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160.G150. Western Bluebill  Spermophaga haematina                     

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Abuko Forest   14.01.2018

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Abuko Forest   14.01.2018

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44.G34. Blue-bellied Roller  Coracias cyanogaster Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018 Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018 Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018   A

So an early start to 2018, as the 2017 Big Year was such fun. All photos are likely to be taken with a Canon 70D and Canon 100-400ii. Pretty well all of them will be at 400mm!   New Yea

233.UK.56. Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta     Upton Warren, Worcestershire           25.03.2018 Upton Warren, Worcestershire           25.03.2018 Although this is only our thi

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PeterHG

More beauties from the Gambia! Love your Indigobird attack ! You nailed that one !

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Dave Williams

Belters of the Western Bluebill, and the Turaco too.

Are you sure the Tawny Eagle was Brufut? I don't recall seeing that terrain!

 

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@TonyQ the Turaco is a stunning bird; but the second Tawny-flanked Prinia is spectacular photo! Get rid of the flower in the left lower side, and the green flower at the back of the bird,  and hang it on the wall!

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@PeterHG Thank you

@Dave Williams Thank you - you are right,we had left Brufut and this was somewhere near Tanji.

@xelas Thank you.I could get rid of the lower left side flower by cropping, but getting rid of the green flower would be beyond my capabilities!

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3 hours ago, TonyQ said:

I am interested why you make it 139 rather than 140?

Mainly because I am too thick to notice your dual tally 150/140 :o so I went all the way back to your 11/1 and took 11 from 150 and got 139. Is there an emoji with a Dunces cap on or must I stay in after skule?

Moving on I like the 2nd TF Prinia too and think they are very worthy little birds to photograph.

Turacos are so photogenic to when seen clearly.

You are showing birds I have never heard of let alone photographed. I am well impressed.

 

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3 hours ago, TonyQ said:

but getting rid of the green flower would be beyond my capabilities!

 

That was also my attitude ... until I have seen what can be done with not that much knowledge and extra work! I have took the liberty to use your photo and to chisel away the leaf; not very good job done in about 5 minutes with my limited knowledge, but imagine what a master could do?!

 

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@Galana Thank you. I didn't explain the system as it was mainly for me, so my fault

We had never heard of many of the birds either!

@xelas very clever - I have no idea how to do that!

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161.G151. Western Bonelli's Warbler  Phylloscopus bonelli             

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Abuko Forest   14.01.2018

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162.G152. Western Grey Plantain-eater  Crinifer piscator                

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Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

Very common,but quite spectacular looking. It is very easy to stop noticing it.

 

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163.G153. Western Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus                    

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Abuko Forest   14.01.2018

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164.G154. Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis        

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Kotu     16.01.2018

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165.G155. Western Violet-backed Sunbird  Anthreptes longuemarei

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(f) Brufut  18.01.2018

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166.G156. Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus               

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Kairaba Hotel  13.01.2018

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Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

Seen frequently

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167.G157. White Helmet-Shrike  Prionops plumatus            

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Mandina Lodge           19.01.2018

Only seen once, there were a small group. I found it really difficult to get any sort of photo.

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168.G158. White-billed Buffalo-Weaver  Bubalornis albirostris                     

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Brufut  18.01.2018

Much larger than the other weavers.

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169.G159. White-faced Whistling Duck  Dendrocygna viduata                     

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Kartong           22.01.2018

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Kartong           22.01.2018

The only species of duck we saw on our visit.

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170.G160.       White-fronted Plover  Charadrius marginatus            

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Kartong           22.01.2018

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Some nice pics & great looking species since I last looked...

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PeterHG

What a collection! Keep them coming!

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michael-ibk

Wonderful additions Tony. I particularly like the Turaco, but the Indigobird photo is very cool in its own right.

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Dave Williams

Excellent stuff, I have lost count how many species you saw that I didn't but it's a fair number now.

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Some that were missed out of alphabetic order for various reasons......

 

171.G161. Black-crowned Night Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax                     

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Marakissa        17.01.2018

Distant, dreadful, but I think identifiable

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