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Tdgraves

Well done on 300. What a great bird to get there on

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Congratulations on the #300 up. Some lovely birds you have got there. Good to see the topic back live too.

You requested corrections so I think maybe your Temminck's Stint is a 'wrong un'. Looks like Wood Sandpiper to me.

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@Galana

 

Thank you! 

 

And Galana, yes I did ask for corrections! I defer to the expert but wonder if this is the temminck's stint instead, as the legs seem rather greenish-yellowish? the photos are rather crappy  though. DSC08788-4ID.JPG.01b9dfed543bc808ed01d6b78030fa5d.JPGDSC08792.JPG.80e04e71a329f56b97320a34efb8d5aa.JPG

 

 

 

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TonyQ

Well. Done on reaching 300. What a fine selection of birds you have given us over the year . I have also enjoyed your notes.

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Dave Williams

Excellent achievement for your first BY. Well done indeed, it's been a pleasure to watch your progress.

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michael-ibk

Congratulations Kit, well done! Wow, what a wader paradise you´ve been to there. I concur with Wood and Curlew Sandpiper, Curlew and Sanderling, all familiar birds here in Europe as well. Not convinced about your Temminck´s, the leg colour is almost too yellowish, they don´t have a supercilium and are not long-legged birds. Looks more like another Wood Sandpiper to me but obviously I have no experience with waders in your area. The first photo of the Brown-Headed Gull taking off is terrific!

 

Edit: Oh sorry, I missed the next page and didn´t see Fred had already covered the Temminck´s. The one in #528 looks ok for that bird IMO.

 

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7 hours ago, Kitsafari said:

wonder if this is the temminck's stint instead, as the legs seem rather greenish-yellowish?

I would not argue with your second choice. The little beggars are very tricky in some plumages.

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@TonyQ @Dave Williams @michael-ibk Thank you. I still have more to put up as Herman and I took a last minute trip to central Kenya in mid-December and we were startled by the number and variety of birds there, many of which we were seeing for the first time. 

 

Michael, the gull in flight photos were taken while we were rocking in a small boat, so I was amazed that they came out rather sharp since I can't even take sharp BIFs when I'm standing rock still!

It is a waders' paradise, but I'm not sure if I ever want to do a waders/shorebird trip because it is a nightmare to ID them after the trip! My guide says we saw 74 species (including 26 which I'd already counted). I could only ID 21 of the remaining unknown birds. I suppose that's not too bad!

 

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Based on the sages' opinions of Galana and Michael-ibk, the Temminck's stint remains at the same number: :D

 

296: Temminck's Stint, Petchaburi, Nov 6

 

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lmSA84

Congratulations on 300! Looking forward to your Kenya additions 

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Zim Girl

Congratulations on reaching 300.

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Thanks @Zim Girl !

 

I'll continue with the birds from Lewa/Ol Pejeta but I'll just put the names and photos up so that I can quickly wrap up this already-dated thread!

 

 

301: Ayre's Hawk Eagle, Dec 8, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

 

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302: Red and yellow barbet, Lewa Dec 8

 

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303: Rufous/Kenyan sparrow, Lewa/Ol Pej 8-15 Dec

 

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304: Fiscal shrike, Lewa Dec 8

 

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305: Yellow-necked Spurfowl, Lewa/Ol Pej Dec 8-15

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306: African Grey hornbill, Lewa Dec 8

 

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307: African Hawk Eagle, Lewa, Dec 8

 

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308: Somali Ostrich, Lewa, Dec 8

 

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309: Koribustard, Lewa/Ol Pej 

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310: Sacred Ibis, Lewa, Dec 9

 

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311: White-bellied Go-away bird, Lewa House, Dec 8

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312: White-browed sparrow weaver, building nests in Lewa House, Dec 8

 

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313: Black-headed oriole, Lewa House, Dec 

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314:  Augur Buzzard, Immature, Lewa, Dec 9

 

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315: Fischer's Lovebird, Lewa, Dec 9

such a lovely bird, heavily cropped. 

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316: Black crake, Lewa, Dec 9

 

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317: Eurasian marsh harrier, female, Lewa Dec 9

 

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318: African marsh harrier, Lewa, Dec 9

 

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319: Black lored babbler, Lewa Dec 9

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TonyQ

Some great additions from Kenya. Ayre's Hawk Eagle is stunning!

Where did you stay in Ol Pejeta?

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Thank you @TonyQ - i was quite thrilled to find out it was the Ayre's hawk eagle - a lifer for me and quite a stunning bird too. 

 

in Ol Pejeta, we stayed at Kicheche but it may be the last time I'll ever stay in any Kicheche camp. The camp staff was just fantastic, but the marketing people were just awful and dreadful - never looked after our interest. I'll talk about it if and when I do the TR. 

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320: Red-fronted parrot, Lewa, Dec 9

flies down to the savannah from the highland forest every morning and flies back to the forest to roost for the nights

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321: Striped Kingfisher, Lewa Dec 9/11DSC07022.JPG.94fc8cebddba9049146b0e8386a5497b.JPG

 

322: Pangani Longclaw, Lewa/ol Pej

 

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323: Ant-eating Chat, Lewa/Ol Pej

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324: Yellow-rumped seedeater, Lewa/Ol Pej

 

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325: Montagu's Harrier, Lewa, Dec 9497205319_DSC04986-montagusharrier.JPG.db5eee3293a48003623f0fad0df52fca.JPG

 

325: Scarlet-chested sunbird, Lewa, Dec 9

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326: Isabelline shrike, Lewa, Dec 9

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327: Black Crowned Tchagar, Lewa Dec 9

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328: D'Arnaud's Barbet, Lewa, Dec 9

all fuzzy and cute little bird

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329: Dusky Turtle Dove, Lewa, Dec 9DSC05578.JPG.49426a71e68e3fc88773e8b313e437fa.JPG

 

330: Northern red=billed hornbill, Lewa 

 

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331: Fork-tailed Drongo, Lewa

 

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332: African Hoopoe, Lewa, Dec 10

 

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