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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, 28/9/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/1250, EV +2/3

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/800

 

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345) Cape bulbul

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, 28/9/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/1600

 

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346) Orange-breasted sunbird

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, 28/9/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f 7.1, 1/1000

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f 7.1, 1/2000

 

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247) Cape sugarbird

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, 28/9/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 5.6, 1/1600

 

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348) Cape spurfowl

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and a few duplicates, including my first African chaffinch!

 

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There will now be a delay before I get through all of the KTP photos....

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Lovely additions. Jealous about the Orange-Breasted Sunbird, missed that one in Kirstenbosh.

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Lovely sunbird shots!

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Just as well somebody is looking over your shoulder.

You dropped a ton, literally, between the lovely OB Sunbird and the Sugarbird.

Your next bird will be #349.

Keep em coming .

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Lovely Kirstenbosch collection and that Orange- breasted Sunbird shot is fantastic!

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I have been carrying the camera around in the car all week, hoping to catch a partridge on the way home from work, but have been thwarted by traffic (even though it is half term) and hence lack of light for the past two days. Today I saw a large group of them, but with nowhere suitable to stop :angry:. I thought I'd try the entrance road to Fen Drayton lakes, but no luck....However, I was able to catch this, a first for me in this reserve. It was not keen to pose though.....

 

RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes, Cambridgeshire, 26/10/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 2000, f 5.6, 1/800

 

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349) Eurasian stonechat

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Lovely sunbirds, especially the orange breasted. 

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When I went out to get a paper on Sunday, I thought I'd swing by the field where the partridges were, given that it'd be easier to stop and the sun was out. Yet again, however, no partridges :angry:

I did find a couple new for the year though

 

Over, Cambridgeshire, 28/10/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 2000, f 5.6, 1/1600

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 2000, f 5.6, 1/800

 

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350) Eurasian common moorhen

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Longstanton, Cambridgeshire, 28/10/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/640

 

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351) Rook

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At the time, I thought this was also new, but just a better pose than in the summer - yellowhammer

 

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Just found another new one from Cape Town. Poor IQ though, as taken through the window of the lounge in the airport with my iPhone 8. We did also see one in Kirstenbosch, but it was chased off by a selfie-taker....

 

29/9/18 Galleries Lounge, Cape Town International airport

 

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352) African olive pigeon

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So, on to the KTP. Apart from a mystery bird that I am yet to identify, I don't think we had any new species. This one was new for the park though. i was very surprised to see three of them in a bush! They flew off into a nearby tree, but did not stay still for photos...

 

Lower Nossob valley, KTP, 25/9/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f 6.3, 1/1600

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f 5.6, 1/500, EV +2/3

 

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353) Cardinal woodpecker

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Despite being numerous flying around waterholes, we only really got one chance for photos of these guys, on the last day!

 

Leeuwdril waterhole, KTP, 26/9/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/1600

 

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354) Burchell's sandgrouse (foreground)

355) Namaqua sandgrouse (background)

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Another single sighting

 

South of Mata Mata, 20/9/18

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/2000, EV +1

 

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356) Jackal buzzard

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Actually, it seems that this one is in fact new

 

South of Mata Mata, 20/9/18

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 5000, f 7.1, 1/500, EV +1

 

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357) Dusky sunbird

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Lower Auob, 24/9/18

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/2000

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 200, f 7.1, 1/640

 

Near Mata Mata, 19/9/18

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f 7.1, 1/500 EV +1

 

North of Nossob, 17/9/18

 

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358) Marico flycatcher

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Lower Auob, 24/9/18

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/1600, EV +1

 

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359) Black-chested snake-eagle

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South of Mata Mata, 22/9/18

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 6.3, 1/2000

 

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360) Yellow canary

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Near Urikaruus, 20/9/18

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 6.3, 1/1250, EV + 2 1/3

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f 6.3, 1/1000

 

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South of Mata Mata, 21/9/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/1600

 

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361) Swallow-tailed bee-eater

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Near Urikaruus, 20/9/18

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/1000

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/2500

 

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362) Rock kestrel

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