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Near Nossob, KTP, South Africa, 21/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/1600

 

49604515561_851a5f1433_o.jpgJ19A0961 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

56) Marico flycatcher

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Near Nossob, KTP, South Africa, 21/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/3200

 

49604132108_9d479bf6d0_o.jpgJ19A0980 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

57) Shaft-tailed whydah

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A very productive trip to SA so far with some beautiful birds 

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A belated welcome back from me. Looking forward to more.

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Some lovely photos.

If I may be so bold, I am a bit dubious about your #43 Common House Martin.

IMO that is not a House Martin's tail. it resembles a Greater Striped Swallow and the nest is typical Greater Striped Swallow.

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1 hour ago, Soukous said:

If I may be so bold, I am a bit dubious about your #43 Common House Martin.

Jip. I would agree with that and the likely suspect FWIW. Well spotted.

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Boo! @Soukous and @Galana that means minus one from the score :(

 

On the plus side, I saw my first ever short-eared owl this week. Unfortunately, it was on a very narrow road, so no photo, but what a magnificent beast!

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This section is a bit raptor heavy...

 

Near Nossob, KTP, South Africa, 22/1/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/1250, EV +1 1/3

 

49627530252_d4bfce0f54_o.jpg7T4A9641 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/1600, EV +1 1/3

 

49627530487_f79f58e9d8_o.jpg7T4A9642 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

49627256006_5debe94835_o.jpg7T4A9643 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

57 again) Pale chanting goshawk

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Rooikop, KTP, South Africa, 22/1/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/800

 

49627257011_0cda4f43dc_o.jpg7T4A9707 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/800

 

49626740703_9fd3eba1fc_o.jpg7T4A9715 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

58) Namqua sandgrouse

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Nossob in camp (literally next to our stoop), KTP, South Africa, 22/1/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1600

 

49627310701_ce2bcf90ff_o.jpg7T4A9826 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

59) Jackal buzzard

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Nossob in camp, KTP, South Africa, 22/2/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/3200

 

49627311126_94c98e0270_o.jpg7T4A9877 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

60) Black kite

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Nossob in camp, KTP, South Africa, 22/1/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/3200

 

49510592492_20318ed44a_o.jpg7T4A9872 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

61) Lanner falcon

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Cracking selection of Raptors.

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great shots of RIF! 

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16 hours ago, Tdgraves said:

On the plus side, I saw my first ever short-eared owl this week. Unfortunately, it was on a very narrow road, so no photo, but what a magnificent beast!

 

I saw one yesterday morning when I was returning from the dog walk. It was hunting over the marshes. Of course no camera. :(:angry:

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Lovely Goshawk shots 

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Thanks @Soukous I had the camera, but it wasn’t safe to stop. Tbh even if the road was wider, it was over so fast, I’m not sure I’d have got anything...

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@Tdgraves, great Goshawk pics, really shows their beautiful colours

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Nice shots and sightings!

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The Lanner Falcon is a beautiful photo 

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Near Nossob, KTP, South Africa, 23/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark Ii, 100-400 mark II, ISO 8000, f5.6, 1/1600

 

49627644242_c92603d693_o.jpgJ19A1657 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

62) Acacia pied barbet (sadly we never had a better sighting)

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North of Nossob, KTP, South Africa, 23/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark Ii, 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/1600, EV +2/3

 

49626858408_348ca2cd0a_o.jpgJ19A1670 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

Canon 7D mark Ii, 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/2000, EV +1/3

 

49627378651_969f1a042d_o.jpgJ19A1701 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

63) Tawny eagle

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North of Nossob, KTP, South Africa, 23/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark Ii, 100-400 mark II, ISO 160, f7.1, 1/1250

 

49627381861_ee5037368f_o.jpgJ19A1765 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

64) Kalahari scrub-robin

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