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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan N » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:11 pm

Bushbuddies wrote:
Johan N wrote:I moved up to 693 (Photographed) since April 2015.


Photographed - wow! :clap: That's amazing! :thumbs_up:


Thanks - it gets tough at times getting good photo's but my persistence helps in getting those images. :thumbs_up:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by TrevorC » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:36 pm

Picked up 2 early ticks this year already, so now on 636 Hope I can keep up the momentum :pray:

Spotted Crake
Western Marsh-Harrier
Latest Lifers: Spotted Crake, Western Marsh-Harrier, Gorgeous Bush-Shrike, Burchell's Courser

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by rodsab » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:17 am

After cracking the 400 mark in January, I spent this last weekend in Wakkerstoom, hosted by the SAN Parks Honary Rangers. After a fantastic well organised weekend of birding in rainy, overcast weather, I listed 124 species of which 23 where lifers...
My lifers included :
Black, Montagues and African Marsh Harrier, Red and Grey Winged Francolin and Rudds Lark.....

This brings my Life List to 424 (Target= 450)

Happy Birding folks
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Crested Val » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:28 am

Oh dear having not been back to SA since April 2014, my list has sadly been stuck!!!

Glad to say we are back for 9 weeks, and I have 2 to add so far!!!

Southern Crowned Crane
African Crowned Eagle

254 - Target 300

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Batmad » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:21 pm

Not everyday one gets two lifers in quick succession over two days when over the 800 mark, so needless to say when both a Red Phalarope and Spotted Crake turned up in Gauteng I was incredibly happy! Latest update: 822 :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by hilda » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:31 pm

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

Unread post by TrevorC » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:43 am

Eventually picked up my long time bogey bird in KNP last weekend, so now up to 637 :dance: :dance:

Gorgeous Bush-Shrike - Pretoriuskop in the KNP
Latest Lifers: Spotted Crake, Western Marsh-Harrier, Gorgeous Bush-Shrike, Burchell's Courser

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:23 pm

Just returned from a trip to 2 neighbouring countries and got a shedload of new beauties, 43 in fact plus a bird not yet recognised as a Southern African bird, so for now I will keep it in reserve. I am now on 717 now thanks to;

White chested Alethe
Chirinda Apalis
Whyte's Barbet
Bohm's Bee-eater
Black winged Bishop
Dwarf Bittern
African Broadbill
Cabanis's Bunting
Augur Buzzard
Singing Cisticola
Short-winged Cisticola
Red-faced Crimsonwing
Black and White Flycatcher
White tailed Crested Flycatcher
Moustached Grass-warbler
Stripe-cheeked Greenbul
Yellow-streaked Greenbul
Chestnut-fronted Helmet-shrike
African Hobby
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
Weatern Marsh Harrier
Lesser Moorhen
European Nightjar
Swynnerton's Robin
Miombo Rock-thrush
Eastern Saw-wing
Black-eared Seedeater
Miombo blue-eared Starling
Bronzy Sunbird
Miombo double collared Sunbird
Variable Sunbird
Mottled Swift
Cinnamon-breasted Tit
Miombo Tit
Yellow Wagtail - and one is currently 10 km from my house and I saw this one on the Zambezi River...........
Dark-capped Yellow Warbler
Red-winged Warbler
Yellow-bellied Waxbill
African Yellow White-eye - number 700
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah
Green-backed Woodpecker
Speckle-throated Woodpecker
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:10 pm

O Stats Master, it is time for an other update.....
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:34 am

I'm really looking forward to the day that I take on the birds beyond our borders!

Well done, BB.

Anyhow, I managed to get the Waterfall Estate spotted crake... That bird is rediculously tame and tolerant of the hassle and bussle of city life!

It takes me to 676
679 Last 5 lifers: Rüppell's vulture, Spotted crake, Lesser jacana, Burchell's courser, Double-banded courser

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:57 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Anyhow, I managed to get the Waterfall Estate spotted crake... That bird is rediculously tame and tolerant of the hassle and bussle of city life!


And the birders who kindly gave me a lift from Centurion to Atlasville on Tuesday drove through Midrand and ignored my request to tarry briefly for the spotted crake. :wall:

No Christmas card for them this year..... :sniper:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:01 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Just returned from a trip to 2 neighbouring countries and got a shedload of new beauties, 43 in fact plus a bird not yet recognised as a Southern African bird, so for now I will keep it in reserve. I am now on 717


Well done BB! :clap: You must have been thrilled with all those lifers in one trip! I would have been! :thumbs_up:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:42 pm

End of January update... (pales into insignificance compared to BB's efforts!)

Red-billed Teal (Stellenbosch 01-Jan)
Common Tern (Struisbaai, Jan-10)
Little Sparrowhawk (Ebb & Flow, GRNP, Jan-26)
African Rail (Rondevlei, GRNP, Jan-28)
Western Yellow Wagtail (Rondevlei, GRNP, Jan-28)

Brings me to 405
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:29 pm

It is not a competition Albert.

I have just been to places that you have not........yet.

I enjoy my birding colleagues' achievements and milestones
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:28 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:It is not a competition Albert.

I have just been to places that you have not........yet.

I enjoy my birding colleagues' achievements and milestones


:lol: :thumbs_up:
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