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128. Pied Crow. West Coast NP. Somehow I always forget to take a photo of this crow, so this is the only one I have..

 

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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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129. Speckled Pigeon, Darling 11th Feb

 

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130. Steppe Buzzard. Darling 11th Feb.'Vulpinus' is now considered a subspecies of buteo buteo, so I I don't know if I can still add our 'own' buzzard later on....

 

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Great additions. So get your Pied Crow problem, always happens to me as well.

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131. Booted eagle. Darling 11th Feb

 

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132, Crowned Cormorant. Yzerfontein 11th Feb

 

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133. Spur-winged Goose. Darling 11th Feb

 

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134. White-throated Canary. Namaqua NP 13th Feb. Through the kitchen window of our cottage.

 

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135. Ashy Tit. Namaqua NP 13th Feb

 

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136. Rock Martin. Fish River Canyon 15th Feb.

 

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137. Pale-winged Starling. Fish River Canyon 15th Feb.

 

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And I kind of like this one, with my wife in the background near the car, looking at the same bird

 

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138. Mountain Wheatear. Fish River Canyon 15th Feb.

 

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139. Bokmakierie Fish River Canyon 16th Feb.

 

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140. White-backed Mousebird. Fish River Canyon 16th Feb.

 

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Excellent shot of the Rock Martin, and the Starling is very cool as well.

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Great photos -the Pale Winged-starlings in flight are beautiful.

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Agree. Fantastic photos of the starling.

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141. Dusky Sunbird. Fish River Canyon Feb.

 

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142. Rosy-faced Lovebird. Keetmanshoop Feb.

 

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143. Southern Masked Weaver. Keetmanshoop Feb

 

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144. Acacia Pied Barbet. Keetmanshoop Feb

 

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145. Violet-eared Waxbill. Keetmanshoop Feb. Definitely an ebc shot :) I would have loved a better shot, but it kept disappearing in the grass and bushes. As it turned out it was the only one we saw.....

 

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146. African Jacana. Southern Namibia Feb. In the same category as the previous one and, to my surprise, also the only one we saw.

 

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The next batch were all taken in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park during our 9-days' stay there.

 

147. Black-chested Snake Eagle

 

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148. White-browed Sparrow Weaver. Very common. The first one was taken form our tent in the Kalahari Tented Camp with the Springbok in the background.

 

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