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#191 Wigeon (Anas penelope)

Minsmere, Suffolk, UK. Dec 2017

 

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Oh crikey. 2017 is already flying past and I'm just getting around to posting my first birds.   It has been a slow start but hopefully a trip to Botswana in May will help me get my numbers up. In

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#192 Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

 

Minsmere, Suffolk, UK. Dec 2017

 

Male ( with knob at base of bill)

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#193 Goose (Anser anser domesticus)

Minsmere, Suffolk, UK. Dec 2017

 

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#194 Tawny Flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava)

Majete NP, Malawi. Nov 2017

 

The ID on this bird is by no means certain, but until someone comes up with a better suggestion I'm calling it a Tawny Flanked Prinia. (Thanks @Galago

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I just binned a Domestic Goose I saw on a recent trip. damn! Would have put another step between me and the hare!

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Hey, the hare have them on stock ... but is afraid of The Wrath of @Galana . If you will pull Anser anser domesticus I will reply with Anas platyrhynchos domesticus :D !!

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12 hours ago, xelas said:

Hey, the hare have them on stock ... but is afraid of The Wrath of @Galana . If you will pull Anser anser domesticus I will reply with Anas platyrhynchos domesticus :D !!

 

The only reason I put it in was because I saw them in a wildlife reserve. I could have photographed them on the next door farm any time. :rolleyes:

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In #81 (Redbilled Oxpecker) you are complaining about the quality of the picture.

Check #142 Yellowbilled Oxpecker. One of the 4 birds is actually a Redbilled Oxpecker and a much better picture than in #81 :D

PS I have never before seen both species together.

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24 minutes ago, mvecht said:

One of the 4 birds is actually a Redbilled Oxpecker

From the empty Namib/Naukluft I agree. Quite a good capture to get both species together.

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Well that's it for 2017.

I'm very disappointed I didn't even manage to reach 200 birds.

On the positive side though, it has been fantastic to see so many more people taking part in the Big Year in 2017 and so many terrific photos.

On to 2018 now. 

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Dave Williams

A shame you just missed the 200 but it's now your target for 2018. Go for it!

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Peter Connan

Still a valiant effort!

 

Great photos, as always.

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Galana

Congratulations on a valiant record. They all count.

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TonyQ

A great thread to follow, with excellent photos. I look forward to your 2018 Big Year!

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On 1/7/2018 at 8:59 PM, TonyQ said:

A great thread to follow, with excellent photos. I look forward to your 2018 Big Year!

 

Too kind :rolleyes:

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