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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:27 am

Adrian, yup we got loads of photos. Non too great to brag about but good enough to id the bird.

Most photos are posted on SA Rare Birds Facebook group.

I will only be able to post some of mine later this afternoon.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby MattAxel » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:45 pm

adrianp wrote:
MattAxel wrote:Up to 561 with the additions of Melodious Lark at Vlaklaagte and White-backed Night-Heron at Mabusa both yesterday, and Collared Flycatcher in Randburg this morning :D


Wow, Collared flycatcher!!! :clap: :thumbs_up: do you have a picture???


Yip, like WTM said; got a few record shots, but nothing great. Here is one of my 'better' shots from this morning. Definitely enough to see it's a Ficedula.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby H. erectus » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:09 pm

adrianp wrote:Check out the images of both hooded vulture and juvenile bateleur. Both can have the "egyptian vulture" like appearance.


Bateleur??? no, a Hooded vulture, if any, yes.

It seems a lot of rare birds are frolicking locally,
who knows maybe this one too!!!?? Hah, maybe
our pastures are greener on this side!!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Ferdelance » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:26 pm

Well Done to all the guys who got the Collared Flycatcher! I'm hanging on till friday before I get a chance to see it....

My trip to the Eastern Capri-vi netted me 26 Lifers taking me up to 588. Some great birding in that area I must say!

Lifers were:
Slaty Egret -- Chobe
Booted Eagle -- Zambezi
Red Billed Spurfowl -- Chobe
African Finfoot -- Zambezi
Allen's Galinule -- Zambezi
Lesser Jacana -- Zambezi
Long Toed Lapwing -- Zambezi
Rock Pratincole -- Zambezi
African Skimmer -- Zambezi
Meyer's Parrot -- Chobe
Schalow's Turaco -- Zambezi
Coppery Tailed Coucal -- Zambezi
White-Browed Coucal -- Chobe
Grey Rumped Swallow -- Zambezi
Hartlaub's Babbler -- Zambezi
Greater Swamp Warbler -- Zambezi
Laupula Cisticola -- Zambezi
Chirping Cisticola -- Zambezi
Copper Sunbird -- Kasane
Northern Grey Headed Sparrow -- Kazangula Border post
Brown Firefinch -- Zambezi
Southern Brown Throated Weaver -- Zambezi
House Martin -- Zambezi
Collared Palm-Thrush -- Kasane
Swamp Boubou -- Zambezi
Sand Martin -- Zambezi

Now I need some good fortune and a cooperating Flycatcher.... :pray: :rtm:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Eugene123 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:47 pm

566 after the Collared Flycatcher twitch
Well done Ferdelance!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:32 am

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Tilandi » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:53 am

My new total 456 - Collared Flycather yesterday in Randburg :dance: :dance:

:congrats: Ferdelance :clap:

Nice pics Wildtuinman :hands: Good to see you yesterday and :thanx:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:59 am

Nice seeing you too, Tilandi!

And it was a great pleasure! Hope the photos came out ok? :?

Here is my last photo of the bird, taken yesterday. I understand it is no longer present. :(

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:18 am

Kraalkop Nature Reserve the weekend - got me 2 ticks, Lazy Cisticola and at last, Verreaux's Eagle :dance: My total 458. :D
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Ladybirder » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:07 pm

638 after the Collared Flycatcher in Randburg.
Well done Tilandi

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Ferdelance » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:11 pm

Well done Tilandi ! Your list is closing in on 500! :thumbs_up:

I managed to get the Madagascar cuckoo on the 2nd attempt on the weekend thank goodness! Takes me to 589...
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Ferdelance » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:52 pm

November 2012

GROUP 800
1 Lizet Grobbelaar 850 Nov 12
2 Niall 850 Sept 12
3 deefstes 832 Dec 11
4 Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan 10
5 Johnd 800 May 12

GROUP 700
6 Bosnimf 763 (+28) Nov 12
7 Yolande Oelsen 735 (+32) Nov 12
8 Jakkalsbessie 723 Nov 11
9 JoelR 706 Sept 12

GROUP 600
10 Oryx 698 Nov 10 (T=700)
11 Moegaai 688 July 11 (T=700)
12 Sion 678 Jan 10 (photographed)
13 Adansonia 676 Jul 10
14 Johan van Rensburg 647 (+7) Nov 12
15 Elminster 643 Feb 10 (SO = 570)
16 wildjohn 640 Jan 07
17 Ladybirder 638 (+3) Nov 12
18 Bookman 635 Mar 09
19 Wildtuinman 634 (+2) Nov 12
20 Gfordyce 631 Apr 10
21 Johann 617 Oct 12 (T=625)
22 Leonie2 607 Oct 12
23 O-Dog 604 March 12
24 Imax 602 (+2) Nov 12
25 Wolph 602 Apr 12 (T=615)
26 Snoobab 602 Jul 09

