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42 (SA 37). Wood Sandpiper. Marievale, January.

 

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And a few I'd seen before.   Green Woodpecker. Same distant perch as the Mistle Thrush and just as shy.      Common Redstart. A frequent visitor to the garden over there.

I took a walk in the nearby meadow area, hoping to get one or two additions, but to no avail. I did see another Honey Buzzard, though, my second this year. When I got back I heard some noise above our

I had the camera with me, but stowed in the pannier, which is not ideal if you want to grab it quickly. Fortunately on one of my stops, there were some Oystercatchers that gave me some time to take a

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43 (SA 38). Purple Heron. Marievale, January.

 

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44 (SA 39). Goliath Heron. Marievale, January

 

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45 (SA 40) Black Heron. Marievale, January

 

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46 (SA 41) Squacco Heron. Marievale, January.

 

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47 (SA 42) Glossy Ibis. Marievale, January

 

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I'll come back to South Africa in a moment, but just after we got home in February, this rarity was spotted a few hundred metres from our home.....

 

48. Bohemian Waxwing. Amersfoort, February

 

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Excellent start to your South Africa collection. I love the Widowbirds, and the Ostrich.

The Waxwing from your local area is beautiful.

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Kitsafari

That's, a very attractive waxwing.

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xelas

Birding and photographing with @Peter Connan is always spectacular. As is the Waxwing.

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Thanks, @TonyQ, @Kitsafari and @xelas (good to see you back and hope to see some photos soon!)

 

49 (SA 43). Greater Flamingo. Marievale, January

 

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50 (SA 44) Cape Shoveler. Marievale, January

 

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51 (SA 45) Red-knobbed Coot. Marievale, January

 

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52 (SA 46) Yellow-billed Duck. Marievale, January

 

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53 (SA 47). White-throated Swallow. Marievale, January

 

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54 (SA 48) Southern Masked Weaver. Marievale, January

 

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55 (SA 49) Egyptian Goose. Marievale, January. Seen almost  every day on all locations. Also quite common in our country nowadays.

 

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56 (SA 50). Pin-tailed Whydah. Marievale, January.

 

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57 (SA 51) Black Headed heron. Marievale, January

 

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58 (SA 52). Cattle Egret. Marievale, January.

 

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It looks like we were at Marievale on different days Peter. Your photos are magnificent whereas mine are nearly all rubbish!

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2 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

whereas mine are nearly all rubbish!

This surely cannot be true, Peter? I remember quite a few shots you managed to grab that looked very good.

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Great shots as always and congrats on the half century.

Nice Waxwing too. They are getting scarcer as 'our' normal influx has not happened for two winters now.

More please.

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59 (SA 53) Brown-throated Martin. Marievale, January

 

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60 (SA 54) Black Heron. Marievale, January. We did see the 'umbrella' display, but the light was not good enough for any decent photos.

 

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