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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by barryels » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:13 pm

umtali1 wrote:Very impressive Barry :clap:


Thanks umtali 1 :thumbs_up: .

It still took me 2 years and 9 months to get 103 new ticks :hmz: .
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by umtali1 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:57 pm

barryels wrote:
umtali1 wrote:Very impressive Barry :clap:


Thanks umtali 1 :thumbs_up: .

It still took me 2 years and 9 months to get 103 new ticks :hmz: .

And you're a resident :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by barryels » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:55 pm

umtali1 wrote:And you're a resident :whistle: :whistle:


Had lots that kept me busy apart from birding :wink: .
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:27 pm

hilda wrote:A trip to KNP yielded another 6 lifers.


African Golden Oriole :hmz: :big_eyes:
Nah! Not with me. :whistle:
I don't even have that one on my Kruger list!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:18 am

We visited Zonderwater prison grounds near Cullinan yesterday. Thanks to an amazing bird behaviour expert, I was able to add 2 more 2 my list -

African Grass Owl
Red-chested Flufftail (I had 4 brief glimpses of at least 4 individual birds - 3 females and a male). I can confirm I am rather excited about this one!


Total - 446

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Unread post by hilda » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:00 am

Well done Karin! :clap: :clap:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:02 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:African Golden Oriole
Nah! Not with me.
I don't even have that one on my Kruger list!


I must have been dreaming! :hmz:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:45 pm

That day that Johan v Rensburg and I spent with you and Hilda was great Barry. I think we all ticked the Caspian plover.

Pity I couldn't be with you on the last one.

However, our buddy Joh had organized a pelagic for him and I out of St Lucia, and we joined one from Durban for the preceding week. Sadly??? both were cancelled, so Joh and I had to make alternate arrangements. The news of the Egyptian vulture near Olifants hit the day I flew up from the Cape, so we decided to o to Kruger for it and others.

But on the Monday previously, a little ringed plover was seen at Vermont pan, and I twitched it, taking me to 793.

It is with great pleasure to report that the Taita falcon is back at the Strijdom Tunnel, and with a mate nogal, and is a relatively easy tick for those who lack it. A lovely fellow called Michael will locate it on the buttress and show you. It is worth greasing his appreciative palm. So I was off the mark for the trip with a great lifer, although the sighting was a bit far.

Now my world list stood at 999, as we made our way to the Punda Maria swimming pool area where we staked out the orange winged pytilia. It didn't take long for it to come and play in the little stream for my next tick and 1000 worldwide.

Elsewhere I have detailed how Joh and I dipped on the Egyptian vulture we staked out along the Olifants rive, and then we drove through the night to get to St Lucia. Next morning we walked the 3km to the tern roost and our target of the sooty tern was absent, but I was able to tick it later through the scope from the deck of the Ski Boat club, towards evening.

Next day we were off to Eshow, where I ticked the Eastern bronze naped pigeon at the third attempt. Thereafter it was off to the Ngoye Forest, the onlyplace in the region to find the green barbet. A pair came out singing as we called and this took me to 788

Lovely! Next day we went to the northern parts of the lake looking for Neergaard's sunbird, but we got a lovely pair of pink throated twinspots to tick instead. We had to wait until the next day for me to tick the Neergard's, and the following day we returned to Eshowe for the spotted ground thrush tick.791

By now we knew that the pelagic was off and there were no more birds I needed in the area so we decided to go to the Drakensberg. It was 8 degrees the next morning and we struggled to get the Drakensberg prinia for a tick. The rockjumper and siskin are at higher altitudes than the SA border post and I had no passport with me. Next day was arguably the highlight of the trip. We went to Giant's Castle to look for the bearded vulture (Lammergeier). We enjoyed a splendid buffet breakfast at the restaurant and then went looking for the said beauty near the perennially booked out hide. Even my buddy, who had seen it many times before, was impressed as we saw 5 individuals close to us in the sky at one time. We must have seen 8 birds in total. On the way back to out overnight, we eventually got a Gurney's sugarbird to take me now to 794. But tomorrow night I fly home.

