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Soukous Big Year 2017

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Oh crikey.

2017 is already flying past and I'm just getting around to posting my first birds.

 

It has been a slow start but hopefully a trip to Botswana in May will help me get my numbers up.

In the meantime here are a few to get my ball rolling.

 

Robin (Erithacus Rubecula)

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Greater Striped Swallow (Cecropis cucullata)

 

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White Throated Swallow (Hirundo albigularis)

 

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Hi @@Soukous glad you're back in. Can you add dates/places to the rest of your posts? Thanks

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@@Soukous

Great to have you on board again! The GreaterStriped Swallow is a beauty.

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Hi @@Soukous glad you're back in. Can you add dates/places to the rest of your posts? Thanks

 

no problem.

The robin was taken in our garden in Suffolk, UK

The Greater Striped Swallows were taken at our house in Klein Karoo, South Africa, as were the White Throated Swallows.

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Amethyst Sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina)

 

In a friend's garden in Knysna, South Africa

 

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Greater Double Collared Sunbird (Cinnyris afer)

Knysna, South Africa

 

I think this is the Greater Double Collared rather than the Southern, based upon the extensive scarlet breast band.

 

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Forest Buzzard (Buteo trizonatus)

Klein Karoo, South Africa

 

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Common (formerly Steppe) Buzzard (Buteo buteo) - such a shame that this bird has now been designaetd 'common'. Steppe Buzzard sounded so much better (IMO).

Klein Karoo, South Africa

 

 

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Shaky hands on these due to trying to stop the vehicle and get my camera on target before the bugger flew off.

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Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

Storms River, South Africa

 

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Lesser Black Backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

Storms River, South Africa

 

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juvenile Lesser Black Backed Gull

 

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Blacksmith Lapwing (plover) (Vanellus armatus)

Klein Karoo, South Africa

 

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African Pipit (Anthus cinnamomeus)

Klein Karoo, South Africa

 

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Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus)

Klein Karoo, South Africa

 

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And the dates? ;)

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And the dates? ;)

Oh my.

 

The robin was taken in January.

All the African birds in Jan/Feb 2017.

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Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus)

Klein Karoo, South Africa, Feb 2017

 

 

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Cape Bulbul (Pycnonotus capensis)

Klein Karoo, South Africa, Feb 2017

 

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Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus)

Klein Karoo, South Africa, Feb 2017

 

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Cape Weaver (Ploceus capensis)

Klein Karoo, South Africa, Feb 2017

 

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Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca)

Klein Karoo, South Africa, Feb 2017

 

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Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Klein Karoo, South Africa, Feb 2017

 

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Hadeda Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash)

Klein Karoo, South Africa, Feb 2017

 

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African Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini)

 

Storms River, South Africa, Feb 2017

 

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