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The Namaqua Dove is a treat - nicely captured Boet 

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Peter Connan

235) Marsh Sandpiper

 

moerasruiter Tringa stagnatilis

 

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26 October, Vaalkop Dam

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PeterHG

Beautiful flight shot with perfectly matching colours !

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Galana

Truly a good capture. As @xelas suggests, there is a watercolour quality to this.

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Peter Connan

236) Sanderling

 

Drietoonstrandloper Calidris alba

 

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26 October, Vaalkop Dam

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Peter Connan

237) Bearded Woodpecker

 

Baardspeg Dendropicos namaquus

 

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27 October, Fiinfoot Lake Reserve lodge gardens

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Peter Connan

238) Violet-backed Starling

 

Witborsspreeu Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

 

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27 October, Finfoot Lake Reserve lodge gardens.

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Kitsafari

caught up finally. beautiful BIFs. 

Congrats on exceeding your previous best year's count!

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @Kitsafari!

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Peter Connan

239) Marico Sunbird

 

Maricosuikerbekkie Cinnyris mariquensis

 

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27 October, Finfoot Lake Reserve lodge garden.

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Peter Connan

240) Levaillant's Cuckoo

 

Gestreepte Nuwejaarsvoel Oxylophus levaillantii

 

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27 October, Finfoot Lake Reserve lodge gardens

 

And that, I'm afraid, is that for my little organised birding tour. But 14 new birds in just over a day, in an area less than 50km from the park I started my year in is probably not bad at all...

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Dave Williams

You can make the 250 Peter...Good luck and go for it!

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I hope you get to 250, but whatever, the journey towards it has contained so many superb photos - giving us a treat each time!

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PeterHG

14 new birds in a day is very good, indeed! And lovely shots of the cuckoo.

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @Dave Williams, @TonyQ and @PeterHG.

 

Dave, I am giving it my very best shot. But I might end up scraping my EBC barrel to get there...

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56 minutes ago, Peter Connan said:

Thank you very much @Dave Williams, @TonyQ and @PeterHG.

 

Dave, I am giving it my very best shot. But I might end up scraping my EBC barrel to get there...

 

Well I can't remember any so far being sufficiently bad to be worthy of entry in to the "EBC of the Year" competition so you could achieve two objectives at once Peter.:)

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Peter Connan

:D @Dave Williams

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On the 18th of November I went back to Rietvlei for another try.

 

241) Long-billed Pipit

 

Nicholsonse Koester Anthus similis

 

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242) Northern Black Korhaan

 

Witvlerkkorhaan Eupodotis afraoides

 

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18 November, Rietvlei

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PeterHG

Beautiful photos of the Korhaan, Peter. I can almost hear its loud, insistent call in the second shot!

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Peter Connan

Thanks @PeterHG.

 

I suspect it had a nest close by, as it was doing that to every passing car, which is not what I consider normal behaviour.

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Better get cracking then!

 

243) Golden-tailed Woodpecker

 

Tanzaniese Speg Campethera abingoni

 

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31 November, Rust de Winter

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