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95) Cape Weaver:

 

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Kaapse Wewer Ploceus capensis

 

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96) Cape Wagtail:

 

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Gewone Kwikkie Motacilla capensis

 

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97) African Penguin:

 

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Brilpikkewyn Spheniscus demersus

 

When we were done at Harold Porter, Elsa said "do you want some Penguin", and off we went to Boulders. The penguins here are so tame, you can trip over them.

As we were leaving, I noticed one that was struggling. Going closer for a look, we noticed that it had it's foot trapped between two branches that were twisted around each other. We managed to free it, but I got quite a gash on the back of my left hand for my trouble. These things can bite deceptively quickly!

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98) White-necked Raven:

 

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Withalskraai Corvus albicollis

 

Along the road, Cape Town, 8 April.

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99) Egyptian Goose:

 

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Kolgans Alopochen aegyptiacus

 

Cape Town, 8 April

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Sorry to hear about your camera problems, hope it will be fixed soon. Fantastic shots as usual, though. I love the Sugarbirds of course, but the standout photo for me is the Common Starling. Now, one more to go for 100!

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Sorry to hear about your camera - but you did brilliantly well with your loaned one. It looks like the Botanical Gardens at Cape Town is a good place to visit!

I am loving your photos - and it looks like you will be first to 100...

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Thanks Michael and Tony.

 

Tony, take note that the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens are in the Betty's Bay area. This is on the eastern side of False Bay, about 30km from Cape Town itself.

 

The Kirstenbosh National Botanical gardens are the ones in Cape Town. Also a beautiful venue, and with a greater range of habitat, and thus more species of birds, but perhaps a bit less productive in terms of Sugarbirds and Sunbirds.

 

Will get to 100 tonight if nothing intervenes...

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@@Peter Connan, beautiful birds, the Sunbirds and Sugarbirds are just dazzling amidst the floral displays. A Penguin bite for being a Good Samaritan, they look so harmless. I do hope to get to Capetown one day in the not to distant future, so appreciate the info.

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Thank you @@elefromoz

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100) Black-winged Stilt:

 

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Rooipootelsie Himantopus himantopus

 

10 April, Strandfontein

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101) Greater Flamingo:

 

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Grootflamink Phoenicopterus ruber

 

10 April, Strandfontein

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102) Lesser Flamingo:

 

 

Kleinflamink Phoenicopterus minor

 

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103) Little Egret:

 

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Kleinwitreier Egretta garzetta

 

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104) Cape Teal:

 

 

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Teeleend Anas capensis

 

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Beautiful stilt with a mirror-like reflection

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105) Red-billed Teal:

 

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Rooibekeend Anas erythrorhyncha

 

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Thank you @@Tdgraves

 

106) Pied Avocet:

 

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Bontelsie Recurvirostra avosetta

 

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107) Swift Tern:

 

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Geelbeksterretjie Sterna bergii

 

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108) Sacred Ibis:

 

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Skoorsteenveer Threskiornis aethiopicus

 

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109) Grey Heron:

 

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Bloureier Ardea cinerea

 

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110) Mallard Duck:

 

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Groenkopeend Anas platyrhynchos

 

Note: This is another introduced species.

 

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You're certainly making good progress! And wonderful shots again!

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michael-ibk

Congratualtions on passing the 100 mark! Love the Black-Winged Stilt.

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TonyQ

Wonderful photos - the Black Winged Stilt and he Greater Flamingo in particular are stunning!

Imteresting to see the Avocet here, in Austria with Michael and in the UK.

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