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Dave Williams

Just catching up, you had some fabulous seabird sightings well captured on camera too!

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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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@@PeterHG - congrats fantastic photos and bird list - the pelagic species, larks and snipe are real standouts for me

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Thanks @@Dave Williams and @ImSA84. That pelagic trip was really something special and worth the 7 hours of discomfort on the little boat....;)

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90. White-breasted Cormorant. Kommetjie 5th Feb.

 

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91. African Penguin. Boulder's Beach 6th Feb. The king rules....

 

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92. Malachite Sunbird. Fishhoek 6th Feb.

 

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93. African Harrier Hawk. Sir Lowry's Pass 8th Feb.

 

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94. Cape Canary. Kirstenbosch 7th Feb.

 

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95. Orange-breasted Sunbird. Kirstenbosch 7th Feb.

 

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96. Dusky Flycatcher. Kirstenbosch 7th Feb.

 

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Also on the 7th a trip to Strandfontein Sewage works, which provided the next batch:

 

97. Greater Flamingo

 

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98. Southern Pochard

 

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99. Little Grebe

 

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100. Cape Teal

 

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101. Cape Shoveler

 

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102. Glossy Ibis

 

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103. Three-banded Plover

 

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104. Hottentot Teal. It's the dot in the middle...:)

 

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105. Red-billed Teal

 

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106. Black-winged Stilt

 

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107. White-throated Swalllow

 

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108. Black-headed Heron

 

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109. Levaiilant's Cisticola. I must confess I'm not 1000% sure in this one, but then I rarely am with cisticolas......

 

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110. Common Waxbill

 

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Well done on reaching the magic 100!. Superb photos on the boat trip in what must have been difficult conditions.

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