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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Skopsie » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:59 am

Well done, Kameelperd.

The Big Birding Weekend at Lower Sabie added 2 lifers to my list:

Fierynecked nightjar
Whitebacked Night Heron

I added a armchair tick from my visit to KTP two years ago:

Black Crow! :mrgreen:

My total now is 464.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Barcud » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:33 pm

I also got an armchair tick for my Kruger list yesterday - Lizard Buzzard.

I found a pic I knew I had taken of a small raptor which was difficult to see any detail of at the time as I was looking into the light. I finally found the photo, played with it a bit to adjust the lighting and HEY PRESTO!

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Pic taken on the road between Crooks Corner and Pafuri Picnic spot.

Think I'm now on just over 400 for SA in 3 trips. (I have yet to sit down and check the list properly).

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Batmad » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:33 pm

After much consideration and thought, i have come back to the forum.

My new total being 389 8)
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Niall » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:20 pm

A lengthy and very warm wait was rewarded by a very noisy Thrush Nightingale eventually showing itself, some 15km South of Sirheni. This takes me to 818...

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by jan46 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:59 pm

My list now stands at 289, that is 25 up since Dec.09. :D

During the past month added the following :

A visit to the Prieska area (Northern Cape) contributed 4 lifers.
149 - Steppe Buzzard/Bruinjakkalsvoel
425 - White-backed Mousebird/Witkruismuisvoel
796a - Orange River White-eye/Gariepglasogie
800 - Sociable Weaver/Versamelvoel

During BBW at Lower Sabie added 13 new lifers.
77 - White-backed Night-Heron/Witrugnagreier
160 - African Goshawk/Afrikaanse Sperwer
212 - African Crake/ Afrikaanse Riethaan
269 - Marsh Sandpiper/Moerasruiter
375 - African Cuckoo/Afrikaanse Koekoek
382 - Jacobin Cuckoo/Bontnuwejaarsvoel
385 - Klaas's Cuckoo/Meitjie
409 - Square-tailed Nightjar/Laeveldnaguil[/i
430 - Half-collared Kingfisher/[i]Blouvisvanger

444 - Little Bee-eater/Kleinbyvreter
643 - willow Warbler/Hofsanger
691 - Ashy Flycatcher/Blougrysvlieevanger
761 - Violet-backed Starling/Witborsspteeu

A visit to Rietvlei Nature Reserve on the 17th Feb.rewarded me with 5 new lifers
6 - Great Crested Grede/Kuifkopdobbertjie
223 - Purple Gallinule/Grootkoningriethaan
534 - Banded Martin/Gebande Oewerswael
631 - African Reed-Warbler/Kleinrietsanger
852 - African Quail-finch /Gewone Kwartelvinkie

A outing to Elandsvlei on Saturday 20th contributed 3 lifers.
117 - Maccoa Duck/Bloubekeend
338 - Whiskered Tern/Witbaardmeerswael
393 - African Grass-Owl/Grasuil

Note that I only mark a lifer if I manage to take a photo :cam: of it, i.e. a sighting or hearing a call does to count. :huh: With these rules that I use for myself I don't think that I am doing to bad. Hope to reach 300 by mid-year. :pray:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:19 pm

Hey Ferdelance.

Please update my total to 558 with the latest additions being:

557 - Retz's Helmet Shrike - Albasini Road, Pretoriuskop, 2 Feb
558 - Tree Pipit - Kgaswane Nature Reserve, 23/02/10
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by rodsab » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:37 pm

Hi All

Had a wonderful weekend at Olifants last weekend on the Limpopo Honourary Rangers Raptor I.D. Course, presented by Joe Grosel :thumbs_up: . A definate must... the course anabled me to confirm some previous id's i've made and with practice i will be able to id most other raptors...(i hope) :doh:

I managed to add a few lifers to my list bringing me up to 252.

some of my new ticks are:

Black egret
Openbilled Stork
Steppe Eagle (juv)
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Wahlbergs Eagle
Black Chested Snake Eagle
Gabar Goshawk
Pallid Harrier
Lanner Falcon
Montagu Falcon
Amur Falcon
Lesser Kestral
Eurasian Cuckoo (Female- Rufous Form)
Monotonous Lark
Sabota Lark
Fierynecked Nightjar
Square Tailed (Mozambique) Nightjar

Happy birding all...
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Imax » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:06 am

Finding a long time bogey bird in the least expected place always makes the lifer more exiting than going hunting for it.

so finally i get to tick off Cape Grassbird! this moves me to 525

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Wolph » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:32 am

Hi there, after a successful Tree Pipit chase with a bonus Garden Warbler I am now up to 580. The aim for this year is the 600 milestone

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Batmad » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:49 pm

Went to Welgevondon NR this weekend and managed to move my list up to 394 8)
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by TrevorC » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:53 pm

Hi All

I also had a successful Tree Pipit chase at Kgaswane on Saturday morning, and in addition to this special, managed to add another 6 lifers during the day.

Cape Rock-Thrush
Cape Bunting
Black-throated Canary
Cape Grassbird
Striped Kingfisher
Streaky-headed Seedeater

This now brings my total up to 559.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:04 am

I managed +1 for February, getting in on everyone's favourite February twitch... (Tree pipit) 542
677 Last 5 lifers: Caspian plover, Western marsh harrier, Rüppell's vulture, Spotted crake, Lesser jacana

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by TrevorC » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:46 am

Apologies - my total is 359 and not 559 as per my previous post. That would be wishful thinking!! Slight finger trouble??

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by jacliz » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:05 pm

I managed +11 after two weeks in Kruger, bringing my total to 326.

Black-bellied Bustard
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Greater Flamingo
Eurasian Hobby
Monotonous Lark
White-fronted Plover
Collared Pratincole
Double-banded Sandgrouse
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark
Ruff
Lanner Falcon
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by francoisd » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:23 am

Added 4 lifers yesterday while at Seeberg in WCNP trying to spot a “presumed to be present” Hudsonian Godwit.
Pearl-breasted Swallow (seen this before but for some reason never ticked it on my list)
Eurasian Curlew
Bar-tailed Godwit
Lesser Sand Plover

Also added African Quailfinch to my list when I was up in Pretoria for meetings in February

So 5 lifers brings my new total to 531

The Pearl-breasted Swallow also brought my Western Cape list to 250
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