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14) Common Waxbill

 

Rooibeksysie Estrilda astrild

 

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12 January, Marievale

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xelas

Such a beauty! 

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PeterHG
32 minutes ago, xelas said:

Such a beauty! 

 I completely agree!

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @xelas and  @PeterHG 

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pedro maia

Really beautiful the waxbill, I’ve been trying to see it, it has been spotted in the places I went recently but didn’t happen yet.

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Peter Connan

Thank you @pedro maia. This is one of those birds that one never sees, until you suddenly start to recognize them.

 

15) Spur-winged Goose

 

Wildemakou Plectropterus gambensis

 

SpurwingODP.jpg.e31442d50c1c6e01d5d417c78955de10.jpg

 

Marievale, 12 January

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Dave Williams

Flight shots of Snipe are not easy! Nice one.

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @Dave Williams

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Kitsafari

amazing BIFs, particularly of the snipe. I'm just in awe, since my BIFs are really and always BIMs (Blur in motion).

 

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michael-ibk

Great stuff Peter, and count me in into the SIF-club-fans.

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @Kitsafari and @michael-ibk.

 

Blame a lightning-fast camera and lens combination combined with a very obliging bird, not so much any user skill.

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16) African Stonechat

 

Gewone Bontrokkie Saxicola torquata

 

This one's a female or juvenile

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12 January, Marievale

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17) Brown-throated Martin

 

Afrikaanse Oewerswael Riparia paludicola

 

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12 January, Marievale

 

 

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @PeterHG

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Peter Connan

Like @xelas, the terra may not be particularly firma here... 

18) Levaillant's Cisticola

 

Vleitinktinkie Cisticola tinniens

 

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12 January, Marievale

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Peter Connan

And thus, moving swiftly along...

19) Barn Swallow

 

Europese Swael Hirundo rustica

 

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12 January, Marievale

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Peter Connan

.. From the frying pan into the fire (if you will excuse the horribly mixed metaphor.

 

20) Marsh Sandpiper

 

Moerasruiter Tringa stagnatilis

 

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12 January, Marievale

 

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Tdgraves

is your sandpiper not a ruff?

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offshorebirder

I could be convinced that it is a Juvenile Black-winged Stilt.

 

Bill is too thick (especially at the base) for a Marsh Sandpiper and too long for a Ruff. 

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Tdgraves
15 minutes ago, offshorebirder said:

I could be convinced that it is a Juvenile Black-winged Stilt.

 

Bill is too thick (especially at the base) for a Marsh Sandpiper and too long for a Ruff. 

 

No that’s you mention it, @offshorebirder it has a very stilt like shape...

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Galana

I like the Levaillant's Cisticola. Everything fits well.

 

And to me that is a lovely Marsh Sandpiper although I can see a resemblance to a juv. Stilt.. A juv Stilt would surely have a blacker back whereas this bird has the colours and 'scalloping of a sandpiper.

To me Marsh are like miniature Greenshanks.

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Peter Connan

Thanks everyone. I will check in the morning if I have any other shots of that bird.

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offshorebirder

@Galana - I do not think that's a Marsh Sand.    Base of the bill seems too thick and the point is not thin and super-gradually tapered.  The bill tapers very quickly over a short distance and is not as needle-sharp as a Marsh Sand.    Juvenile Stilts have shorter bills that are proportionally thicker-looking, which this birds shows.

 

My Sasol Birds of Southern Africa app has a plate showing a very similar looking shorebird - all-dark eyes, dark smudgey cap, all-white belly+breast+throat+nape+face+chin, and SCALLOPED mantle and wings.

 

I would post a screenshot here, but do not want to violate copyright restrictions.

 

But check out these web images I found with a quick Google search:

 

https://kuwaitbirds.org/bird-photos/black-winged-stilt-juvenile-gw

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wasifyaqeen/32247527931

 

 

https://www.dreamstime.com/young-black-winged-stilt-himantopus-himantopus-young-black-winged-stilt-himantopus-himantopus-walks-shallow-water-image124167013

 

 

 

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