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  1. 118. Rock Wren, (female), Milford Road, New Zealand. December 2017. and the male,
  2. 108. Orange-fronted Parakeet, Blumine Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. December 2017.
  3. 107. New Zealand Saddleback, Blumine Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. December 2017.
  4. 104. New Zealand Fantail, Arthur's Pass. December 2017. and a Black Morph, Pakihi Reserve.
  5. @xelas, yes the Intaka wetland that is part of a residential development, someone else went there this year, and I liked their photos and caught the lure of the Kingfisher Hide.
  6. @TonyQ what a lovely laid back itinerary for 2018. I would second the recommendation for the Lavender Farm at Franschoek, it looks terrific but is unfortunately booked out for our dates next August. For a Cape Town based bird guide you could try Mariana Delport of Cape Eco-tours. In 2012 I was impressed with her deep knowledge of and love for South African birds and flora. She is taking me for a days birding this August to Kirstenbosch, maybe Harold Porter Botanic Gardens which is close to the penguins and if we have time we will try to fit in a visit to Intaka for Malachite Kingfisher close-ups.

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