We were up very early and headed to Wakkerstroom, to see how many gems we could crack there. After major efforts by Joh, we only got the Rudd's lark that I hadn't seen before.

Still, 795 is a great tally and the new dozen were brilliant one and all. As we said our brotherly farewell at the airport, I was indebted to my buddy for his friendship, and that there is another old toppie who is as daft as I am and a whole lot better birder. I am blessed.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by barryels » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:52 am

We were really spoiled this time around as well BB :thumbs_up: .
Great to see that you added some very special birds to your list :dance: .
I fully agree that Johan is a very special friend and person who goes out of his way for a fellow birder to be able to add birds to their lists :thumbs_up: .
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 am

Impressive additions to your list BB! Slowly creeping up on 800! (So which are your target birds to get there? 8) )

I think all of us that have been fortunate enough to go birding with Johan are a little envious of your latest escapades! It is indeed a privilege to bird with him, and an experience not easily forgotten. :thumbs_up:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:01 pm

Albert wrote:I think all of us that have been fortunate enough to go birding with Johan are a little envious of your latest escapades! It is indeed a privilege to bird with him, and an experience not easily forgotten.


Well said Albert, I couldn't agree more! :clap: :clap:

You are a very lucky man BB! Congratulations on all your new lifers! So glad the two of you had such a wonderful trip! :dance: :dance:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by ruthp » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:33 pm

BB : A special :clap: :clap: for the bearded vulture (Lammergeier). So glad you saw so many - I've only seen 1 - way back in Jan 1999 when we were on a hike in that part of the Drakensberg

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:58 pm

ruthp wrote:BB : A special :clap: :clap: for the bearded vulture (Lammergeier). So glad you saw so many - I've only seen 1 - way back in Jan 1999 when we were on a hike in that part of the Drakensberg


A cracking bird indeed ruthp. :thumbs_up:

@Albert. You know both of us (Joh & I) and I bet you can just imagine what these 2 geriatric children with no female 'supervision' get up to. Next week I will be in PE at a conference and it looks like Wed morning I don't need to be there so I have asked a local to show me where I am likely to find a Knysna woodpecker and a white starred robin.

@Hilda Thanks. Every trip I have done with Joh has been magic for many reasons.

We became buddies thanks to this very forum and met face to face 10 years ago in a hide at a wild life sanctuary, when I was commuting to Gauteng monthly to visit Gerry Hattrick, my late father who had fallen and broken his hip. We look forward to more daft times if the good Lord spares us for them.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:10 pm

Time for the September update, and as summer approaches there was some significant movement on the list! Barryels updated his list for the first time since December 2014 and moves into the 300 group, Bush Baptist continues to move steadily towards the 800 mark, and Hilda also made a good move upwards after a Kruger trip.

GROUP 900

1 . Trevor Hardaker 911 Apr-15

GROUP 800

2 . Niall 869 Apr-15
3 . Lizet Grobbelaar 859 Mar-14
4 . Deefstes 850 Dec-14
5 . Batmad 822 27-Jan-16
6 . Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan-10
7 . Johnd 800 May-16

GROUP 700

8 . Bush Baptist 795 (+13) 26-Sep-17
9 . Bosnimf 774 Dec-14
10 . Yolande Oelsen 769 Nov-14
11 . Ferdelance 768 May-15
12 . Jakkalsbessie 764 Aug-13
13 . Eugene123 764 12-Jan-16
14 . Johan N 740 23-Jan-17
15 . Johan van Rensburg 728 01-Sep-17
16 . Mattaxel 712 May-15
17 . Francios Du Plessis 710 Jul-14
18 . JoelR 707 Jan-13
19 . Adansonia 701 May-14
20 . Moegaai 700 Dec-11

