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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17



Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/2000 EV+1/3



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15) Rufous-naped lark


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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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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

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

 

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16) Swainson's spurfowl

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

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

 

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17) Spotted thick-knee

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1000, f8, 1/250

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18) Cape robin-chat

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1250, f8, 1/8000

 

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19) Dark-chanting goshawk (and adversary)

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1250, f8, 1/1000

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20) African yellow white-eye

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Nice shots - particularly like the Pied Starling, never managed to get close to one.

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Peter Connan

Excellent shots of the starling and white-eye!

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

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

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21) Common house martin

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17



Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1000, f8, 1/1600



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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1000, f8, 1/400



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22) Fork-tailed drongo (juvenile)


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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 640, f8, 1/2000

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1600, f8, 1/3200

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1600, f8, 1/1000

 

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23) Southern masked weaver

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 640, f8, 1/2000

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 500, f6.3, 1/2000, EV+1

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1000, f5.6, 1/2500, EV+1

 

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24) White-fronted bee-eater (with bee!)

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 640, f8, 1/1000

 

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25) Southern red bishop

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Actually this is another new one, now that I have looked at the book



Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17



Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 640, f8, 1/2000, EV +2/3



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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1000, f8, 1/1000



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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1000, f8, 1/1250



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26) White-throated swallow


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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1250, f8, 1/1000

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 640, f8, 1/500

 

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Juvenile

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1250, f8, 1/1600

 

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27) Reed cormorant

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 640, f8, 1/1600, EV +1

 

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28) White-breasted cormorant (a bit ebc I'm afraid)

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17



Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 1600, f8, 1/6400



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and one courtesy of the OH



Canon 7D mark i, 100-400 mark i, ISO 800, f8, 1/1600




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29) African darter


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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 800, f8, 1/1600 EV+2/3

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30) Grey-headed gull (probably also new)

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 800, f8, 1/1600

 

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31) Cape wagtail

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/640

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32) Crimson-breasted shrike

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 800, f8, 1/2000

 

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33) Pin-tailed whydah

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1000, f7.1, 1/1600

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f6.3, 1/1250

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34) African hoopoe

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/2000 EV +2/3

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35) Greater striped swallow

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Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa, 14/1/17

Canon 7D mark i, 100-400 mark i, ISO 800, f8, 1/2500 EV +2/3

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36) Common ostrich (courtesy of the OH who was on the correct side of the vehicle)

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