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35 / Nam 17. Common Tern. January, Walvis Bay

 

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155 / Nam 137. Pel's Fishing Owl. Feb. Drotsky's Cabins, Botswana. If I had to name one highlight of our trip (there were many..) it would be finding the Pel's Fishing Owl. It took some effort, severa

108 / Nam 90. Gabar Goshawk. Feb. Etosha  

This one was already in the count, but I came across this beautiful juvenile Pale Chanting Goshawk, which was so cooperative.  

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36 / Nam 18. Kelp Gull. January, Walvis Bay. They do look very similar to our Black-backed Gull.

 

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Some great additions already. I can see we are going to be in for a treat.

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37 / Nam 19. Great White Pelican. January, Walvis Bay. We did a boat trip to Pelican Point and, of course, there were pelicans. Actually they were fed form the boat, so came very close. In spite of their bulky appearance they are graceful flyers,

 

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Welcome back, Peter, I take it you had a splendid time? Some gorgeous shots already, love the Pelican, and - surprisingly - the Gull portrait. Looking forward to finding out how many of your 200somethings you got pictures of, I expect many many many!

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Cracking stuff, I have run out of "likes" today as well.

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19 hours ago, michael-ibk said:

Welcome back, Peter, I take it you had a splendid time? Some gorgeous shots already, love the Pelican, and - surprisingly - the Gull portrait. Looking forward to finding out how many of your 200somethings you got pictures of, I expect many many many!

Thanks @Dave Williams and @michael-ibk. Yes, Michael, we had a wonderful trip. I’ll try and do a trip report once I’ve worked my way through the photos. May take a little while....

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38 / Nam 20 Common Waxbill. January, Swakopmund. In de garden of our B&B.

 

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39 / Nam 21. Orange River White-eye. January, Swakopmund. Yet another lifer for me. The only one we saw.

 

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40 / Nam 22. White-backed Mousebird. January, Swakopmund. Not a great photo, but I think it's the best I got. If I come across a better one later on, I'll post it.

 

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41 / Nam 23. Curlew Sandpiper. January, Swakopmund. We visited the Swakopmund saltworks, north of the town. Not as extensive as in Walvis Bay, but certainly worth a visit. The one in the foreground is a Kittlitz Plover, so I'll add that here.

 

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42 / Nam 24. Kittlitz Plover

 

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43 / Nam 25. Cape Teal. January, Swakopmund.

 

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44 /Nam 26. Greater Flamingo. January, Swakopmund. Present in substantial numbers in both Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

 

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45 / Nam 27. Lesser Flamingo. January, Swakopmund. With their red eye and dark bill. And their pink colour is more intense.

 

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46 / Nam 28. Grey Heron. January, Swakopmund. So common over here that I almost forgot to take a shot.

 

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47 / Nam 29. Swift Tern. January, Swakopmund. Also known as Greater Crested Tern.

 

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48 / Nam 30. White-breasted Cormorant. January, Swakopmund.

 

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Keep them coming. I sense a big event here.

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49 / Nam 31. Common Greenshank. January, Walvis Bay. Nice to see them so well, so far away from home.

 

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50 / Nam 32. Little Egret. January, Walvis Bay. I'm sure I'll see them again before the year is over. The Great White Egret is more common over here, but in some areas the Little Egret boutnumbers them.

 

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51 / Nam 33. Peregrine Falcon (juv). January, Walvis Bay. Sitting quietly at the edge of the salt pans and allowing us to get a close look at him.

 

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52 / Nam 34. Little Stint. January, Walvis Bay.

 

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53 / Nam 35. Grey Plover. January, Walvis Bay. Well it was a day for the waders.

 

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54 / Nam 36. Chestnut-banded Plover. January, Walvis Bay. Another one I had never seen before. Beautiful little bird.

 

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55 / Nam 37. Sanderling. January, Walvis Bay. 

 

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