GROUP 600

21 . Oryx 698 Nov-14
22 . Johann 690 15-Mar-17
23 . Ladybirder 680 10-May-17
24 . Sion 678 Jan-10
25 . Wildtuinman 675 04-Jul-16
26 . Snoobab 657 Jul-16
27 . TrevorC 653 11-Jan-17 T= 685
28 . Imax 653 15-May-17
29 . Elminster 643 Feb-10
30 . wildjohn 640 Jan-07
31 . Bookman 635 Mar-09
32 . Gfordyce 631 Apr-10
33 . Pantera Leo 629 01-Sep-17
34 . Laine 623 04-Jul-16
35 . Scops 614 Aug-13
36 . Boomerang 614 14-Oct-16
37 . Francoisd 612 Jun-14
38 . Ivan 607 Feb-14
39 . Leonie2 607 Oct-12
40 . O-Dog 604 Mar-12
41 . Dotdan 603 11-Feb-16
42 . Wolph 602 Apr-12
43 . Adrianp 600 Sep-13

GROUP 500

43 . Skopsie 597 Dec-14
45 . Pieter Steyn 567 Jan-12
46 . Tilandi 561 15-May-17
47 . AddictedToBirds 561 12-Aug-16
48 . Jacqual 560 Jul-09
49 . Sky 552 31-Jul-17
50 . Malles 550 Apr-10
51 . Walt3 536 Dec-12
52 . Kameelperd 536 20-Sep-16
53 . JenB 523 Apr-14
54 . Gary 522 Nov-11
55 . A graham 518 Sep-14
56 . MikeV 513 Oct-09
57 . Huntsman 510 Mar-14
58 . Kika 509 Mar-14
59 . Nkumbe 506 Mar-14
60 . Eben Lombard 502 Jan-10
61 . Roan 501 Dec-13
62 . BushBuddies 500 06-Jan-16
63 Salamanda 500 30-Jul-16

GROUP 400

64 . Falconry4ever 490 Feb-11
65 Albert 474 (+4) 15-Sep-17
66 . Penza 463 Sep-13
67 . DavenJan 460 Sep-13
68 . nightjar 456 20-Dec-15
69 . Jacliz 454 31-Aug-16
79 . Rusty Justy 449 May-10
70 . Rodsab 448 14-Feb-17
71 . Aquila#12 447 Aug-11
72 . Karen Mitton 446 (+5) 18-Sep-17
73 . Kenpick 446 Mar-13
74 . TaraLB 446 Feb-08
75 . Johan Viljoen 443 Mar-14
76 . Barcud 441 Aug-10
77 . FireFinch 439 Dec-11
78 . Laksman 437 Jan-10
80 . Richman 433 Oct-11
81 . Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec-09
82 . Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 Mar-11
83 . Maddy 418 Mar-10
84 . Wondercloak 418 Oct-11
85 . Arks 417 03-Feb-17
86 . PNF 415 07-Feb-16
87 . SaGecko 415 06-Jun-16
88 . McGyver 414 05-Oct-15
89 . mountainview 408 Apr-11
90 . Jaytea 407 Nov-14
91 . pnm 407 Apr-15
92 . Gjorgi 403 Oct-14
93 . bosmadmark 402 Jun-13
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GROUP 300

94 Maretam 391 Feb-15
95 . wildthing 390 Oct-13
96 . Jan46 388 Nov-11
97 . Estienne 387 Feb-11
98 . Wild Family 386 Jun-07
99 . KobusF 385 10-Feb-16
100 . Jurgens 380 Apr-09
101 . Bok bok 376 Jan-07
102 . Duke Ellieton 372 Mar-13
103 . Dabchick 369 Feb-14
104 . Sharifa 366 Mar-13
105 . Anne MarieSA 354 Mar-13
106 . Guinea Pig 351 Mar-13
107 . Boje1212 348 Jul-14
108 . Black Harrier 346 Feb-11
109 . Jeanus 338 Nov-08
110 . Nattim 336 Apr-12
111 . Bahamut 332 Mar-12
112 . Rooies 331 Sep-08
113 . Magaff 327 Oct-08
114 . fubesi 325 Sep-10
115 . Cherries 323 Mar-13
116 . Kwando 322 Nov-11
117 . JP Huis 322 Mar-09
118 . DuQues 318 Jan-13
119 . Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sep-11
120 . Oddesy 308 Oct-13
121 . Elsa 307 Nov-15
122 . Hilda 306 (+5) 15-Sep-17
123 . Barryels 306 (+102) 16-Sep-17
124 ruthp 303 30-Jul-17
125 . Super mongoose 300 Feb-15

