Tdgraves

Tdgraves big year

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So, while i am processing african photos, here goes for the uk....

 

In the garden: robin, blackbird, wood pigeon, collared dove, thrush, greenfinch, wren, chaffinch, blue tit, great tit, long tailed tit, magpie, crow, jackdaw. No signs yet of woodpecker, bullfinch, goldfinch or jay

 

Do muntjack deer count? ;)

 

In the locale: duck, swans, grey heron, kestrel, red kite, buzzard, pheasant, seagull

 

No photos as yet (light too crappy at present in the uk - will work on it in the spring)

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Oops forgot the hedge sparrow

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So, while i am processing african photos, here goes for the uk....

 

In the garden: robin, blackbird, wood pigeon, collared dove, thrush, greenfinch, wren, chaffinch, blue tit, great tit, long tailed tit, magpie, crow, jackdaw. No signs yet of woodpecker, bullfinch, goldfinch or jay

 

Do muntjack deer count? ;)

 

In the locale: duck, swans, grey heron, kestrel, red kite, buzzard, pheasant, seagull

 

No photos as yet (light too crappy at present in the uk - will work on it in the spring)

 

As I recall, without the photos all your sightings count for nought. :o

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Was just limbering up ;)

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I wish I knew about this before we went to the Kruger, grrr. :(

I would have a) paid more attention and more importantly B) taken some proof shots of things I wouldn't normally bother with (LBJs etc)

 

Anyway, we saw a few new species, so they will be easier to remember (I guess)

 

Lesser Striped Swallow

 

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Ditholo wildlife estate, Limpopo, RSA
19/1/14 15.30

 

Canon 5D 100-400 at full zoom, f5.6 ISO 400 1/1250

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Spurwing geese

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, Limpopo, RSA

 

20/1/14 08.53am

 

Canon 5D 100-400 at full zoom, f7.1, ISO 200, 1/2500, aperture priority

 

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Posted (edited)

Wattled starling

 

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Kruger National Park, north of Satara

 

27/1/14 07.40am

 

Canon 7D 100-400 at full zoom, f8.0, ISO 400, 1/1000, manual

 

Not the best shot in the world, but it was really overcast

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Now you're cooking. And you managed all this using a Canon? remarkable. :P

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Hahahaha only just getting started!

Managed was probably the right word in the kruger though, as the second half of the trip was very rainy and cloudy.

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Great dedication!

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Just seen a goldfinch and before you ask @@Soukous, no photo...

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Crested spurfowl/francolin

 

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Ditholo

 

21/1/14 15.36

 

Canon 5D 100-400 @ 380mm, AV, f7.1, ISO 400, 1/640

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Posted (edited)

African Cuckoo - looking a bit soggy and sorry for itself!

 

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KNP, around Tshokwane picnic site

 

27/1/14 12.13

 

Canon 5D, 100-400 full zoom, f 7.1, ISO 800 1/640, AV

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Black stork

 

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North of Tshokwane, KNP

 

27/1/14 12.28

 

Canon 7D 100-400, f8.0, ISO 800 1/5000

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Crowned plover

 

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KNP, near Orpen gate

 

26/1/14 07.59

 

Canon 7D 100-400 f 7.1, ISO 500, 1/500 AV

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Female pin-tailed whydah bird

 

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25/1/14

 

KNP, S100 near Satara

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f7.1, ISO 500, 1/320, AV

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Keep em coming @@Tdgraves

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There was a buzzard circling around the garden uin the sunshine yesterday...but no time to get the camera @@Soukous

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Grey headed parrot

 

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KNP, near Berg-en-Dal 30/1/14 17.43

 

Canon 7D f 6.3, ISO 320, 1/2000

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Also new species, but unable to photograph (due to fleeting glimpse) black headed oriole

 

I have just spent half an hour trying to find a photo of the last new species we saw, a wooly necked stork, but must conclude that it was blurry and hence got deleted....

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Posted (edited)

So now to those that I've seen before (and hopefully some better quality shots)

 

Southern Black Korhaan

 

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KNP Letaba 24/1/14 06.30

 

Canon 7D 100-400 full zoom f 7.1, ISO 1600, 1/1000, AV

 

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KNP Letaba 23/1/14 15.23

 

Canon 5D 100-400 full zoom f 7.1 ISO 400, 1/1000, AV

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Grey hornbill

 

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KNP, S100 Satara, 25/1/14 AM

 

Canon 5D, 100-400 full zoom, f 7.1, ISO 500, 1/1250

 

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KNP, Letaba, 24/1/14 AM

 

Canon 5D 100-400 full zoom f 6.3, ISO 800, 1/2000

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You really are putting the rest of us to shame @@Tdgraves

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Posted (edited)

Senegal coucal

 

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KNP, S100 near Satara

 

25/1/14 AM

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f5.6 ISO 800 1/3200

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Yellow billed kite (not great shots)

 

 

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Eating roadkill (you can see how wet it was)

 

KNP, north of Tshokwane, 27/1/14 12.00

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f7.1 ISO 800 1/800

 

 

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KNP, S100 near Satara 25/1/14 AM

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f8 ISO 500 1/500

 

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Flying in a very overcast sky

 

KNP, near Orpen gate, 26/1/14 AM

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f5.6 ISO 800 1/640

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