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Not a Big Year - Herman's SA trip Sept 2019


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Herman was on a solo trip to Timbavati and Johanessburg surroundings for both mammals and birdlife in September.  When I started our joint BY list, I considered myself the primary source so I included my solo trips, and our joint trips. Since he was on this trip on his own, and he's not really the primary author (hey) of our BY list, I won't be including this list in our joint BY count.

 

But I thought the rest of the BY-ers would be interested to see what species he obtained during his trip, and of course to share the list of birds he saw while on a very enjoyable outing with everyone's favourite South African safaripal @Peter Connan

 

I'll start with his outing to Rietvlei and Walter Sisulu with birding guide Ernest

 

African Darter

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African Reed Warbler

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African stonechat

 

female

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male: RTVL(AfricanStonechatMale)-26.JPG.2533f1ad11f2a632dec37b4bf2240acf.JPG

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Forgot to mention this batch was from Rietvlei. 

 

Arrow-marked Babbler

 

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Black Crake

 

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Bokmakierie 

 

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Cape Robin Chat

 

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a few additional Cape species

 

Cape Grassbird

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Cape Longclaw

 

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Cape Sparrow

 

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Cape Wagtail

 

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Cape White-eye

 

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Crowned Lapwing

 

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Fiscal Flycatcher

 

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Fiscal shrike

 

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Fork-tailed Drongo

 

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Grassveld Pipit

 

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@Kitsafari, congrats to Herman for great photos of very accommodating birds in good light ... but that is what South Africa has plenty to offer!

 

As for the main and the second shooter, Zvezda and me do not have such distinctive division for the posts in the Big Year, and you should include those new birds photographed by Herman also in your main Big Year thread.

 

@Peter Connan, he is a formidable person indeed, and a Safaripal par excellence.

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Beautiful shots so far! Herman had a good day at Rietvlei.I have not seen a Bokmakierie there for a long time!

 

I also think it should be part of your combined score though.

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Excellent photos from Herman. He really has developed a lot as a bird photographer. Please pass on my congratulations to him

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PeterHG

Excellent photography throughout!

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Grey go-away-bird 

 

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Karoo Thrush

 

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Kurricane Thrush

 

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Little Sparrowhawk

 

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Long-tailed widowbird

 

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Olive Pigeon

 

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Red-eyed Dove

 

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Red-winged Francolin

 

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Reed Cormorant

 

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Rufous-Naped Lark

 

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Southern masked weaver

 

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White-throated Swallow

 

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Timbavati : Severe strong winds hampered birdlife in Timbavati when Herman was there. In fact, the wind was so strong, it blew off his camera bag, or perhaps the bag bounced off the vehicle. It was never found, together with some SD cards and other parts, fortunately the cards were empty and the other parts replaceable. @Peter Connan was so kind to pass him one of his bags to keep his camera equipment for the flight home. 

 

 

Black-backed Puffback

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Blue waxbill

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Burchell's starling

 

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Crested Barbet

 

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Crowned Lapwing

 

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Double-banded sandgrouse

 

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Fork-tailed Drongo

 

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Gray go-away bird

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Green-winged pytilia

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Green wood hoopoe

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LBR

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Long-tailed Shrike

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Martial Eagle

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Natal Spurfowl

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Purple Roller

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Red-billed Hornbill

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Red-billed OxpeckerRedBilledOxpecker(RFSL)-77.JPG.1737319f0862fa6172e5e01cbaba1567.JPG

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Red-billed Quelea

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Red-crested Korhaan

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Sabota Lark

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Southern white-crowned Shrike

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Tchara

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Three-banded Plover

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White-crested Helmeted Shrike

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Yellow-billed Hornbill

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I forgot the birds from Walter Sisulu

 

African Black Duck

 

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wattled Lapwing

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Amthyst Sunbird

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Bar-throated Apalis

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Black Eagle

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Cape Wagtail

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Karoo Thrush

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Klaas Cuckoo

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Little HeronWSBG(LittleHeron)-37.JPG.2a11f3e6e0b11f362268f6cda0f20ad5.JPG

 

NeddickyWSBG(Neddicky)-36.JPG.2ce7c5685ee3983dbc090257f8531440.JPG

 

Olive Pigeon

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Orange-breasted BushshrikeWSBG(OrangeBreastedBushShrike)-15.JPG.b162405149020774d0573fc7f914a8de.JPG

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Pied Kingfisher

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Red-chested Cuckoo

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Southern Boubou

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Thick-billed weaver

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White-bellied Sunbird

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Beautiful!

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Again, beautiful photos! I see I must keep Walter Sisulu in mind

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Ahh, you've got lucky with the Black Eagle at Walter Sisulu! The number and the quality of other birds photographed there is excellent.

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@Peter Connan @PeterHG @xelas @Galana  Herman sends his thanks for the compliments. 

 

He enjoyed thoroughly a day with Peter at Marievale. Quite a decent haul for a day at the spot, which he liked very much. 

We didn't realise there were such excellent birding spots so close to the airport 

 

 

African Darter

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African Snipe

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African Stonechat

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African Swamphen

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Black-crowned Night Heron

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Black-winged Kite

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Black-winged Stilt

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Burchell's Coucal

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Cape Sparrow

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Common Waxbill

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Eurasian Moorhen

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Fulvous whistling Duck

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Gray-hooded Gull

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Great Crested Grebe

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Hottentot Teal

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Lesser Flamingo

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Little Grebe

 

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Long-tailed Cormorant

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Pied Avocet

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Red-billed Duck

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Red-eyed Dove

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Hmm - we were't sure of the Ids of these LBJs so need your help with the IDs please! 

 

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Red-knobbed Coot

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Spur-winged Goose

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Squacco Heron

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Striped Swallow

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