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Peter Connan

Well, you got a few I didn't.

I saw but never got the Longclaw. Where did you get that beauty of the Common Fiscal? And the last shot of the Masked Weaver is also magnificent.

 

Sorry about the potholes...

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Near Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park, 2/2/18   Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/4000   Female     Male    Canon 7D mark ii, 100-4

And now for the star of the show...   Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 3/5/18   Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/1600  

Near Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, 29/1/18   Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1000, f6.3, 1/500         87) Grey lourie (go-away bird)

Tdgraves
7 minutes ago, Peter Connan said:

Well, you got a few I didn't.

I saw but never got the Longclaw. Where did you get that beauty of the Common Fiscal? And the last shot of the Masked Weaver is also magnificent.

 

Sorry about the potholes...

 

Slaggates not your fault - all the mining trucks using the road I would think!

 

fiscal was outside of the ladies...at the kingfisher hide (where the bumblebee bird was)

 

Thanks - i expect your weavers eating the flowers are just as good, if not better!

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Galana

A great collection once more. I loved the Glossy Ibis in flight.

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5 minutes ago, Galana said:

A great collection once more. I loved the Glossy Ibis in flight.

 

@Galana cheeky!

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Dave Williams

Off like a train! Are you doing a report ?

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10 hours ago, Tdgraves said:

50) Malachite kingfisher

 

Lovely images.

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11 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

Off like a train! Are you doing a report ?

 

When i’ve Finished my last on @Dave Williams....

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What a wonderful section from Marievale. The Bishops are stunning, and you did really well with the widow/wydahs!

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michael-ibk

Love the Bishops and Widowbirds, the Yellow-Crowned does look like a Bumblebee indeed. A bird I really need to see.

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And now on to the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg, 27/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/400

 

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52) Black-collared barbet

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Northern suburbs of Johannesburg, 27/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/500

 

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53) Cape white-eye

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Northern suburbs of Johannesburg, 27/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1000, f6.3, 1/30!!

 

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54) Cape robin-chat (He wasn't keen on posing..)

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Luckily it was a bit sunnier on our return form the Kruger...

 

Northern suburbs of Johannesburg, 10/2/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/1000, EV +2/3 

 

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55) Speckled mousebird

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Northern suburbs of Johannesburg, 10/2/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1600 (uncropped) 

 

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56) Dark-capped bulbul

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Northern suburbs of Johannesburg, 10/2/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1250 (uncropped) 

 

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57) Laughing dove

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Northern suburbs of Johannesburg, 10/2/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/500

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/640

 

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58) Cape sparrow

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and a duplicate, just because he is nice...

 

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and now there will be a big delay whilst we process the Kruger trip...

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Dave Williams

I do love those Cape Sparrows.

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Peter Connan

Those Black-collared Barbets are proving very elusive this year. Heard one in my garden yesterday, but he disappeared the moment I came out.

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Tdgraves

Contrary to @Galana 's suggestion, the cat did not photograph the redwing which she caught. However, we also had another very rare visitor at the weekend. Unfortunately the photos are crap, as I had to take them through the bedroom window, as every time I place a foot out of the kitchen door, it flew off!! I have only ever seen them once before, near our old house

 

My garden, Cambridgeshire, UK 3/3/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f5.6, 1/250, EV +1 2/3

 

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59) Fieldfare

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Zim Girl

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Interesting, both you and @TonyQ seeing Fieldfares in your gardens.  

I have been reading up as I didn't think I had ever seen one although it is possible I have but thought it was a Thrush.  Anyway, apparently in times of heavy snow they will venture into gardens and we have had a rather large amount of the white stuff just recently!!

I actually saw one at the weekend in a field :) and I can assure you my picture is crapper than yours!!

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Galana
2 hours ago, Zim Girl said:

I can assure you my picture is crapper than yours!!

Extreme competitiveness. Another competition looms.:rolleyes: I bet I would do well in that one!

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TonyQ

Our Fieldfare was on the same day as this one - very cold and lots of snow - and the first seen in our garden.

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Spotting this one on the way to work, so I thought I would get it "in the bag" now, as I don't see them often...

 

Godmanchester bridge, UK, 7/3/18

 

iPhone 8, from my car

 

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60) Feral pigeon

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I have now had a bit of time to process Kruger trip, so I will start with the new species....

 

Near Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, 29/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 2000, f5.6, 1/500

 

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61) Green-winged pytilia

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