GROUP 500
27 Ferdelance 589 (+35) Nov 12
28 Francoisd 588 Jan 12
29 Adrianp 580 (+13) Nov 12
30 Laine 578 Sept 12
31 Johan N 575 (+12) Nov 12
32 Pieter Steyn 567 Jan 12
33 Eugene123 566 (+1) Nov 12
34 Mattaxel 561 (+12) Nov 12
35 Jacqual 560 Jul 09
36 Malles 550 Apr 10 (T=555)
37 Skopsie 541 Jan 12
38 Dotdan 539 Sept 12
39 Ivan 530 Sept 11(T=550)
40 Walt3 524 Jan 12 (T=550)
41 Gary 522 (+10) Nov 11
42 Pantera Leo 518 Sept 12 (T=530)
43 MikeV 513 Oct 09 (T=523)
44 Batmad 508 Oct 12 (T=550)
45 Kameelperd 506 (+1) Nov 12
46 Eben Lombard 502 Jan 10

GROUP 400
47 Bush Baptist 492 Oct 12
48 TrevorC 490 (+4) Nov 12 (T=500)
49 Falconry4ever 490 Feb 11
50 Salamanda 475 Jul 10
51 Roan 471 (+3) Nov 12
52 Tilandi 458 (+3) Nov 12 (T=465)
53 Nkumbe 449 Aug 12 (T=460)
54 Rusty Justy 449 May 10
55 Aquila#12 447 Aug 11 (T=500)
56 TaraLB 446 Feb 08
57 Huntsman 445 (+27) Nov 12
58 DavenJan 444 March 11
59 nightjar 444 Jan 10
60 Barcud 441 Aug 10
61 FireFinch 439 Dec 11
62 Laksman 437 Jan 10 (T=500)
63 Richman 433 Oct 12 (T=450)
64 Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec 09
65 Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 March 11
66 Kika 424 Sept 12 (T=440)
67 Jacliz 423 May 12
68 Maddy 418 Sep 10
69 Wondercloak 418 Oct 08
70 SaGecko 415 Oct 12
71 McGyver 414 Oct 10 (T=450)
72 mountainview 408 April 11

GROUP 300
73 Gjorgi 389 Jan 12
74 Jan46 388 Nov 11
75 Estienne 387 Feb 11 (T=420)
76 Wild Family 386 Jun 07
77 wildthing 385 March 12 (T=400)
78 Jurgens 380 Apr 09
79 PNF 379 (+5) Nov 12 (T=400)
80 Arks 382 Sept 12
81 Bok bok 376 Jan 07
82 pnm 355 Sept 12 (T=360)
83 Black Harrier 346 Feb 11
84 Sky 345 May 12 (T=370)
85 BushBuddies 338 (+1) Oct 12
86 JenB 338 Oct 09 (T=450)
87 Jeanus 338 Nov 08
88 Nattim 336 Apr 12 (T=350)
89 Bahamut 332 March 12
90 Rooies 331 Sep 08
91 Magaff 327 Oct 08
92 Ifubesi 325 Sep 10
93 Kwando 322 Nov 11 (T=400)
94 Cherries 322 Nov 11
95 JP Huis 322 Mar 09
96 Guinea Pig 315 Nov 11
97 Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sept 11 (T=320)
98 Dabchick 303 Nov 10 (T=310)
99 Rodsab 301 May 11 (T=350)

GROUP 200
100 Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan 12
101 Freda 296 Apr 08
102 Jungle Junkie 293 March 12 (T=320)
103 kooscra 293 Feb 11 (T=350)
104 Skyjuggler 286 Apr 09
105 Elsa 284 Jan 10
106 Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan 08
107 DuQues 281 Feb 11
108 Wildewilhelm 277 Mar 09 (T=300)
109 Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug 09
110 Davejenny 254 Nov 11
111 Sprocky 254 Dec 09
112 RosemaryH 251 Mar 08
113 csummers 250 Feb 09
114 Wild about cats 249 April 11
115 Hobbit 248 Mar 09
116 Kingfishergirl 239 Feb 09
117 Granjan 238 Aug 12
118 cpetzer 238 Jul 08
119 Senyetse 238 Jan 08
120 Junior1449 237 Oct 08
121 Crested Val 233 (+1) Nov 12 (T=300)
122 Beefmaster 228 Nov 08
123 Katja 223 Jan 07
124 Flutterby 219 April 11
125 Scottm 215 Jan 12
126 Mgoddard 214 April 11
127 gavinp 214 Jan 07
128 Deville 213 Jan 07
129 Mel123 211 Oct 12 (T=230)
130 Ossendrywer 211 Jan 11
131 MarkwildDog 212 Aug 08
132 SuperBat 208 Apr 10
133 Neil Crawford 206 Mar 09
134 ShakeyJakes 205 May 09
135 Alf King 205 May 09
136 BushAddict 203 Jan 10

