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16 minutes ago, Galana said:

 

Buy a Camera Trap!! Set in a strategic place after dark, retire with a glass of amber nectar and dream til morning.

 

@Galana ah but I have one - see post #426 above. Where would you suggest is a strategic place?

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No sooner had I got into the car than it had started raining. However, the birdspotting was not over. I had nearly got to the main road, where I saw a kestrel hovering and then it landed - full on gam

And some garden duplicates to make up for earlier shots   Dunnock       Goldfinch         Blue tit    

Unlikely to get any more this year, unless the weather is conducive to a festive walk, leading to some unusual geese, so here's one for Christmas that we found in the wild (not a garden) in Cornwall,

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16 minutes ago, Tdgraves said:

ah but I have one -

So you have. Have you a bird bath and/or bird table? A few spilled seeds to bring in mice and.........!

Or where you caught the Sparrowhawk.

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Ok will move it to near the bird feeders (tomorrow) and report back....

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Sorry to hear about your loss. Congrats on #300, and very jealous about the Racket-Tailed. Hope you had a good time in Zim?

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thanks @michael-ibk it was fabulous, but all seems a bit distant now....

 

time to look forward to the next trip ;) 

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12 minutes ago, Tdgraves said:

thanks @michael-ibk it was fabulous, but all seems a bit distant now....

 

time to look forward to the next trip ;) 

 

...which is in 91 days time!

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Now, I think that I need to make a correction. #394 was confidently identified by our guide as a Senegal coucal and I don't remember looking at this in the book. I have never seen one before, so was none the wiser. However, I have just found "another" Senegal coucal from Matusadona which is very different. So I got the book out and searched the internet and I believe that #394 is in fact a white-browed coucal, still a new one to us and hence the ease of the mistake. So here is the real Senegal coucal...

 

Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 9/9/17

 

Canon 5D mark iii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/1250

 

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308) Senegal coucal

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P.S. just bought a 4K monitor for the PC and the photos look sweeeet on it - highly recommended!

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, 3/9/17

 

Canon 5D mark iii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/1000

 

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309) Groundscraper thrush

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Somalisa in camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, 3/9/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1250, EV+1/3 a bit EBC, but it was the best I managed :(

 

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310) Tawny flanked prinia

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so that should be it for Hwange. Tomorrow, on to Matusadona....

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2 hours ago, Tdgraves said:

P.S. just bought a 4K monitor for the PC and the photos look sweeeet on it - highly recommended!

 

Make and model? Is it calibrated??

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Nice :o:D !! Well, I have never calibrated any oy my monitors anyway.

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It’s Like a giant iPad - photos are much less disappointing!

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So after saying that there were no more new ones, I have found another

 

Changa Safari Camp, in camp, Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 7/9/17

 

Canon 5D mark iii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/640

 

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311) Village weaver

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Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 7/9/17

 

Canon 5D mark iii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f6.3, 1/1000

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 800, f8, 1/1600 (courtesy of the OH)

 

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312) Glossy ibis

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Changa Safari Camp, in camp, Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 7/9/17

 

Canon 5D mark iii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f6.3, 1/640

 

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Canon 5D mark iii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/400

 

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313) Tropical boubou

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Changa Safari Camp, in camp, Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 7/9/17

 

Canon 5D mark iii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/500

 

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314) Black-crowned tchagra

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Changa Safari Camp, in camp, Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 7/9/17

 

Canon 5D mark iii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/320

 

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315) Jameson's firefinch

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Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 9/9/17

 

Canon 5D mark iii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/320

 

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316) Cinnamon-breasted bunting

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Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 6/9/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/1000

 

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8/9/17, Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 500, f5.6, 1/1250

 

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10/9/17, Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 500, f5.6, 1/1000

 

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317) Pied kingfisher

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Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 10/9/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/1000

 

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318) Zitting cisticola

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Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 10/9/17

 

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

 

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319) African pipit

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Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe, 10/9/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/640

 

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320) Little bee-eater

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