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149. Yellow Canary.

 

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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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150. Lanner Falcon.

 

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151. Kori Bustard

 

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152. Verreaux's Eagle Owl. What a magnificent owl....!

 

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153. Tawny Eagle

 

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154. Black-shouldered Kite

 

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More beautiful shots! The Eagle taking off leaving splashes of water is superb.

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155. Fork-tailed Drongo

 

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156. Lesser Grey Shrike

 

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157. African Hoopoe

 

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158. Crimson-breasted Shrike. Not rare, but always hard to get a shot of (well, for me anyway..) in spite of the striking colors.

 

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159. Pale Chanting Goshawk. For me, one of the signature raptors of the Kgalagadi. Very common, but I never tire of seeing them.

 

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And the juvenile

 

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160. Namaqua Dove

 

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161. Marico Flycatcher

 

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Not counting, as it is a double, but this Fiscal Shrike is the western race, with the white eyebrow stripe

 

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162. Cape Glossy Starling. Or just 'Cape Starling', but I can't ignore the 'glossy' part.

 

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163. Crowned Lapwing

 

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164. Swallow-tailed Bee-eater. As colourful as all the Bee-eaters. I had never seen this one before.

 

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165. Common Scimitarbill

 

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166. Southern Grey-headed Sparrow

 

 

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167. Familiar Chat.

 

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168. Scaly-feathered Finch

 

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Some stunning captures there Peter. No 154 makes me a little like gritting my teeth after my 16 hour endurance in a bird hide! I had hoped to see one in Namibia but it wasn't to be there either.

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169. Secretarybird

 

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170. Ostrich.

 

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