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21. Speckled Mousebird.

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286. Eurasian Kingfisher. A grey day, but the colours of three juvenile Kingfishers stood out beautifully.    

For this I thought I had quit ;): I hadn't, but I was not able to go out for quite some time. Fortunately this week I managed a little trip and even got some for my Big Year thread. 285. Common B

389. Great Grey Shrike. I went to try and see the Parrot Crossbill, but did not find them. Instead I got this one.   Well I also got a Nuthatch quite close (not counting) when the light

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22. Cape Rock Thrush. Landed on the patio when the sun had set. Used the flash for a quick shot. Well, al least I got it...

 

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23. Cape White-eye.

 

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And another one in Wilderness on 30th of january

 

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24, Cape Cormorant. Actually this specimen did not look very healthy to me. I told him he still counted in spite of his condition.

 

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25. Cape Spurfowl. 'Cape' must be the first name of the majority of South African birds, I sometimes think...

 

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26. Cape Weaver.

 

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27. Southern Fiscal Shrike. Very common and seen on every day of our trip.

 

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28. Cape Batis. Beautiful little bird that kept flitting between branches.

 

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29. Greater Striped Swallow.

 

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30. Hartlaub's Gull. Also a lifer for me.

 

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It might just be me...but can anyone else not see these no doubt excellent photos?

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It might just be me...but can anyone else not see these no doubt excellent photos?

 

I've checked the online gallery, but it is set to public, so I don't understand why you are not seeing them..

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@@PeterHG - I can now see them. I can't explain it, as it's the same browser and laptop. Either way they are excellent photos.

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31. White-fronted Plover

 

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32. Red-faced Mousebird

 

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And later (10-2) near Darling

 

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33. African Pipit (11-1) south of Caledon

 

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34. Large-billed Lark (11-2) South of Caledon. An aptly named Lark...

 

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The next batch were all taken in/near Montagu. Some from 9-11 januari, the later ones on 28/29 January. We had to interrupt our Africa trip, returning to Holland for two weeks and went back to SA later, to continue our travels. I'll tell more in the upcoming trip report.

 

35. Reed Cormorant

 

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36. Fiscal Flycatcher

 

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37. Cape Sparrow

 

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38. Yellow-billed Duck

 

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39. Cattle Egret

 

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40. White-Rumped Swift

 

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41. Karoo Scrub Robin

 

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