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Unread post by gloria » Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:15 pm

Has to be a martial eagle for me or maybe the Longcrested eagle both beautiful birds

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Unread post by mountainview » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:00 pm

Our favourite bird sighting of all time was a Pennant-Winged Nightjar as it flew over the road in front of us in Zim.

Other than that the Cuckoos and Bush-Shrikes are some of my favourites.
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Unread post by wildheart » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:23 pm

I love owls and eagles. :lol:

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Unread post by Batsman » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:39 am

I once had the sighting of a bearded vulture aka. Lammergeier in Lesotho and since then this is top of my list.

But I'm still a starter in birding.

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:42 pm

Batsman wrote:I once had the sighting of a bearded vulture aka. Lammergeier in Lesotho and since then this is top of my list.

But I'm still a starter in birding.


Keep it up Batsman, it gets better with practise.
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Unread post by Sonbesie » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:18 am

The Near threatened Olive Headed Weaver must be my all-time favourite! We went on a "Mission OHW" in Sept 2002. Up until then there were no decent photographs of these birds, so my brother-in-law asked us to come along. These Weavers breed 12-15 meters up in miombo trees, and to photograph them he would have to build his bird hide on scaffolding! So we went on this 10 day "holiday trip" to Mozambique... No holiday I must say, but it definitely is one of my best memories and experiences I will ever have! Exciting, scary, scorching, dirty, spiders and fruitful are words that come to mind, it sure was an once-in-a-lifetime experience, and therefore this bird will always be my favourite! :wink:

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Unread post by JoelR » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:01 pm

For now it´s gotta be the Cape Rockjumper! I found it last week close to the Kanonkop summit at Sir Lawry´s Pass, Western Cape. It was the first time that I went searching for a specific bird. The wind was blowing strongly and I didn´t see a thing on my way to the top. Then, on my way down, I suddenly heard a unfamiliar, piping sound. I looked and was able to observe a group of 3 Cape Rockjumpers for maybe 10 minutes. An awesome sight of a special bird! :D

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Which is you favourite bird?

Unread post by Batmad » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:41 pm

Please post you favourite bird on this thread!!

Mine is proballey Pels :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:10 pm

Mine's much smaller but the cutest little critter - The Cape White Eye.
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Re: Which is you favourite bird?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:24 pm

oh dear,
:hmz:
what entertains me, makes me laugh, is every where, plucky, full of character...
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attacking dogs, eagles, ... anything..

our common little Plover.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

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Re: Which is you favourite bird?

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:40 pm

Hard to choose Batmad, I have so many favourites :hmz: but....
Since learning (here on this very forum :clap: ) that it takes a Bateleur 7years to obtain it's beautiful colours, it's my favourite at the moment. :) I hope my other favourites understand!
Rose

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Re: Which is you favourite bird?

Unread post by Pjw » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:32 am

Difficult one Batmad Can I choose 2?
The Fish eagle, because it is beautiful and its call represents the African bush for me
And the Bru Bru a pretty small bird with a lovely call
Did I say 2 :hmz: How about the Gray headed bush shrike. Better stop now or I'll go on all day :lol:
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Re: Which is you favourite bird?

Unread post by Boorgatspook » Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:05 pm

:hmz: Difficult, but mine is also the Fish Eagle.....

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Re: Which is you favourite bird?

Unread post by Batmad » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:46 pm

Although i also like the sandpipers :mrgreen:
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Unread post by JenB » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:02 pm

The chap with the red waistcoat and underpants, Chrimson-breasted Shrike. :wink:
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