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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:28 pm

Well done ruthp. Now we just need to find three more birders for 200!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:01 pm

The brief appearance of the Eurasian Blackcap before a large bunch of birders in a private garden takes me to 782.
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Unread post by Albert » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:36 am

Well done BB! :thumbs_up:

Now if only I can make the time to get to Durbanville....work is interfering seriously with my birding!
Latest lifers: Plain-backed Pipit, Common Buttonquail, Cutthroat Finch, Freckled Nightjar, Purple Indigobird, Dark-capped Yellow Warbler, Red-capped Robin-chat, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by ruthp » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:22 pm

Today I happened to find my sighting notes for a 2009 trip to KNP and found that there were 2 birds not marked in my usual book - so now I'm up to 303 :)

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Sky » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:22 am

Did some birding and a pelagic from St Lucia with Johan van Rensburg
Now up to 552
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:30 am

Well done Sky! :clap: :clap:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:15 pm

Thanks for the updates ruthp and welcome back Sky! (first update since December 2015 according to my list). Now maybe you need to go have a look at the Stiffnecks' Year list for 2017 topic, Sky.... :lol:

I have updated the list, but will wait until end of August before I publish the next update (hoping for some more updates!)
Latest lifers: Plain-backed Pipit, Common Buttonquail, Cutthroat Finch, Freckled Nightjar, Purple Indigobird, Dark-capped Yellow Warbler, Red-capped Robin-chat, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by pantera leo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:07 pm

Just got back from an amazing trip up to Zululand, adding 13 lifers to my list the most notable ones being the Malagasy Pond-Heron and long-time bogey bird the Gorgeous Bush-Shrike! :dance: New total 624

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:40 am

Well done PL & Sky.

A first pelagic trip bags a good number. I presume your Yellow nose was Indian Sky?
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:13 am

Wow Pantera Leo! 13 Lifers! Amazing and very well done! :clap: :clap:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:33 pm

Up to 470 with a lunch-time visit to our garden of a group of Black-bellied Starlings! This is the way to spot a lifer!

Managed a few photographs before the camera battery died....here is a cellphone shot of a "back of the camera" image:

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Latest lifers: Plain-backed Pipit, Common Buttonquail, Cutthroat Finch, Freckled Nightjar, Purple Indigobird, Dark-capped Yellow Warbler, Red-capped Robin-chat, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by barryels » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:36 pm

Amazing lifer Albert :clap: :clap: .

Thanks for sharing :mrgreen: :thumbs_up: .
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:51 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Well done PL & Sky.

A first pelagic trip bags a good number. I presume your Yellow nose was Indian Sky?


The post reads quite weird with no puctuation between Indian and Sky... but yes, the bird was an Indian yellow-nosed albatross. :lol:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:26 am

Albert wrote:This is the way to spot a lifer!


Very unexpected! Well done Albert! :clap: :clap:
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