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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:52 pm

Albert wrote:The November 2016 update (slightly early; on my way to Kgalagadi on the weekend.. :D )


Hmmmm... :hmz:

:lol: :lol: :lol: Enjoy! My update can wait...

A Durban pelagic netted me European and black-bellied storm petrels and a twitch to Mbazwana delivered sooty falcon, taking me up to 692
698 Latest lifers: Sooty falcon, American golden plover, Temminck's stint, Red-necked phalarope, Cape long-billed lark, Agulhas long-billed lark, Karoo eremomella

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:24 am

Albert wrote:The November 2016 update (slightly early; on my way to Kgalagadi on the weekend.. :D )


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

My list has stagnated a little :cry: but I have a MNZP and Addo trip coming up before the end of the year, so hopefully I will end the year on a total that is a little higher!

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Unread post by Imax » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:21 pm

Up to 645 with a brief sighting of Three-banded Courser and a great sighting of Pel's

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:19 pm

You found the Pel's Imax! Wonderful! :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:25 pm

A veritable army of birders was with me this morning when I saw the Temminck's stint at Strandfontein to take me up to 746
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Unread post by hilda » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:05 pm

Lucky you BB! Congrats! :clap: :clap:

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:28 pm

With my poor eyesight Hilda, there is no point in me being first at the site, but with 30+ cars and keen-visioned twitchers there already, it makes it a lot easier.

Thanks to my occasional birding buddy Tertius Gous, it wasn't long before it was in the bag through his scope.
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Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:56 am

As long as you have seen this special bird, nothing else matters BB! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:30 am

Joh arrived in Cape Town late last night to chase the stint, and another 4 rarities have been reported at Strandfontein in a 200 metre area, not even counting the now 'resident' African Jacana. I expect Joh to get to 700 or pretty close by the time he flies out on Monday, as we have planned to spend time looking for his remaining WC birds.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:11 pm

Holding thumbs that Johan exceeds 700! :dance: :dance:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:14 pm

Update after the trip to the Kalahari last week:
Added the following (all Kgalagadi TP except where indicated)

Ashy Tit
Black-headed Canary (Tankwa Karoo NP)
Black-throated Canary
Bradfield's Swift
Burchell's Sandgrouse
Crimson-breasted Shrike
Double-banded Courser
Fawn-coloured Lark
Greater Kestrel
Kalahari Scrub-Robin
Lark-like Bunting (Kgalgadi Lodge)
Red-headed Finch
Scaly-feathered Finch
Short-toed Rock Thrush
Sociable Weaver
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
White-browed Sparrow-weaver
Chestnut-vented Titbabbler

These 18 ticks bring me to 450. Now the Temminck's Stint must just remain at Strandfontein until Saturday.... :lol:
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:03 pm

Impressive additions to your list Albert! Holding thumbs that the Temminck's Stint will still be at Strandfontein on Saturday! :dance: :dance:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:36 pm

Joh left for home on Monday night.

We drove a lot of kilometres in search of some little birds.

My side of the story is that I added 3:
cinnamon breasted warbler (Uiteindelik - eveeeentually)
karoo eremomela and
Cape long-billed lark

that takes me to 749 :doh: :wall:

I have about 6 stories that would make you cry about missing a single bird that would have got me to 750, but Strandfontein you beauty, throw up something else soon please.

Oh' yes, Joh will tell his side when he recovers.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:38 pm

Albert wrote:These 18 ticks bring me to 450. Now the Temminck's Stint must just remain at Strandfontein until Saturday.... :lol:


:clap: :clap: 450 great stuff Albert, well done!
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