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Re: Winners - Best Bird Photo of the month since 2009

Unread post by hilda » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:22 pm

Congratulations to the winners of the best bird photo of December 2013:

First place:

Tobieo - Spotted Thick-knee Chick.

Second place:

Touareg - Lanner Falcon eating Sandgrouse.

JOINT Third place:

granjan - Framed Cape Weaver

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Goronta - Happy New Year - Lilac-breasted Roller.

Thank you all for voting! :gflower:
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Vote for your best bird photo of the month January 2014

Unread post by hilda » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:57 am

1. Jan van Wyk - African Paradise Flycatcher

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2. Bushbuddies - Southern Pied Babbler (Witkatlagter)

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3. Jan van Wyk - Double Black Crake

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4. kesheshe - Juvenile Bateleur

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5. Jan van Wyk - Thick-knee reflection scratch...

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6. WillemK - Meyer's Parrot

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7. Pumbaa - Cattle Egret's pose

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8. Jan van Wyk - Juvenile Martial Eagle

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9. WillemK - Martial Eagle

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10. Caracal - Pearl-spotted Owlet

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11. Jan van Wyk - Malachite Kingfisher

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12. Caracal - Diderick Cuckoo seen at Marie se Gat

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13. Bushbuddies - Black-chested Snake Eagle

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14. Pumbaa - Woodland Kingfisher with Golden Orb.

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15. SurfCindy - Mating Woodland Kingfishers

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16. Jan van Wyk - Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

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17. jaytea - Grey-headed Kingfisher flying to nest

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18. Son godin - Bee-eater in flight.

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19. Fotomaljohan - Red-billed Oxpeckers

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Re: Winners - Best Bird Photo of the month since 2009

Unread post by hilda » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:40 pm

Congratulations to the winners of the best bird photo of the month January 2014 are:

First place:

Son godin - Bee-eater in flight

Second place:

Caracal - Pearl-spotted Owlet

Joint third place:

WillemK - Meyer's Parrot
Jan van Wyk - Juvenile Martial Eagle.

Thank you all for nominating all these stunning pictures, and thank you also for voting! :gflower: :gflower:
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Vote for your best bird photo of February 2014

Unread post by hilda » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:29 am

1. SurfCindy - Yellow-billed Kite plucking it's kill

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2. Jan van Wyk - Half-collared Kingfisher

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3. Jan van Wyk - Pied kingfisher

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4. judik - Bateleur drying his wings

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5. wmahon465 -Malachite Kingfisher

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6. KNP-Junkee - Black-headed Oriole

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7. barryels - Hadeda Ibis

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8. WillemK - Southern Bald Ibis

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9. Jan van Wyk - The Woodland Kingfisher pose

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10. eos5d - White-faced Owl and Chick

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11. Wildkyker - Little Egret

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12. RoelfA - Bateleur at Nossob hide

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13. Kaapsedraai - Malachite Kingfisher at Lake Panic, KNP

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14. eos5d - Double-banded Courser sitting on her egg

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15. Jan van Wyk : Close up of a young Goshawk against a perfect BG

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Re: Winners - Best Bird Photo of the month

Unread post by hilda » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:08 am

Congratulations to the winners of the best bird photo of the month February 2014!

First place:

eos5d - White-faced Owl and Chick

Second place:

WillemK - Southern Bald Ibis

Third place:

RoelfA - Bateleur at Nossob hide.

Thank you all for voting! :thanx:
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Vote for your best bird photo of the month March 2014

Unread post by hilda » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:34 am

1. Kaapsedraai - Meet baby Thick-knee

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2. kesheshe - Barn Owl

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3. WillemK - Lilac-breasted Roller

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4. Goronta - Marico Flycatcher (Although the picture was taken in July 2011, it is the first time that it is published on the Forum.)

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5. Fotomaljohan - Crested Guinea Fowl

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6. Kaapsedraai - Lake Panic's latest model...."Jana the Jacana chick"

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7. Granjan - Vulture in flight

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8. Surfcindy - Ruffled European Bee-eater

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9. mgoddard - Fish Eagle

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10. Kaapsedraai - Mommy Jacana showing Jana how to search for food ....

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11. Jan van Wyk - Woodland Kingfisher with "flying" Frog

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12. Pumbaa - Lunch time for the European Roller

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13. Pumbaa - The colourful Purple-crested Turaco

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14. Kaapsedraai - Four bird species lined up on the causeway

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15. Viking - White-fronted Bee-eater

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16. Jan van Wyk - Giant close up on the Sabie river bridge...

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17. AndreaB - Tawny having lunch

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Re: Winners - Best Bird Photo of the month

Unread post by hilda » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:18 am

Congratulations to the winners of the Best Bird Photo of the month March 2014:

First place:

Jan van Wyk - Woodland Kingfisher with "flying" Frog.

Second place:

Kaapsedraai - Four bird species lined up on the causeway.

Third place:

Fotomaljohan - Crested Guinea Fowl.

Thank you all for voting! :gflower: :gflower:
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Vote for your best bird photo of the month April 2014

Unread post by hilda » Thu May 01, 2014 6:09 am

1. Heksie - Special interaction between two Raptor species

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2. Viking - Bee-eater

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3. WillemK - African Pygmy Goose with chicks

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4. Kaapsedraai - Martial Eagle take-off ....

