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Tdgraves big-ish year 2015

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OK, so given that @@Peter Connan has got things going and I have finally finished my TR, I thought I ought to start this, given that half of the year has already gone....

 

These will all be from our January trip to the KTP and hopefully I can add to it with some from the garden and our next trip in September.

 

I'll start with all the new species we saw.....

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Please feel free to correct any misidentifications as we were guideless...

 

African rock pipit, KTP, 26/1/15

 

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

 

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28/1/15

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Red-headed finches, KTP 26/1/15

 

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

 

And one with some better light, 2/2/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 250, 1/320, f7.1

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Capped wheatear, KTP, 27/1/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 1600, 1/6400, f7.1 (still on high speed cheetah settings!!)

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African red-eyed bulbul, KTP, 27/1/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 1000, 1/4000, f7.1

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White-backed mousebird, KTP, 27/1/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 640, 1/2500, f5.6

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Pygmy falcons, KTP, 27/1/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 500, 1/1000, f6.3

 

One in flight, 4/2/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 400, 1/2500, f7.1

 

And some in the sunshine!! 4/2/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 320, 1/1600, f7.1

 

5/2/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 200, 1/1600, f7.1

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Lanner falcon, KTP, 27/1/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 640, 1/2000, f8.0

 

27/1/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 640, 1/3200, f7.1

 

28/1/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 400, 1/2500, f6.3

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Scaly-feathered finches, KTP, 28/1/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 800, 1/2500, f6.3

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Spotted thick-knee, KTP,

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 320, 1/640, f6.3

 

4/2/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 320, 1/1000, f7.1

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Familiar chat, KTP, 29/1/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 250, 1/1000, f7.1

 

31/1/15

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 160, 1/500, f7.1

 

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Namaqua sandgrouse, KTP, 31/1/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 500, 1/640, f7.1

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 200, 1/1600, f7.1

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Red-necked falcon, KTP, 5/2/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 500, 1/2500, f7.1

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Black-faced waxbill, KTP, 5/2/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 200, 1/640, f7.1

 

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Marico flycatcher, KTP, 26/1/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 400, 1/1250, f7.1

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So, 14 new species (that we identified and photographed). I'm sure that there were many more which we missed....

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That's a big effort to get you started, well done.

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Oops, I missed another new one - Kalahari scrub robin

 

KTP, 30/1/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, sorry can't give you the rest of the data as I only have the favourites on my laptop and this didn't make the cut...

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And some new ones from the garden of the B+B in Upington...

 

Orange River white-eye, 26/1/15

 

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

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Speckled pigeon

 

On the banks of the Orange River, Upington, 26/1/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/250

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Cape sparrow

 

On the banks of the Orange River, Upington, 26/1/15

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/250

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Red-eyed bulbul

 

On the banks of the Orange River, Upington, 26/1/15

 

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

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Juvenile Cape Wagtail

 

On the banks of the Orange River, Upington, 26/1/15

 

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

 

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And another new one from the KTP, but the picture is so bad. I think it is a steppe buzzard, but it was really far and difficult to focus, given the tree and bird are the same colour...

 

30/1/15

 

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Canon 7D

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Just realised that I have posted 2 different bulbuls - sorry

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