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Peter Connan
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??? ... I hope tripod is not for safety reasons :rolleyes:

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Well done on adding to the total, with some trademark crisp shots

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @Tdgraves

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Dave Williams

Great bird to finish with. Not an EBC in sight either! Well done, now bring on 2019!

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@Peter ConnanGood to see you back along with the topic. Some nice captures there. Sorry to start the NY somewhat controversially but your Grassbird has me worried. Is this not a Cisticola?

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @Dave Williams and @Galana.

 

I guess it's quite possible I have buggered it up, but in other shots (which I have unfortunately deleted) it had a quite obvious malar stripes.

Which one do you think it is?

 

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1 hour ago, Galana said:

@Peter ConnanGood to see you back along with the topic. Some nice captures there. Sorry to start the NY somewhat controversially but your Grassbird has me worried. Is this not a Cisticola?

 

I must say I ageee with @Galana

when I looked at the photo I thought “nice levaillant’s cisticola” and then didn’t read the caption

 

roberts has Cape grassbird with grey legs

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1 hour ago, Tdgraves said:

when I looked at the photo I thought “nice levaillant’s cisticola” and then didn’t read the caption

I can go along with that. Leg colour definitely wrong and back is black not brown.

1 hour ago, Peter Connan said:

it had a quite obvious malar stripes.

Perhaps it just had not shaved that morning?

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Lovely additions!

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Peter Connan

Indeed @Tdgraves, in fact, three different birds...

 

But I never claimed to be good at IDing birds, and apparently I am useless at snakes too!

 

:D

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That does it for me!  Snakes? I sense a story coming.

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Great additions Peter with lovely photos for an excellent Big Year.

I think your last one is a Grassbird - one of my favourites from our recent trip.

I also think the other one is a Cisticola. Both beautifully shot!

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Congrats! A brilliant end to a great BY and inspiring photography as always! I would guess your first post was a Levaillant’s (chestnut wing bar and extended pale eyebrow) but it could be Wailing. There is no doubting the second set of posts 

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @Galana@TonyQ and @lmSA84.

 

Fred, for the story you need to go and read @Tdgraves' current trip report...

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Elsa Hoffmann

well done on a loooong list of beautiful birds :)

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Some great additions Peter, particularly like the Cape Batis and the Amur Falcon.

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4 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

Fred, for the story you need to go and read @Tdgraves' current trip report...

On the case. Another diversion for what promises to be a dull day.

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