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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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42. Karoo Prinia. Lifer again.

 

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43. Alpine Swift. I can never resist the temptation to try and shoots swifts in flight. I had to delete a whole bunch but I did end up with a few of this species, which I never photographed before.

 

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44. African Sacred Ibis (juvenile). They have a fairly large colony at a dam in Montagu

 

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45. Malachite Kingfisher. At the same dam. Somehow I never got close to kingfishers on this trip. This one is is a major crop

 

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46. African Marsh Harrier

 

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47. Egyptian Goose

 

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48. Pied Starling. This all I got...

 

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From Montagu we went to Wilderness. The next batch is from there, from 29th January till 1st of February

 

49. Knysna Turaco. What a spectacular bird.

 

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50. African Purple Gallinule

 

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The Knysna Turaco is a spectacular bird, but the photograph is stunningly good!

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51. Greater Painted Snipe. Excited to see this lifer, so reason enough for this EBC shot!

 

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52. Pied Kingfisher

 

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53. Greater Double-collared Sunbird

 

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54. Grey Sunbird

 

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55. Forest Canary

 

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56. Chorister Robin Chat

 

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57. Amethyst Sunbird

 

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58. Olive Woodpecker

 

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59. Swee Waxbill. Beautiful little bird!

 

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60. Lemon Dove

 

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61. African Darter

 

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62. Red-necked Spurfowl

 

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63. Paradise Flycatcher. Unfortunately I only got a glimpse of one on this trip. The picture doesn't do justice to this beautiful bird, but you know...ebc

 

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64. Southern Double-collared Sunbird.

 

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