be Finfeet Joh?
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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:25 am

Bush Baptist wrote:
Johan van Rensburg wrote:Finfoots are ........


:hmz: Shouldn't it be Finfeet Joh?


That would be right (and left) only if you wear them, BB :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:16 pm

It was 21 June 2013 - our 10th wedding anniversary! :dance: We were in KNP, wondering what gift she would give us for our anniversary... :hmz:

Then at the famous bridge on the H12 between Skukuza and LS:

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Far off and not the best of pics - but good enough as proof! What a nice gift! :gflower:
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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:21 pm

Wow, lovely gift indeed!! :dance:
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Re: Finfoot: African

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:49 pm

Great rare sighting Bushbuddies :clap: :clap:

Saw my first one ever Finfoot this weekend and took some great images. :dance: :dance: :dance:
(With all the rules changes I don't know if I can still upload them...please let me know if I must delete them...taken at Loskop dam)

We were watching him hunting dragon flies and chasing the Little Grebe.

Then he decided to pose out of the water....
(took many images...)

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