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So, it looks as it is just me and @Peter Connan who are late to the BY 2020 party, although I know that we have both been working on it! Am nearly finished with my last TR and there are 10000 photos to process from KTP, but it is easy to look at the beginning and end of the trip....

 

I think that I will have a smaller total this year. No trip to the States and nothing booked for Autumn as yet, but who knows??

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When we landed in JNB a couple of weeks ago, I needed to find somewhere close to have lunch where the car (and all it's contents would be safe) and that would be vaguely en route to our first overnight stop, in Delaryville. It was @xelas TR that reminded me that we have not been to the botanical gardens for years and this fitted my criteria. It was hot and the middle of the day, so not a great total, but a lovely spot for some lunch and a post 17 hour flight (we went via Doha) walk, with the added bonus of a few birds, most of which we would not get in the KTP. Alas, we did not get to see the Verreaux's eagles, although they were around.

 

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/1000

 

J19A0292

 

J19A0286

 

1) Southern masked weaver

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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/640

 

J19A0275

 

2) Karoo thrush

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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/640

 

J19A0279

 

3) Hadeda ibis

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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 2000, f5.6, 1/200

 

J19A0298

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 2500, f5.6, 1/1250

 

J19A0302

 

4) Southern boubou

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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 200, f7.1, 1/800

 

J19A0310

 

5) Egyptian goose

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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1000, EV +1

 

J19A0306

 

6) Red-eyed dove

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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f5.6, 1/320

 

J19A0315

 

7) Dark-capped bulbul

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pedro maia

Nice BY start, looking forward for the KTP birds.

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TonyQ

Excellent start. Good to see you are in again.

Number 7, wow!

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Kitsafari

a fine start with much more to go from JNB/KTB! the birds seemed so close in walter sisulu. 

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Soukous

Welcome to the party @Tdgraves, and congratulations for joining the Magnificent 7 ( I think there are only 3 of us)

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Peter Connan

Nice shots, but I'm sure there must be more from Wally's Special Bird Garden?

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Tdgraves
14 minutes ago, Peter Connan said:

Nice shots, but I'm sure there must be more from Wally's Special Bird Garden?


nope!

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Peter Connan

Crumbs, that's a bit dissapointing...

 

But with 10k photos, sounds like you made up for it in the Kgalagadi.

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On 2/8/2020 at 3:42 PM, Tdgraves said:

So, it looks as it is just me and @Peter Connan who are late to the BY 2020 party, although I know that we have both been working on it! Am nearly finished with my last TR and there are 10000 photos to process from KTP, but it is easy to look at the beginning and end of the trip....

 

I think that I will have a smaller total this year. No trip to the States and nothing booked for Autumn as yet, but who knows??

 

Not noticed eh? 

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31 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

 

Not noticed eh? 


Is that a sneaky admission @Dave Williams ? I blame travel lag...

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Now I apologise in advance for some of these, the cloud cover was very dense and it rained at points....

 

We had driven past this place 3 times en route to the KTP and I had made a mental note to investigate further. When we would not be spending our first night in JNB this time, the drive to Delareyville is easily doable from the airport, making the next days' driving shorter and with the added bonus of a few extra birds. As you can imagine, it is not tourist central, so the choice of accommodation was rather limited, however, we were pleasantly surprised by the standard of our B&B, only 10 mins drive form the pan and will definitely return.

 

Barberspan bird sanctuary, South Africa, 18/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 2500, f5.6, 1/2000

 

J19A0330

 

8) Pink-backed pelican

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wrong ID

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Barberspan bird sanctuary, South Africa, 18/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 1000, f5.6, 1/1600

 

J19A0336

 

9) African darter

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Barberspan bird sanctuary, South Africa, 18/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f5.6, 1/2500

 

J19A0342

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f5.6, 1/3200

 

J19A0382

 

10) Caspian tern

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Barberspan bird sanctuary, South Africa, 18/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/3200

 

J19A0348

 

11) White-breasted cormorant

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Barberspan bird sanctuary, South Africa, 18/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f5.6, 1/1600

 

J19A0352

 

12) Greater flamingo

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Barberspan bird sanctuary, South Africa, 18/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f5.6, 1/800

 

J19A0358

 

13) Cattle egret

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Barberspan bird sanctuary, South Africa, 18/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f5.6, 1/1000

 

J19A0366

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/1000

 

J19A0386

 

14) Black-winged stilit

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