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I hope it's not contagious!

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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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@@Tdgraves - You have some great photos here.

 

Like you the Pied Starling has become my nemesis! I saw them clearly at a number of petrol stations and traffic stops but I declined to take a photos believing that I would see them in their natural environment. Suffice to say I've now returned from two months in SA with no picture.

 

Two corrections you may want to consider in your list.

 

No. 20. Is more likely the virens race of Cape White-Eye. My books say the African Yellow White-Eye is uncommon and range restricted in South Africa to Northern Zululand only.

 

No. 65 - I can't be certain but I think it's a White-browed Scrub-Robin

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@@lmSA84 you are absolutely right about the white-eye. If I had bothered to look in the book, I would see that they really don't exist in SA. For some reason I had it in my head that was what it was. Therefore, must always check!

 

On a second look, I think you are right about no 65 as well, a white-browsed scrub-robin. But there will be a dusky lark coming from KNP....

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 15/1/17



Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/800



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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/1600



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72) Red-backed shrike


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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 15/1/17



Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/2000



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73) Namaqua dove (female)


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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 15/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/1000, EV+2/3

 

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74) Purple roller

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 15/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/640, EV+1

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75) Fork-tailed drongo

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 15/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/800, EV+2/3

 

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76) Magpie shrike

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 16/1/17

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

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/640

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/2000

 

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77) Spotted flycatcher

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 16/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/800

 

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78) Blue waxbill

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 16/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/1600

 

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79) White-bellied sunbird

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 16/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/320

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80) Blacksmith lapwing

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 16/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 800, f8, 1/2500

 

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Canon 7D mark i, 100-400 mark i, ISO 500, f5.6, 1/800, EV+1 1/3

 

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81) Familiar chat

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 16/1/17
Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 250, f9, 1/250

 

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82) Common waxbill

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 16/1/17
Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 250, f8, 1/800

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83) Marico flycatcher

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 16/1/17
Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/1000

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84) Southern grey-headed sparrow

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 16/1/17
Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/1250

 

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85) Laughing dove

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 17/1/17
Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 200, f8, 1/400, EV +1

 

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86) Speckled pigeon

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Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 17/1/17
Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 400, f9, 1/1000, EV +2/3

 

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87) Barn swallow

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And an odd one to finish - as we were leaving, on a farm near Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 17/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 200, f8, 1/1250

 

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88) Emu

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I missed this guy

 

Ditholo Wildlife Estate, South Africa, 16/1/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/1600

 

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89) Red-billed quelea

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And a couple of duplicates

 

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Objections, your honour! I challenge the inclusion of the Emu, clearly we are supposed to take photos of "wild" birds? I will concede that it does not say so explicitly in the rules, though, and I will furthermore concede I am a hypocrite because I have been guilty myself with a Peacock and a Moscovy Duck last year. But I do think we should establish what is allowed and what is not. If captive birds are ok we could all just go to the zoo. :)

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Aren't fenced game parks also captive then? ;)

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Objections, your honour! I challenge the inclusion of the Emu, clearly we are supposed to take photos of "wild" birds? I will concede that it does not say so explicitly in the rules, though, and I will furthermore concede I am a hypocrite because I have been guilty myself with a Peacock and a Moscovy Duck last year. But I do think we should establish what is allowed and what is not. If captive birds are ok we could all just go to the zoo. :)

 

You can go too, too,too

Going to the zoo, zoo,zoo !!!

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