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Water thick-knee (Dikkop)

 

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KNP, low water bridge sabi/sand rivers, near Skukuza, 28/1/14 07.30

 

Canon 7D 100-400 f 6.3 ISO 200 1/2500

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Southern carmine bee eater

 

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KNP, near Satara 24/1/14 13.59

 

Canon 7D 100-400 f 7.1 ISO 125 1/500

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Lesser grey shrike

 

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KNP, S100 near Satara, 25/1/14 08.17

 

Canon 7D 100-400 ISO 200 f 7.1 1/1000

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Amur falcon

 

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KNP, s100 near Satara 25/1/14 07.41

 

Canon 7D f 10 ISO 400 1/4000

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Green-backed heron

 

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KNP, near Satara 25/1/14 06.33

 

Canon 7D 100-400 @390mm, f 6.3, ISO 800 1/1250

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Pied kingfishers

 

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KNP, low water bridge near Skukuza, 28/1/14 16.19

 

Canon 100-400 f 7.1 ISO 200 1/1600

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Red-billed oxpeckers

 

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KNP, near Satara, 26/1/14 07.09

 

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

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European bee eater (a rather pathetic picture though..)

 

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KNP, somewhere near Satara, 24/1/14 15.30

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f 10 ISO 400 1/320

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Brown snake eagle (who is very soggy)

 

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KNP, on H7 towards Orpen, 26/1/14 06.05

 

Canon 7D 100-400 f 10 ISO 250 1/2000

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And all the ones we didn't catch on camera....

 

bateleurs (loads of them, but all very high in the sky)

crimson breasted shrike (too shy)

sandgrouse (not sure which type - too fast to see)

black shouldered kite (no suitable place to stop - loads on telegraph poles)

 

Cape mourning dove - didn't bother, as I didn't know about this section then :(

glossy starling (ditto)

Yellow and red billed hornbills (ditto)

Blacksmith plover (ditto)

Mynah bird (ditto)

Cattle egret (ditto)

Egyptian geese (ditto)

Swainson's spurfowl (ditto)

 

Saddle billed stork (too far away for a decent shot)

 

I'm sure that there were many more but these are the ones which spring to mind.....

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Black chested Korhaan, especially impressive shot!

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ditto to Lynn;'s post. is that its tongue or an insect it's eating?

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ditto to Lynn;'s post. is that its tongue or an insect it's eating?

It's its tongue - he was singing!

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Nice!

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Female ostrich

 

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KNP, near Afsaal picnic site, 29/1/14 10.43

 

Canon 5D, 100-400 f 7.1 ISO 250 1/400

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White storks

 

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KNP, near Satara, 26/1/14 14.48

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f 5.6 ISO 400 1/320

 

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KNP, somewhere near Satara, 27/1/14 AM

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f 5.6 ISO 800 1/5000

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Kori bustard (more like Sorry bustard - he's so bedraggled!!)

 

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KNP, north of Satara, 27/1/14

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f 5.6 ISO 640 1/1250

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Tawny eagles

 

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KNP, S48 north of Letaba, 23/1/14 16.07

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f 7.1 ISO 400 1/2500

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Juvenile Southern pale chanting goshawk

 

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Ditholo, 21/1/14 15.02

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f 6.3 ISO 500 1/8000

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Your birds are gorgeous; I'm never quite quick enough to capture a good pic!

So enjoying yours immensely

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Your birds are gorgeous; I'm never quite quick enough to capture a good pic!

So enjoying yours immensely

The bonus of self-driving - no noisy diesel engines stopping and starting to scare them all away!

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White backed vultures

 

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KNP H7 near Satara, 26/1/14 06.39

Canon 7D 100-400 f 8 ISO 800 1/1000

 

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KNP H6 near Satara, 26/1/14 16.33

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

 

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KNP, H7 near Satara, /1/14

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f 5.6 ISO 800 1/800

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Lappet-faced vulture

 

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KNP, near Berg-en-Dal, 31/1/14 08.07

 

Canon 7D 100-400 f 7.1 ISO 800 1/1600

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Nice!

A few things though: The wattled thrush is a wattled starling, the Dickinson's kestrel is a cuckoo, either European or African (don't have a book at my hand).

Black chested korhaan is a black-bellied korhaan (spell error I guess), Burchell's coucal is Senegal coucal and Southern white crowned shrike is a lesser grey shrike

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Nice!

A few things though: The wattled thrush is a wattled starling, the Dickinson's kestrel is a cuckoo, either European or African (don't have a book at my hand).

Black chested korhaan is a black-bellied korhaan (spell error I guess), Burchell's coucal is Senegal coucal and Southern white crowned shrike is a lesser grey shrike

 

@@egilio

 

first was a typo (brain misremembered)

second - misidentified from the book, but still a new species for me - the dangers of a self-drive without a qualified guide ;)

third - again misremebered - my book just calls them black, without a belly or a chest!

fourth - I have no ****** idea how you tell the difference between these - the pictures in the book look identical to me..but another new species - thanks

fifth - me relying on memory rather than using the book

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