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370.SA57. Forest Canary  Crithagra scotops            

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens         02.11.18

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens         02.11.18

We saw lots of them here, but nowhere else.

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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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Peter Connan

Some more lovely shots!

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Zim Girl

Some really lovely birds so far from the Cape, @TonyQ  -  Gives me hope for next year!

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@Peter Connan thank you

@xelas - it could be....

@Zim Girl  I am sure you will see lots!

 

371.SA57. Familiar Chat  Cercomela familiaris                     

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Rooi Els           06.11.18

Youngsters waiting to fed. MrsQ got a quick picture of the adult in the distance, but I only managed these juveniles.

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372.SA58. Greater Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus                      

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De Hoop          09.11.18

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De Hoop          09.11.18

Taken from our boat trip

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373.SA59. Lesser Flamingo  Phoeniconaias minor   

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Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town     04.11.18

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374.SA60. Greater Striped Swallow  Cecropis cucullata       

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De Hoop          10.11.18

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De Hoop          10.11.18

I was taking a photo as it was sitting on the bush when it suddenly flew off. Hence only 1/640th of a second!

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With nest material, De Hoop          11.11.18

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375.G184. Grey-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus (Larus) cirrocephalus

This is going to be a complicated post. Initially I thought these were Grey Headed Gulls- because they are Gulls with Grey Heads

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Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town     04.11.18

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Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town     04.11.18

But now I am not sure, could they be Hartlaub's Gulls? I checked back to look at the ones we had seen in The Gambia and found that I had not put them on my list or posted them:o. So here they are from The Gambia, moving on the overall total and The Gambia score!

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Tanji Beach, The Gambia       18.01.18

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Tanji Beach, The Gambia       18.01.18

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376.SA61. Hartlaub's Gull  Chroicocephalus (Laurus) hartlaubii                   

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Robben Island  03.11.18

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Waterfront, Cape Town  03.11.18

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May as well get the three gulls together.......

377.SA62. Kelp Gull  Laurus dominicanus                

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Betty’s Bay      06.11.18

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Rietvlei Sewage Works nr Plettenberg           13.11.18

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378.SA63 Hadeda Ibis  Bostrychia hagedash            

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Constantia Greenbelts            04.11.18 

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Juvenile, Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town  04.11.18

Very common, very noisy! Often seen in suburban area

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379.SA64 Helmeted Guineafowl         Numida meleagris                  

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De Hoop          10.11.18

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380.SA65 Hottentot Teal  Spatula hottentota      

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Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town     04.11.18

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Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town     04.11.18

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Dave Williams

Looks like you'll crash the 400 no problem Tony! Excellent images too.

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Thank you @Dave Williams hopefully 400 soon!

 

381.SA66. Jackal Buzzard  Buteo rufofuscus            

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Juvenile, Mosaic Private Sanctuary       08.11.18 

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Mosaic Private Sanctuary       08.11.18

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Ebb and Flow Rest Camp, Wilderness           12.11.18

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Ebb and Flow Rest Camp, Wilderness           12.11.18

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382.SA67. Karoo Prinia  Prinia maculosa                  

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Rondevlei Nature Reserve      04.11.18

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Juvenile, De Hoop          11.11.18

Commonly seen, and helpfully sit on top of bushes singing!

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383.SA68. Kittlitz's Plover  Charadrius pecuarius                  

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Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town     04.11.18

Very small and distant - would not have seen them without the guide!!

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384SA69. Lemon (Cinnamon) Dove  Aplopelia larvata                     

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens         02.11.18

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385.SA70. Lesser Swamp Warbler  Acrocephalus gracilirostris                    

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Rondevlei Nature Reserve      04.11.18

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386.SA71. Levaillant's Cisticola  Cisticola tinniens                

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Intaka Island, Cape Town       05.11.18

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Intaka Island, Cape Town       05.11.18

A very pretty little bird. Luckily not too many Cisticolas to choose from in the areas we visited.

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387.SA72. Little Rush-Warbler  Bradypterus baboecala                   

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Rondevlei Nature Reserve      04.11.18

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Rondevlei Nature Reserve      04.11.18

A couple of bad photos to show identifiable features!

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388.SA73. Maccoa Duck  Oxyura maccoa 

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(M) Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town     04.11.18

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(F) Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town     04.11.18

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389.SA74. Malachite Sunbird  Nectarinia famosa                 

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(F) Emily Moon grounds   15.11.18

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(M) Emily Moon grounds   15.11.18

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390.SA75. Olive Thrush  Turdus olivaceus                

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Babylonstoren Gardens          17.11.18

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Juvenile, Intaka Island, Cape Town       05.11.18

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