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Hi. No preconceptions this year, after I got it spectacularly wrong with 2018, which turned out to be my biggest year yet! Could be a very big year, as we are off to Sri Lanka next week, but then will be in the Kruger in September, when the migratory birds are not around, so anything is possible. Glad to be able to participate again in this fun and educational forum :D

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Bundala NP, Sri Lanka, 27/1/19   Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f 7.1, 1/1000, EV -1/3         141) Grey-headed swamphen

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Finally managed to see one in the wild, having got lost in Cape Town and them being absent from Bundala in Sri Lanka   Guana Island, British Virgin Islands, 12/5/19   Canon 7D mar

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The weather was relatively good on New Years' day, so we went out for a walk. Although we spotted a few different water fowl, most were far off and hopefully can be improved upon in the next 364 days, so I will start this year with just one, which was very close and extremely relaxed and on top of that, the sun broke through the clouds at the exact right moment...who could ask for more?

 

RSPB Fen Drayton lakes, UK, 1/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/2000, EV -1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/1000

 

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1) Mute swan

 

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michael-ibk

Welcome back to this absolutely superserious game. Beautiful Swans, I bet they will be among my first ten ones as well.

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TonyQ

Great to see you taking part in 2019. I am sure you will get loads in Sri Lanka - enjoy the trip!

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PeterHG

Have a great trip to Sri Lanka, @Tdgraves ! I'm sure you will return with a host of new birds.

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Kitsafari

Lovely swan. 

Enjoy your Sri Lanka trip! Wishing lots of new birds.

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Galana

Good to see a start being made. Good wishes for a huge success in Sri Lanka.

This thread is lovely for the friendly chat that takes place. I feel I know everyone personally which is nice.

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xelas

No doubts Sri Lanka will deliver an important amount of great looking birds, @Tdgraves. This upcoming February and March, we will be spoiled by many birds from different corners of the globe.

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Zim Girl

Have a fantastic time in Sri Lanka @Tdgraves, will look forward to that trip report. (and the birds of course!)

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Peter Connan

A truly artful and beautiful start!

This can only be great!

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Dave Williams

Sri Lanka should reward you with some excellent sights, I'm envious but looking forward to seeing the results. You should be off to a flyer!

 

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As I have now finally finished my TR, I have started to process the Sri Lanka pictures, but it'll take a while!

We had a great trip. What a fabulous place! 

 

I will go in date order as it is easier. Pretty much everything was new, apart from some waders and woolly-necked storks. We saw quite a few of the endemics as well. The first bird we saw was a kestrel and another unidentified raptor from the plane....

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f 6.3, 1/1000

 

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2) Green warbler

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

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

 

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3) Asian brown flycatcher

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 500, f 5.6, 1/640

 

Male

 

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Female

 

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

 

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4) Purple-rumped sunbird

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 500, f 5.6, 1/640

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1600, f 5.6, 1/1000, EV + 1 1/3

 

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5) Black-hooded oriole

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f 7.1, 1/1600

 

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6) Common myna

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/1250, EV +1

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 2000, f 5.6, 1/800, EV +1/3

 

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

 

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7) Sri Lanka paradise flycatcher

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1000, f 5.6, 1/1250, EV +1

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 4000, f 5.6, 1/1000, EV +2/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 3200, f 5.6, 1/6400

 

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8) White-bellied drongo

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/1250, EV +2/3

 

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9) Scaly-throated munia

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f 7.1, 1/800, EV +1 1/3

 

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10) Indian roller

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/640, EV 2/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1250, f 7.1, 1/640, EV 2/3

 

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11) Yellow-billed babbler

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1250, f 7.1, 1/160, EV +1/3

 

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12) Large-billed crow

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f 5.6, 1/800, EV +1 1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1000, f 5.6, 1/800, EV +1 2/3

 

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13) Lesser hill myna

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Horathapola estate, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18/1/19

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 2500, f 5.6, 1/400, EV +2 1/3

 

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14) Brown-headed barbet

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