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Not a Big Year - Herman's SA trip Sept 2019

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Herman was on a solo trip to Timbavati and Johanessburg surroundings for both mammals and birdlife in September.  When I started our joint BY list, I considered myself the primary source so I included my solo trips, and our joint trips. Since he was on this trip on his own, and he's not really the primary author (hey) of our BY list, I won't be including this list in our joint BY count.

 

But I thought the rest of the BY-ers would be interested to see what species he obtained during his trip, and of course to share the list of birds he saw while on a very enjoyable outing with everyone's favourite South African safaripal @Peter Connan

 

I'll start with his outing to Rietvlei and Walter Sisulu with birding guide Ernest

 

African Darter

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African Reed Warbler

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African stonechat

 

female

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Forgot to mention this batch was from Rietvlei. 

 

Arrow-marked Babbler

 

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Black Crake

 

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Bokmakierie 

 

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Cape Robin Chat

 

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Kitsafari

a few additional Cape species

 

Cape Grassbird

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Cape Longclaw

 

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Cape Sparrow

 

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Cape Wagtail

 

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Cape White-eye

 

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Crowned Lapwing

 

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Fiscal Flycatcher

 

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Fiscal shrike

 

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Fork-tailed Drongo

 

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Grassveld Pipit

 

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xelas

@Kitsafari, congrats to Herman for great photos of very accommodating birds in good light ... but that is what South Africa has plenty to offer!

 

As for the main and the second shooter, Zvezda and me do not have such distinctive division for the posts in the Big Year, and you should include those new birds photographed by Herman also in your main Big Year thread.

 

@Peter Connan, he is a formidable person indeed, and a Safaripal par excellence.

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Peter Connan

Beautiful shots so far! Herman had a good day at Rietvlei.I have not seen a Bokmakierie there for a long time!

 

I also think it should be part of your combined score though.

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TonyQ

Excellent photos from Herman. He really has developed a lot as a bird photographer. Please pass on my congratulations to him

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PeterHG

Excellent photography throughout!

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Kitsafari

Grey go-away-bird 

 

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Karoo Thrush

 

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Kurricane Thrush

 

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Little Sparrowhawk

 

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Long-tailed widowbird

 

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Olive Pigeon

 

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Red-eyed Dove

 

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Red-winged Francolin

 

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Reed Cormorant

 

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Rufous-Naped Lark

 

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Southern masked weaver

 

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White-throated Swallow

 

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