Jump to content

TonyQ Big Year 2018 (The Third)


Recommended Posts

93.G83. Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus                  

5a8711dd11c51_LesserBlack-backedGull-1.jpg.e22644a9019c160c5b2a8f4ef55f5135.jpg

Tanji    18.01.2018

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 802
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • TonyQ

    542

  • Galana

    50

  • Dave Williams

    38

  • xelas

    31

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

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

Posted Images

94.G84. Little Weaver  Ploceus luteolus                    

5a87121394408_LittleWeaver-1.jpg.22efeee9ac95eb8797e7716bdcf03525.jpg

Marakissa        17.01.2018

 

You can see the size difference with the out of focus Village Weaver (yellow head)

Link to post
Share on other sites

95.G85. Little Egret  Egretta garzetta            

5a87127962393_LittleEgret-1.jpg.1f66b11c5117238e5fb960aa1b37e143.jpg

Marakissa        17.01.2018

Edited by TonyQ
Link to post
Share on other sites

96.G86. Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis  

5a8712a0eec3c_LittleGrebe-1.jpg.c5e67d58cd417c52a7e4cd25b60a043d.jpg

Kotu     13.01.2018

Link to post
Share on other sites

97.G87. Little Greenbul  Andropadus virens              

5a8712e190efc_LittleGreenbul-1.jpg.f0326ad53ad0a10c9918e3bc47b165e0.jpg

Abuko Forest   14.01.2018

Link to post
Share on other sites

98.G88. Little Swift  Apus affinis

Two rubbish photos                   

5a871329e1810_LittleSwift-1.jpg.227463626e1716f00f20c0ebc9c28420.jpg

Showing shape, especially of the tail, and white throat, Kotu     13.01.2018

5a87133370884_LittleSwift-2.jpg.10aeb3d5d05cba4a962ac020d9d1c6c0.jpg

Showing the white rump  patch, Kotu     13.01.2018

Link to post
Share on other sites

99.G89. Little Tern  Sterna albifrons  

5a87140b2e0e8_LittleTern-1.thumb.jpg.2ebdc921de4471780f922b45178a414b.jpg

Pirang Forest  15.01.2018

Link to post
Share on other sites

And I messed with the alphabetic order so this one could be No.100.

 

100.G90. Little Bee-eater  Merops pusillus    

5a87146de549f_LittleBee-eater-1.jpg.66ea668a87ccf10c6519b9db380ac8b6.jpg

Kotu     13.01.2018

5a8714766eb08_LittleBee-eater-2.thumb.jpg.8eea7422333de694053f0a90a262ba3a.jpg

Kotu     13.01.2018

5a87147d6fbaf_LittleBee-eater-3.thumb.jpg.533c9d4e8238e63efc8d418473039302.jpg 

Kotu     13.01.2018

5a8714855cfd6_LittleBee-eater-4.jpg.53ab663576099eb0c3f5f6a0c4bf6f75.jpg 

Kotu     13.01.2018 

5a87148f72a7f_LittleBee-eater-5.thumb.jpg.fe7fea3a3296ccf94229c9f673ca17d7.jpg

Looking a bit smoother, Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

A really lovely little bird

Link to post
Share on other sites
Galana

More great photos.

Congratulations on hitting the ton. More!!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Kitsafari

I last saw your numbers on page 3 but you are now on page 7! but i think i just fell in love - with the blue bellied roller. 

 

and now you've reached a 100 with the beautiful little bee-eater. congrats!

Edited by Kitsafari
Link to post
Share on other sites

101.G91. Lizard Buzzard  Kaupifalco monogrammicus                     

5a8869413f76f_LizardBuzzard-2.thumb.jpg.093e81d29093d6b6110a843562412f6c.jpg

Marakissa        17.01.2018

5a88695657474_LizardBuzzard-1.jpg.883e5d1ca1b14f17b182ed2910808060.jpg

Dropped to the ground, but left without prey, Marakissa        17.01.2018

We saw a few of these during our trip.

Edited by TonyQ
Link to post
Share on other sites

102.G92. Long-crested Eagle   Lophaetus occipitalis            

5a8869a73b724_Long-crestedEagle-2.jpg.33a416bccc7eb31d4e5d722c832f814b.jpg

Pirang Forest  15.01.2018

5a8869ade60d4_Long-crestedEagle-1.jpg.a3b49303c5f7993a500cc1768f19bc00.jpg

Pirang Forest  15.01.2018

The only one we saw

Link to post
Share on other sites

103.G93. Long-tailed Cormorant  Phalacrocorax africanus               

5a886a1a6f2e4_Long-tailedCormorant-2.thumb.jpg.76459b53c72c79be1b70b7dbec9e5936.jpg

