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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:37 pm 
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Lucky you, and to get close-ups! I also had one on the Sabie bridge in March'06.


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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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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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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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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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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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Moretele River, Borakalalo.
Report in Stiffnecks outings thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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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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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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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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African Finfoot2 by dinkybird, on Flickr

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African Finfoot by dinkybird, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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Well done, DinkyBird! :clap: Another tick on your list :dance:


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

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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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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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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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Thanks guys :D

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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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Johan van Rensburg wrote:
Finfoots are ........


:hmz: Shouldn't it be Finfeet Joh?

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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Johan van Rensburg wrote:
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: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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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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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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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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Wow, lovely gift indeed!! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Finfoot: African
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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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