GROUP 100
137 DinkyBird 199 Aug 10 (T=200)
138 Restio 197 Mar 08
139 H.erectus 192 (+5) Nov 12 (T=201)
140 jonty1 189 Mar 08
141 acekam 188 Feb 07
142 Oumie 181 Jan 07
143 leopardspotter 181 Jan 07
144 MaryMattMillie 176 Nov 11
145 Jock 174 Aug 08
146 bucky 170 Mar 07
147 Bontebok 168 Jul 10 (T=220)
148 Super mongoose 164 (+53) Nov 12 (T=150)
149 Normana53 164 Oct 09
150 Wild@Heart 160 Jan 07
151 Michael367 148 (photo's) July 11
152 Batsman 146 Jun 09
153 bert 131 Jul 08
154 JacoPietersen 128 (+21) Nov 12
155 Alicia 124 June 12
156 bentley 121 Aug 07
157 jaapvandijk 105 Jan 07

GROUP <100
158 Quin2008 75 Dec 09
159 Meinfam 71 Jan 07
160 Toddelelfe 67 Jan 07
161 scipio 61 Feb 08
162 Oddesy 40 Nov 08
163 Moira de Swart 33 Dec 08
164 Rusky 31 (worldlist 464) (Aus list 219) (India list 238) Sept 12
165 Curtis Dillon 18 Dec 09

To all the fellow birders out there, join in the list and become involved
in the challenge and get a ranking! :thumbs_up:

So long as we have fun and love the moments out there! :thumbs_up:

The climbers are highlighted in red and a very well done to you
New entries are in blue!!!
Orange are the movers to a higher group !

Well done to this months new jacket holders!
The 3 biggest climbers for November being:

1- Ferdelance (35) - Red Jacket
2- Bosnimf (28) - Green Jacket
3- Huntsman (27) -Blue Jacket

Please make mention of the Target you want to reach by the end of 2013 , and please also post your total and target in BOLD. It makes it much easier to see for me.... :whistle: :wink:
P.S once you've mentioned your total thats fine unless you want to update the mark!

Keep up the Birding and what ever you guys and girls do enjoy it while you still can!
Looks like in the winter has gotten hold of us now! Keep safe on the roads out there.........
Wishing you all a safe and succseful rest of the year! Whatever you do keep one eye on the feathered friends! :tongue: :wink: Well done on all those succesful updates! May the summer begin! :popcorn:
Keep an eye out for those real specials! :cam: :rtm: :thumbs_up:
Master of Stats signing off....... :thumbs_up: :dance: :tongue:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:22 pm

Ferdelance you are really moving!!! :congrats: I see there is quite a challenge among the top 500's.
:bcool: that you got the Madagascar Cuckoo! :clap: :clap: Hoping it hangs around till the end of the month :pray: :pray:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Roan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:41 pm

Hi all.
I'm up to 478 after I came back from KNP.
Latest special lifers:
Yellow wagtail - Tihongonyeni area
Olivetree warbler - Sirheni
Greencapped eremomela - Pafuri
Gorgeous bushshrike - Crook's Corner
2013. . . . . Okavango?

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Johann » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:43 pm

After a slow year I picked up quite a few lifers during December and was able to pass my year-end target of 625 and are currently on 626. I'm off to northern Kruger for a few days and can maybe add another one or two before New Year's if we're lucky.

Recent addictions :
618 Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis Withalsvlieëvanger - Randburg, GP
619 Madagascar Cuckoo Cuculus rochii Madagaskarkoekoek - southern KNP
620 Magpie Mannikin Lonchura fringilloides Dikbekfret - Tzaneen, LP
621 Dark-capped Yellow Warbler Iduna natalensis Geelsanger - Magoebaskloof, LP
622 Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis Nicholsonse koester - Dullstroom, MP

Wakkerstroom, MP :
623 Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum Mahem
624 African Rock Pipit Anthus crenatus Klipkoester
625 Rudd's Lark Heteromirafra ruddi Drakensberglewerik
626 Yellow-breasted Pipit Anthus chloris Geelborskoester

Merry Christmas and God bless to all those that do celebrate this wonderful event. Happy holidays to those that don't. Travel safe people.
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