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Thank you very much @Galana

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207) Orange River Francolin

 

Kalaharipatrys Scleroptila levaillantoides

 

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Rand model Aero Club, Alberton, 22 July

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This one was taken from "below the eye-level" position, Peter? Nice shot!

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Dave Williams

Love these Francolins and similar types, they are very challenging to capture in camera too.

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @xelas, @Galana and @Dave Williams.

 

The area had been worked over at some time in the past, with lots of little berms. U got lucky and found the bird standing on one.

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208) African Grey hornbill

 

Grysneushoringvoel Tockus nasutus

 

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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, 4 August

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On the 19th of August, I had the privilege of going to Marievale with @Treepol and her friend Carrol.

 

Although we were unsuccessful with finding either Malachite Kingfishers or Otters, we had a good day none the less.

 

209) Purple Swamphen

 

Grootkoningriethaan Porphyrio madagascariensis

 

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@Peter Connanthanks for such a memorable day.

 

I am still  entering my sightings into Wildlife Recorder and am hoping for 1-2 lifers from the 19th. I know that I improved on some existing photos of Yellow-billed Duck, Red-billed teal and Cape Wagtail.

 

@xelasI agree wholeheartedly!

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Only a pleasure @Treepol. I agree completely @xelas

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210) Capped Wheatear

 

Hoeveldskaapwagter Oenanthe pileata

 

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19 August, Marievale

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A really nice low angle and narrow depth of field on that shot shows off the bird beautifully Peter.

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @TonyQ

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Dave Williams

Keep them coming!

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211) Grey-headed Gull

 

Gryskopmeeu Larus cirrocephalus

 

Our only inland Gull, they have adapted extremely well to rubbish dumps and other unsavoury environments, and are a common sight in the city. But I don't take my long lens into those areas.

 

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Bottom two shots are an immature bird.

 

19 August, Marievale

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212) Pied Avocet

 

Bontelsie Recurvirostra avosetta

 

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19 August, Marievale

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213) Cape Shoveler

 

Kaapse Slopeend Anas smithii

 

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19 August, Marievale

 

And that, until further notice, is that I'm afraid...

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Dave Williams

Particularly love the Avocet in flight shot Peter.

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On 9/13/2018 at 12:13 AM, Dave Williams said:

Particularly love the Avocet in flight shot Peter.

 

x2

 

their beaks are just so cool

 

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Peter Connan

A recent long weekend trip to Nelspruit saves the day!

 

214) White-browed Robin-Chat

 

Heuglinse Janfrederik Cossypha heuglini

 

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22 September,  Nelspruit

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Dave Williams

That first one's a cracker Peter. One good one is better than several poorer efforts!

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @Dave Williams

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