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Sickle-winged chat

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 320, f 7.1, 1/320

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Marico sunbird

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/800

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/800

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Amethyst sunbird

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 30/8/15, male

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/2500

 

Female

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/1000

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~ @@Tdgraves

 

Are the interrupted faint lines behind the female Amethyst Sunbird bits of cobweb, or something else?

Nice sunbird images!

Tom K.

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~ @@Tdgraves

 

Are the interrupted faint lines behind the female Amethyst Sunbird bits of cobweb, or something else?

Nice sunbird images!

Tom K.

 

 

No @@Tom Kellie it is water. Our friend was watering his "garden" in the bush and all the sunbirds descended to have a shower!! You can see that all of the branches and leaves are wet, but that last shot shows the actual water droplets

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No @@Tom Kellie it is water. Our friend was watering his "garden" in the bush and all the sunbirds descended to have a shower!! You can see that all of the branches and leaves are wet, but that last shot shows the actual water droplets

 

~ @@Tdgraves

 

Thank you for explaining that.

I should have recognized it for what it was.

What a thrill to see sunbirds assembling for shower time!

I saw sunbirds in South Africa early last week, but not close enough for a meaningful image.

The ones I spotted were eating in a flowering bush above a spotted hyena den.

Tom K.

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So that's it for the new ones in this section - 7 birds in 3 days, not bad. It was the first time we were there in winter, rather than summer. So back to those which are not so new....

 

Violet-cheeked/eared waxbill

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

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

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400 ISO 320, f 8, 1/500

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African Jacana

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 320, f 6.3, 1/800

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/1250

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400 ISO 320, f 8, 1/400

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Pied babblers, which thinking about it, I think were also new...

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/400

 

30/8/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400 ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/320

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Red-billed buffalo weaver

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/500

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Speckled pigeon

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/800

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Bennett's woodpecker

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

Female

 

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

 

31/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/1600

 

Pair, 29/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/2500

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Southern red-billed hornbill

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 400, f 8, 1/400

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Crested francolin

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 28/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/320

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Arrow-marked babbler

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 30/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 200, f 8, 1/200

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White-bellied sunbird

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 30/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 400, f 7.1, 1/640

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sorry - i have double-posted the kalahari scrub robin :(

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Blue waxbill

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 320, f 7.1, 1/500

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Magpie shrike

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 28/8/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 320, f 8, 1/1250

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crested barbet

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 29/8/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 320, f 8, 1/320

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Lesser striped swallows (terrible photo...)

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 30/8/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/500

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Southern yellow-billed hornbill (a duplicate, but some nice shots)

 

Ditholo wildlife estate, South Africa, 30/8/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/1000-1/1250

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and that's it for our three days in our friends bush house. Those that I saw but failed to shoot included secretary bird, back-headed oriole (which kept flying past to taunt me!) and knob-billed duck

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So, now onto Tswalu Kalahari and the new ones first

 

Ant-eating chat, 31/8/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 800, f 5.6, 1/800

 

1/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/800

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/500

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Fawn-coloured lark

 

Tswalu Kalahari, 1/9/15

 

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

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 200, f 7.1, 1/1000

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