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Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:20 pm

ndloti wrote: anyone heard one yet this season ?


ndloti,
Yes we heard one very early(05h00) a week ago, but not since then, just passing through maybe? We are in the Northern parts of Pretoria next to Roodeplaat dam.

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Unread post by JoelR » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:37 pm

They are all over in the Waterberg, where I was on Monday. They had arrived a week earlier, they said, which is about their normal arrival date.

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Unread post by Sprocky » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:51 pm

We hear them daily in Phalaborwa, here is one I photoraphed this morning near Letaba.

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:13 pm

I love these little guys. I took this at Shingwedzi, from the restaurant veranda. Check that tail :lol:

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Unread post by JenB » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:34 pm

:lol: Love it DB!!
I hear my first woody of the season on Sunday at Zaagkuil. :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by naomi c » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:26 am

If I remember correctly, Jumbo reported a sighting of a Woodland Kingfisher in Brooklyn Pretoria last year. Well, on my way to work this morning I saw one in Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary (Brooklyn Pretoria).
Our offices are not far from the Sanctuary - would be great if I could hear it calling too! :D

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Unread post by ndloti » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:16 am

Heard & saw one near home this morning .
May have been around for a few days allready , I don't walk /cycle in the same direction every day .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Unread post by oddesy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:37 am

Thanks DB!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: now i need to get back to kruger :pray:
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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by ndloti » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:05 am

oddesy wrote:Thanks DB!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: now i need to get back to kruger :pray:


My longing was instantly turned into a craving .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Unread post by Sprocky » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:26 pm

Another one I got this morning.

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Unread post by TheunsH » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:37 am

I saw a Woodland Kingfisher yesterday in a tree in our backyard. He was eyeballing the hollow tree stump which the Blackcollared Barbets have abandoned 3 weeks ago after raising their chicks. :shock: Maybe he and the lady are moving in! :dance: :dance: :dance:

Herewith a photo and sorry about the poor quality:
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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by Sprocky » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:57 am

Wow Theuns! It would be great if they did move in, I have them in my garden every day but they nest somewhere else.

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by TheunsH » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:48 am

Yes that would be great Sprocky, we are holding thumbs! :thumbs_up:

Thanks for your video DinkyBird. I'm a bit of a "Big 5" person and not much of a birder and I have always thought that sound was made by some sort of a dove! :redface: Now I know it's the Woodlands Kingfisher! :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by Jumbo » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:49 am

That is really so cool, TheunsH!!! 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by Impisi08 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:44 pm

It was great to hear that sound again. Thanks Dinkybird.

I saw this one on the H4-1

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