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Lizet Grobbelaar
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:57 pm

My new total after the long weekend in Kruger, 347 including Greater Flamingo... :thumbs_up:

Image 2 Greater Flamingos at Matambeni Hide

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:17 pm

I got two NICE birds to add to my Kruger list: a Finfoot seen in the Sabie river and a brown-backed honeybird seen near Skukuza!

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(Not great pix, but lekka for sharing...) :lol: :wink:

That takes my KNP total to 344
728 Latest lifers: Hartlaub's babbler, Coppery-tailed coucal, Red-billed spurfowl, White-browed coucal, Scharlow's turaco, Copper sunbird, Long-toed lapwing, Eastern bronze-naped pigeon, Malagasy pond heron, Soft-plumaged petrel, Orange-winged pytilia.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:00 am

446 johnd
435 Oryx
431 Richard Sowry
406 Owl
400

396 Bosnimf
351 Brenden
347 Lizet Grobbelaar
344 Johan van Rensburg
343 Niall
332 francoisd
331 Wildtuinman
327 Skopsie
313 JoelR
311 pantera leo
306 Ladybirder
300

297 WildThing
291 DotDan
290 Leonie2
286 Batmad
286 Richman
281 Bahamut
278 Roan
275 MattAxel
267 Eugene123
257 Manovo-Gounda
243 Johan N
243 Malles
238 UKBadger
219 Bush Baptist
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
206 davejenny
205 PNF
200

170 huntsman
167 Rooies
163 Crested Val
100

31 rusky
675
Latest Lifer(s): Burchell's Courser, Cory's Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, European Storm-Petrel, Great Winged Petrel, Grey Waxbill, Cape Rock-jumper

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Dabchick » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:44 pm

I've added 21 lifers during my KNP trip in June 21, bring my Kruger total to 233. Some new birds (that I can remember without referring back to my list :lol: ) were black-throated wattle-eye, pink-thoated twinspot, yellow-breasted apalis, lemon-breasted canary, green-backed camaroptera, ashy flycatcher, yellow-bellied greenbul, crowned hornbill, grey-headed parrot, purple turaco, collared sunbird, rattling cisticola, lizard buzzard, and southern black tit.. :D

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:46 pm

Sjo! Pink-throated Twinspot is a particular good one. Where did you find it?
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Dabchick » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:50 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Sjo! Pink-throated Twinspot is a particular good one. Where did you find it?


Believe it or not, about 5 or 6 kms north of Babalala picnic spot. (And I'm sure of the ID - although no pics to prove it :( )

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Highbury » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:16 pm

The Twinspot is very impressive . I presume the Wattle-eye was at Pafuri . Where did you see the Grey Headed parrots ?

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Dabchick » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:59 am

The wattle-eye was indeed at Pafuri picnic spot, and the grey headed parrots was on the Mahonie loop at Punda Maria.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Johan N » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:25 pm

My latest total is 246 after adding Tropical Boubou, African Palm Swift and Bearded Scrub Robin in the Pafuri area.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:51 am

446 johnd
435 Oryx
431 Richard Sowry
406 Owl
400

396 Bosnimf
351 Brenden
347 Lizet Grobbelaar
344 Johan van Rensburg
343 Niall
332 francoisd
331 Wildtuinman
327 Skopsie
313 JoelR
311 pantera leo
306 Ladybirder
300

297 WildThing
291 DotDan
290 Leonie2
286 Batmad
286 Richman
281 Bahamut
278 Roan
275 MattAxel
267 Eugene123
257 Manovo-Gounda
246 Johan N
243 Malles
238 UKBadger
233 Dabchick
219 Bush Baptist
212 pnm
206 davejenny
205 PNF
200

170 huntsman
167 Rooies
163 Crested Val
100

31 rusky
675
Latest Lifer(s): Burchell's Courser, Cory's Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, European Storm-Petrel, Great Winged Petrel, Grey Waxbill, Cape Rock-jumper

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Brenden » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:03 pm

My list is now on 355. Latest addition, Brown-backed Honeybird - Mphongolo Backpack Trail, northern Kruger.
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:04 am

446 johnd
435 Oryx
431 Richard Sowry
406 Owl
400

396 Bosnimf
355 Brenden
347 Lizet Grobbelaar
344 Johan van Rensburg
343 Niall
332 francoisd
331 Wildtuinman
327 Skopsie
313 JoelR
311 pantera leo
306 Ladybirder
300

297 WildThing
291 DotDan
290 Leonie2
286 Batmad
286 Richman
281 Bahamut
278 Roan
275 MattAxel
267 Eugene123
257 Manovo-Gounda
246 Johan N
243 Malles
238 UKBadger
233 Dabchick
219 Bush Baptist
212 pnm
206 davejenny
205 PNF
200

170 huntsman
167 Rooies
163 Crested Val
100

31 rusky
675
Latest Lifer(s): Burchell's Courser, Cory's Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, European Storm-Petrel, Great Winged Petrel, Grey Waxbill, Cape Rock-jumper

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Brenden » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:26 pm

Currently on 357. Latest additions - Common Cuckoo & Red-capped Lark.
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:07 pm

Brenden wrote:Currently on 357. Latest additions - Common Cuckoo & Red-capped Lark.



Jeez, Brenden, but you ARE keen on that Common Cuckoo! I have not been able to process the shots of the cuckoo as yet. I'll hold thumbs for you... :lol:

At least I KNOW what you want it to be... :twisted:

A small group of birders enjoyed a wonderful (long-) weekend being pampered by the Midrand Region HRs at Balule. We had Brenden to guide us on walks and drives around Balule. The various tick counts are still in the auditing process, but the preliminary indications are IMPRESSIVE!

My personal KNP list has been bumped up probably to over 350. I will post the final tally some time soon.
728 Latest lifers: Hartlaub's babbler, Coppery-tailed coucal, Red-billed spurfowl, White-browed coucal, Scharlow's turaco, Copper sunbird, Long-toed lapwing, Eastern bronze-naped pigeon, Malagasy pond heron, Soft-plumaged petrel, Orange-winged pytilia.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Highbury » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:30 pm

Any chance of a trip report Johan ?


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