GROUP 200

126 . Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan-12
127 . Freda 296 Apr-08
128 . Jungle Junkie 293 Mar-12
129 . kooscra 293 Feb-11
130 . Skyjuggler 286 Apr-09
131 . Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan-08
132 . Wildewilhelm 277 Mar-09
133 . Tessa G 275 Jan-15
134 Umtali1 268 27-Sep-16
135 . Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug-09
136 . JaniceE 264 Dec-13
137 . Davejenny 254 Nov-11
138 . Sprocky 254 Dec-09
139 . Crested Val 254 21-Jan-16
140 . RosemaryH 251 Mar-08 T=300
141 . csummers 250 Feb-09
142 . Wild about cats 249 Apr-11
143 . Hobbit 248 Mar-09
144 . Kingfishergirl 239 Feb-09
145 . Granjan 238 Aug-11
146 . cpetzer 238 Jul-08
147 . Senyetse 238 Jan-08
148 . Junior1449 237 Oct-08
149 . Beefmaster 228 Nov-08
150 . NetEk 226 Dec-13
151 . Mel123 226 Dec-12
152 . Katja 223 Jan-07
153 . H.erectus 220 Sep-14
154 . Flutterby 219 Apr-11
155 . Scottm 215 Jun-12
156 . Mgoddard 214 Apr-11
157 . gavinp 214 Jun-07
158 . weirdNumber 213 03-Aug-16
159 Deville 213 Jan-07
160 . MarkwildDog 212 Aug-08
161 . Ossendrywer 211 Jan-11
162 . SuperBat 208 Apr-11
163 . Neil Crawford 206 Mar-09
164 . ShakeyJakes 205 May-09
165 . Alf King 205 May-09
166 . BushAddict 203 Jan-10
167 . Gilbertr14 200 Jan-15 T=230
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GROUP 100

168 DinkyBird 199 Aug-10
169 Restio 197 Mar-08
170 . jonty1 189 Mar-08
171 . acekam 188 Feb-07
172 . Oumie 181 Jan-07
173 . leopardspotter 181 Jan-07
174 . MaryMattMillie 176 Nov-11
175 . Jock 174 Aug-08
176 . bucky 170 Mar-08
177 . Bontebok 168 Jul-10
178 . Normana53 164 Oct-09
179 . Wild@Heart 160 Jan-07
180 . roaneric 156 31-Aug-16
181 . Shane Gover 148 Oct-11
182 Michael367 148 Jul-11
183 . Batsman 146 Jun-09
184 . Chris du Preez 139 19-Mar-17
185 bert 131 Jul-08
186 . JacoPietersen 124 Jun-14
187 . Alicia 124 Jun-12
188 . bentley 121 Aug-07
189 . jjboth 108 Aug-13
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GROUP <100

190 jaapvandijk 105 Jan-07
191 Quin2008 75 Dec-09
192 . Meinfam 71 Jan-07
193 . Toddelelfe 67 Jan-07
194 . scipio 61 Feb-08
195 . Moira de Swart 33 Dec-08
196 . Rusky 31 Sep-12
197 . Curtis Dillon 18
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Changes are indicated in bold. Movers to a new group are indicated in red, and new entries will be in blue.

Our monthly winners of the jackets were:
Red jacket: barryels (+102)
Green jacket: Bush Baptist (+13)
Blue jacket:Hilda (+5)
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by PNF » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:30 am

Back from the far North of Kruger with another 2 on my list to bring me up to 417
Unfortunately missed out on the Orange-winged Pytilia at Punda....... :cry:
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