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5. Jan van Wyk - Burchell's Coucal

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6. Bushbuddies - Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters

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7. Jan van Wyk - Woodland...Dragon fly

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8. Pumbaa - Beautiful Saddle-billed Stork

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9. Kaapsedraai - Juvenile Great Spotted Cuckoo following (Long-tailed = old name) Meves's Starling to be fed by the Starling

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10. Viking - Yellow-billed Kite in flight

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11. CliveK - Confrontation between Spotted Thick-knee and two Pale Chanting Goshawks - Rooiputs

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Re: Winners - Best Bird Photo of the month

Unread post by hilda » Fri May 16, 2014 5:50 am

Congratulations to the winners of the Best Bird Photo of the month April 2014:

First place:

WillemK - African Pygmy Goose with Chicks.

Second place:

Viking - Bee-eater.

Third place:

Jan van Wyk - Woodland Kingfisher .... Dragon Fly.

:thanx: Thank you all for voting! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Winners - Best Bird Photo of the month

Unread post by hilda » Thu May 29, 2014 5:06 am

To all who have not seen it yet .... have a look at the SANParks - Stiffnecks Bird Club Facebook page, and you will see the winning photo of April 2014, African Pygmy Goose with Chicks by WillemK on the cover page. :dance: :dance:

This will be done every month with the winner's permission. If you are a winner in future polls and do not want your photo to be published on the Facebook page, kindly send me a PM, although I will contact you in any case before posting it there. :thumbs_up:
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Vote for your best bird photo of the month May 2014

Unread post by hilda » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:19 pm

Remember, the winning photo of the month will be posted as cover photo and pinned post on the SANParks Stiffnecks Bird Club on Facebook (with the winner's permission).

See here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202155041616/


1. GavinW/Wannabe Nerd - Tawny in flight

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2. john n poppy - Stunning little Grey-headed Kingfisher

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3. OomDaan - Lanner Falcon catching prey

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4. Bushbuddies - Brown Snake Eagle with a Puffadder

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5. Jan van Wyk - Malachite Kingfisher with a bad hair day!

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6. Oumie - Ground Hornbill on nest

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7. Jan van Wyk - White-backed Vulture in golden sunlight

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8. WillemK - African Barred Owlet

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9. John n Poppy - Giant Kingfisher with fish

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10. anzac_cookie - Albino Magpie Shrike

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11. Jan van Wyk - Lappet-faced Vulture take-off.

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12. Jan van Wyk - Hamerkop/Hippo

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13. john n poppy - Juvenile Fish Eagle

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14. CliveK - Martial Eagle sighted below Auchterlonie Picnic Site

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15. WillieV - Martial Eagle

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16. Kaapsedraai - Common Waxbill

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17. Bushbuddies - The Ground Woodpecker (Grondspeg)

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18. WillemK - Dark-capped Bulbul

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Re: Winners - Best Bird Photo of the month

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:53 am

Congratulations to the winners of the best bird photo of May 2014:

1st place:

Bushbuddies - Ground Woodpeckers.

2nd place:

John n poppy - Giant Kingfisher with Fish.

3rd place:

Kaapsedraai - Common Waxbill.

Bushbuddies has given permission to post the Ground Woodpeckers on SANParks Stiffnecks Bird Club Facebook page as cover page! Please check it out! :dance: :dance:

Thank you for all the beautiful nominations, and for voting! :gflower:
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Vote for your best bird photo of the month: June 2014

Unread post by hilda » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:35 pm

1. WillieV - Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters

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2. GavinW (Wannabe Nerd took the picture) - Bathing Martial Eagle

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3. WillemK - Red-crested Korhaan

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4. GavinW - Juvenile Bateleur being harassed by a Fork-tailed Drongo

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5. Esto - African Hawk Eagle

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6. Kaapsedraai - Reed Cormorant Landing:

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7. Jan van Wyk - Giant Kingfisher with Crab

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8. WillieV - 12h30 it is time for a drink.

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9. umtali1 - Fish Eagle in flight with big catch

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10. umtali1 - Juvenile Bateleur in flight

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11. WillemK - African Mourning Doves.

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12. Esto - Ground Hornbill with Chameleon

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13. Granjan - Juvenile Black-winged Stilts

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14. Granjan - Great White Pelicans

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15. granjan - A brood of Swallows begging for food

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16. WillemK - White-crowned Lapwing with catch

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17. WillemK White-crowned Lapwing

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Re: Winners - Best Bird Photo of the month

Unread post by hilda » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:57 am

Congratulations to the winners of the best bird photo of June 2014

First place:

Jan van Wyk - Giant Kingfisher with Crab

Second place:

THIS IS A RECORD TO DATE - FOUR 'MITES SHARE 2ND PLACE:

i) WillieV - Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters
ii) WillemK - African Mourning Doves
iii) Esto - Ground Hornbill with Chameleon
iv) granjan - A brood of Swallows begging for food

Third place:

WillemK - White-Crowned Lapwing with catch

Thank you all for voting! :clap: :clap:

Link to Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202155041616/
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Vote for your best bird photo of the month: July 2014

Unread post by hilda » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:43 am

1. Chirinda - Purple-crested Turaco

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2. Jan van Wyk - Heron pose

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3. Dupacc - Southern Carmine Bee-eater

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4. SurfCindy - Wahlberg's Eagle

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5. Jan van Wyk - Brown-headed Parrot

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6. Kaapsedraai - "Little big foot" - young Jacana

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7. Jan van Wyk - Hamerkop & fish, eye to eye

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8. Baffers - Black-shouldered Kite

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