Kotu     16.01.2018

5a886a2332570_Long-tailedCormorant-1.jpg.0a49f5d7df6f66309d735608203c2c61.jpg

Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

 

With a very distinctive red eye

Link to post
Share on other sites

104.G94. Long-tailed Glossy Starling   Lamprotornis caudatus                     

5a886a6f90b03_Long-tailedGlossyStarling-1.jpg.494ce3b4c1f5ec436bd2f302c8ba332f.jpg

Kairaba Hotel  17.01.2018

5a886a78c5f0b_Long-tailedGlossyStarling-2.thumb.jpg.af3e7b698fdfc29fc6dc22591293ae51.jpg

Kairaba Hotel  17.01.2018

Some of the Glossy Starlings are difficult - but not this one

Link to post
Share on other sites

105.G95.Long-tailed Nightjar  Caprimulgus climacurus                     

5a886acf2ae85_Long-tailedNightjar-1.thumb.jpg.be01a3344f1d20545ddd7048102bcb31.jpg

Brufut  18.01.2018

5a886adcc79a9_Long-tailedNightjar-2.jpg.0e644f70ecbf8bfe3e66165d33271359.jpg

Brufut  18.01.2018

Local guides know where these sleep during the day. In the undergrowth, well disguised in the ead leaves.

Link to post
Share on other sites

106.G96. Malachite Kingfisher  Alcedo cristata                     

5a886b4226e14_MalachiteKingfisher-3.jpg.9adebcd1ef490645302ac3e5d9665bef.jpg

A little jewel of a bird, Kotu     16.01.2018

5a886b55da71c_MalachiteKingfisher-4.jpg.a3a4f2ada4919d105361edf61d041e0b.jpg

Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

5a886b64daff0_MalachiteKingfisher-5.jpg.2c2bde007de3048abd8f3b3fb8d260b5.jpg

Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

Edited by TonyQ
Link to post
Share on other sites

107.G97. Namaqua Dove  Oena capensis                

5a886bd953a44_NamaquaDove-1.jpg.ac2073250f28d6b9048a91e99cfa91aa.jpg

(f, on left) Pirang Forest  15.01.2018

5a886be56f6a0_NamaquaDove-2.jpg.e09ffa225f9320d8764a9eaaae4550d8.jpg

(m) Kartong           22.01.2018

Link to post
Share on other sites

108.G98. Northern Black Flycatcher  Melaenornis edolioides                       

5a886c31a18d2_NorthernBlackFlycatcher-1.jpg.d4a98ced20688da61177272fced770d3.jpg

Kairaba Hotel  19.01.2018

5a886c3c643bf_NorthernBlackFlycatcher-3.jpg.3587d3c979ec0342123e90d57e840df5.jpg

Kairaba Hotel  19.01.2018

 

Possibly the same individual bird that @Dave Williams photographed and posted!

Link to post
Share on other sites

109.G99. Orange-cheeked Waxbill  Estrilda melpoda                       

5a886ca4aa8b6_Orange-cheekedWaxbill-1.jpg.da9076df125a6e871d2f168ba23bdd5e.jpg

Pirang Forest  15.01.2018

Taken through a lot of long grass - attempt at manual focus (and this was the best:))

Link to post
Share on other sites

110.G100. Osprey  Pandion haliaetus

As this is No.100 for The Gambia, I have put in a sequence, taken from a trip on the river in a small boat.

Osprey-1.jpg.6c91db7a22583aa88f3fc7b1e91ef03a.jpg

Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

Osprey-2.jpg.a6bb52bbfbd15e40e34be5b06dbb2f8a.jpg

Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

Osprey-3.jpg.f4b468843d6b421d3cb89a9a1be3aeb2.jpg

Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

Osprey-4.jpg.8f1c185597abaaae7df12a243fed4433.jpg

missed the fish, Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018

 

Osprey are pretty common in The Gambia,with much closer sightings thanI have had in the UK. We saw them on 5 days in different locations

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave Williams

Cracking Osprey and a shame it missed!

 I see you had the same problem as me with the Orange-cheeked Waxbills as I did. In this circumstance back focus button doesn't help too much unless you can hold your setup rock steady but manual focus is also impossible with a longer lens . I gave up!

Yes, almost definitely the same Flycatcher, I wonder what else!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Safaritalk uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using Safaritalk you agree to our use of cookies. If you wish to refuse the setting of cookies you can change settings on your browser to clear and block cookies. However, by doing so, Safaritalk may not work properly and you may not be able to access all areas. If you are happy to accept cookies and haven't adjusted browser settings to refuse cookies, Safaritalk will issue cookies when you log on to our site. Please also take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy: Terms of Use l Privacy Policy