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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:12 pm

umtali1 wrote:Where have all the fundis gone :hmz: :whistle:


Long time passing . . . . :lol:

Irresistible! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you're not old enough . . . .

I guess most of the fundis have day jobs; or else they are chasing up some of the delectable rarities that have been appearing on our shores.

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:52 pm

salamanda wrote:
umtali1 wrote:Where have all the fundis gone :hmz: :whistle:


Long time passing . . . . :lol:

Irresistible! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you're not old enough . . . .
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And now it is stuck in my head! Thanks! (And I'm still young enough!)

I have a few more IDs I need help with, but will first wait for responses on these before I add more

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by umtali1 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:41 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:
salamanda wrote:
umtali1 wrote:Where have all the fundis gone :hmz: :whistle:


Long time passing . . . . :lol:

Irresistible! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you're not old enough . . . .
.


And now it is stuck in my head! Thanks! (And I'm still young enough!)

I have a few more IDs I need help with, but will first wait for responses on these before I add more

:funny: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Stuck in mine too :wall: :wall:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:09 pm

umtali1 wrote:
Karin Mitton wrote:
salamanda wrote:
umtali1 wrote:Where have all the fundis gone :hmz: :whistle:


Long time passing . . . . :lol:

Irresistible! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you're not old enough . . . .
.


And now it is stuck in my head! Thanks! (And I'm still young enough!)

I have a few more IDs I need help with, but will first wait for responses on these before I add more

:funny: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Stuck in mine too :wall: :wall:



Darn. Serves me right - haven't stopped singing it since :wall: :wall: :wall: - but it doesn't seem to have worked - no fundis!!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by hilda » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:36 pm

salamanda wrote:I guess most of the fundis have day jobs; or else they are chasing up some of the delectable rarities that have been appearing on our shores.


Please keep on singing Salamanda and Karin Mitton! I've tried my utmost best, yet, no response! Your singing should do the trick! :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by Tessa G » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:02 pm

salamanda wrote:
umtali1 wrote:
Karin Mitton wrote:
salamanda wrote:
Long time passing . . . . :lol:

Irresistible! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you're not old enough . . . .
.


And now it is stuck in my head! Thanks! (And I'm still young enough!)

I have a few more IDs I need help with, but will first wait for responses on these before I add more

:funny: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Stuck in mine too :wall: :wall:



Darn. Serves me right - haven't stopped singing it since :wall: :wall: :wall: - but it doesn't seem to have worked - no fundis!!


Salamanda, what have you done to us all :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I am old enough :lol: and its rolling around in my head.....oh well we shall just keep singing until the fundis arrive. How many in this choral group now? :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by umtali1 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:24 pm

:offt:
My SO admits to snogging someone (not me, he didn't know of my existence then!) in his teenage years to this song.............

Flowers in their hair............whiter shade............San Francisco............. :roll:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Tessa G » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:01 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:56 pm

@TessaG - um - :redface: Me? Did I do that???? :shock: When will I ever learn? - oops :wall: :wall: The thing is, I couldn't, with any confidence, help you with the birds, so I was just helping to pass the time instead :lol:




umtali1 wrote::offt:
My SO admits to snogging someone (not me, he didn't know of my existence then!) in his teenage years to this song.............

Flowers in their hair............whiter shade............San Francisco............. :roll:



LOL umtali1. Yup, those three little phrases bring back a lot of memories . . . .

So, to return to topic, I hope one of the experts pops in soon and puts us all out of our misery (The singing bit | mean) :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:21 pm

"I'll feel a whole lot better when"

I think it is a spotted flycatcher TessaG. No eye stripe.
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:00 pm

I can think of an ancient band - The Cowsills - Rain, Park & other things... Or 'Hair'... Should be from that era...

Just thought I'd add to the confusion... :lol:

So, looking back at the birdies, they all have answers! What's the problem?
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Unread post by MATTHYS » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:08 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:... Or 'Hair'... Should be from that era...

"'Give me a bird with hair, long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen" ? :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Tessa G » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:38 pm

Thanks BB, yes I see the difference now :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:15 pm

You got it TessaG "with a little help from my friends".
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:32 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:So, looking back at the birdies, they all have answers! What's the problem?

Mine doesn't? Except for my guesses and I'm certainly not sure at all ....
arks wrote:
Karin Mitton wrote:
arks wrote:I know that this is a terrible photo and I haven't a clue what bird it might be -- I'd thought perhaps a bulbul, but it has pale legs. :hmz:

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Seen in the garden at Evita se Perron in December 2015.

I have no idea what this is, but I do not think it is a bulbul - they are dark grey on the back ad wings, and have whit-ish bellies and chests

Hope someone can help!

Thanks, Karin, I also hope that someone can help. :pray: It might also be a Eurpean starling? :hmz:

I think that the bird on the right in your last two pix may be a streaky-headed seedeater?

As for that song, it was written by Pete Seeger in the 1950s (and yes, I am old enough to remember!) and popularised by Peter, Paul and Mary in the 1960s.
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