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As a "veteran" of the big year, I am embarrassed that so many new faces are getting involved in this and I am yet to post a single photo. And it's April! We did have a lot of photos to process from our recent Kruger trip, so I'm using that as an excuse and I'm sticking to it!

 

I like @@Peter Connan 's idea of numbering them, which should make it easier to come to a total, although the mysterious prize promised by @@Game Warden has never been awarded, AFAIK.......

 

So I will start with the new species that we managed to spot in the Kruger National Park and go from there.

 

P.S. please forgive me for any misidentifications, it is bound to happen again sooner or later ;)

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North of Satara, KNP, 25/1/6   Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 500, f5.6-6.3, 1/500-1/1250           13) Rufous-naped lark

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Awesome @@Tdgraves. I get them in my back garden too. This individual ambushes sparrows at one of the bird baths.   How many species are you up to for the year so far?

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Berg-en-Dal in camp, KNP, 18/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 500, f6.3, 1/100

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 1000, f7.1, 1/400

 

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1) Retz's helmetshrike

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Berg-en-Dal in camp, KNP, 18/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 400, f8, 1/160

 

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2) Sombre greenbul

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Berg-en-Dal in camp, KNP, 18/1/16

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/80

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/200

 

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3) Ashy flycatcher

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Berg-en-Dal, 17/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/800

 

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18/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/2500

 

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4) Eurasian hobby

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KNP, 19/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/800

 

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5) Black-crowned tchagra

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KNP, 20/1/16

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/1600

 

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6) Lesser masked weaver (female)

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Atravelynn

May 2016 be your biggest year yet!

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Sabie river, KNP, 20/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 800, f8, 1/4000

 

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DItholo wildlife estate 28/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1600

 

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7) White-faced whistling duck

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May 2016 be your biggest year yet!

 

thanks @@Atravelynn, but I fear it will not be, as I bagged quite a few in the States last year and we will not be going to the US this year....

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@@Tdgraves

Great start with lovely pictures.

That Retz's Helmetshrike is a strange looking bird!

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Atravelynn

Then revel in the year gone by! I'm sure you have some exciting adventures awaiting in 2016 even if they don't produce multitudes of ticks, as in checking off bird species.

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Great start with lovely pictures.

That Retz's Helmetshrike is a strange looking bird!

Indeed, very strange eyes...

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Beautiful birds already!

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michael-ibk

Glad you've started your Big Year! Beautiful shots, I also very much like that Helmet-Shrike - what a cool bird.

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Tom Kellie

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I love your Ashy Flycatcher images!

They're gorgeous!

Thank you so much for adding camera setting and lens information on your birds.

Tom K.

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Near Talamati, KNP, 21/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 500, f8, 1/800

 

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8) Black-bellied bustard

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Near Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 19/1/16

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/2500

 

 

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Lower Sabie, KNP, 21/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 200, f7.1, 1/800

 

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9) Crowned eagle

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Near Satara, KNP, 23/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 400, f9, 1/1250

 

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10) Coqui francolin

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Near Talamati, KNP, 23/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1250

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/2000

 

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11) Rattling cisticola

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Your exceptional Rattling Cisticola images deserve a few words.

Having attempted...and failed...to photograph them to advantage, I admire your felicitous results.

The new 7D Mark II and your fine lens are producing eye-pleasing images.

Very happy to see such high-quality cisticola images.

Thank you.

Tom K.

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Near Satara, KNP, 25/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 2000, f7.1, 1/6400

 

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12) Eurasian golden oriole

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North of Satara, KNP, 25/1/6

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 500, f5.6-6.3, 1/500-1/1250

 

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13) Rufous-naped lark

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Letaba in camp, KNP, 25/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 1000, f5.6, 1/200

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 1000, f5.6, 1/160

 

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14) Red-winged starling

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Letaba in camp, KNP 25/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/100

 

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Shimuwini in camp, KNP, 26/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/125

 

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15) African paradise flycatcher

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