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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun May 17, 2015 6:44 pm

Beautiful owlet jaffles More than nicely captured :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nice to see the thread has been reactivated :thumbs_up:
I'm out of stock of Kgalagadi birdies pics.Have to go back (next july :dance: :dance: ) to take new images :cam:
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by umtali1 » Sun May 17, 2015 6:58 pm

Goronta wrote:Beautiful owlet jaffles More than nicely captured :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nice to see the thread has been reactivated :thumbs_up:
I'm out of stock of Kgalagadi birdies pics.Have to go back (next july :dance: :dance: ) to take new images :cam:

What an excuse, Goronta :whistle:
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by jaffles » Sun May 17, 2015 9:51 pm

Thanks all for you nice words. Some more pics I have. Last holiday was not so far away :-). An next February we there for a couple of days :D .
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Tony T » Mon May 18, 2015 12:54 am

Hi there, Just returned from KTP. I saw this bird at Kij Kij. Can you help with the id please, we think its a Kestrel but which one, Greater or Lesser? We gauged the size to that of a Rock Kestrel. Sorry not the greatest photo.


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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by CliveK » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:17 pm

Bath time in KTP.................................

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Couldn't resist this one from a previous visit..............

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:41 pm

Beautiful moments captured............and stunning images!!

Thank you for sharing and keeping the thread alive! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RichardJ » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:07 pm

Please help with an ID (ID thread not working?)
At first I thought it was a juvenile Bataleur, but closer look a Gymnogene?
Seen at KasperseDraai KTP May 2015

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RichardJ » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:51 am

:bmp: :hmz: :whistle:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Robbert » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:39 am

Hi Richard,

I think you're right, to me it looks like a juvenile African Gymnogene.

I've never seen one that close, you were lucky :clap: :clap: :clap:

Hi Clive,

Lovely series! Love the Kori Bustard having a dust bath :D

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:54 am

Sorry RichardJ have no Idea..may be a young Tawny... :hmz:

Just love the Crimson-breasted Strike beautiful red colours...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Robbert » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:04 pm

Amazing... A Crimson-breasted Shrike that sits still for a moment. Every time I point my camera into the direction of one of them it startes to move... :(
The red chest is soooo beautiful, it is hard to find a deeper, brighter colour red in nature.

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RichardJ » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:45 pm

Hi Robbert
Thanks for your confidence (just doesn't fit my reference pics) ...seriously cropped from 250 mm lens


Thanks Jan ....but no feathers on legs :hmz:
great pic of shrike :clap: :clap: :clap:

any other ideas ? anyone?

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by manicwalker » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:31 am

Jan,
Your photo of the Crimson-breasted Strike is beautiful :clap:
I have never been able to get a good photo,
they never sit still for long enough!
or maybe I am too slow in taking the photo :roll:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by PAPA SMURF » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:03 pm

Swallow Tailed Bee-eater

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Robbert » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:27 pm

Hi Terry,

Lovely catch of the day! :wink:
Beautiful bee-eater!

Thanks a lot for sharing!
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