Peter Connan

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152) White-throated Canary

 

Witkeelkanarie Serinus albogularis

 

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Aggeneys, 23 July

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153) Verreaux's Eagle

 

Witkruisarend

Aquila verreauxii

 

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Aggeneys, 23 July

 

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Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, 9 August

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154) White-breasted Cormorant:

 

Witborsduiker Phalacrocorax lucidus

 

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Orange River, 25 July

 

A few doubles:

 

Rock martin (Bird no 58, post #95):

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Capped Wheatear (Bird no. 63, Post #100):

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Pied Crow (Bird no. 15, Post #24):

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Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (bird no. 111, post #170): 

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Dusky Sunbird (bird no. 108, post #161):

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155) Tawny-flanked Prinia

 

Bruisylangstertjie Prinia subflava

 

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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort, 9 August

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156) Southern Boubou

 

Tropiese Waterfiskaal Laniarius ferrugineus

 

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This was the first time I have ever seen one of these guys out in the open. This one was acting more like a Common Fiscal, hopping around within 10 yards of the blanket my wife was lying on!

 

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, 9 August 

 

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I have never seen one of those either.  I must persuade the OH to sunbathe more.

Nice photograph.

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Thanks @Galana. Not sunbathe, picnic.

 

Food is key! We did not feed, but obviously most visitors do...

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2 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

We did not feed, but obviously most visitors do.

Let you into a secret @Peter Connan. Water is the key. Not much, it is precious but a small margarine tub with an inch in it and you will have feathered friends for life. It does not work for ducks though. They bring their own.

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Thanks @Galana

 

157) Cape White-eye

 

Kaapse Glasogie Zosterops pallidus

 

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Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, 9 August

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158) Greater Double-collared Sunbird

 

Groot-rooibandsuikerbekkie Cinnyris afra

 

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Unfortunately, I left my annual visit to WSNBG too late this year.  This was the only Greater Double-collared I saw, and although I saw a few White-breasted as well, I have no photos I am prepared to stick in this thread.

 

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, 9 August

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I assume it was another magical family day out at Sisulu, @Peter Connan

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Indeed it was thanks @xelas

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159) Amathyst Sunbird

 

Swartsuikerbekkie Chalcomitra amethystina

 

Female:

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Male:

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9 August, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.

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160) Cape Weaver

 

Kaapse Wewer Ploceus capensis

 

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9 August, Walter Sisulu botanical gardens

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You did well to catch that beautiful glossy throat and cap of the Amethyst Sunbird @Peter Connan! Great shot.

 

 

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Thanks @PeterHG.

 

Indeed, it's difficult to catch the irridecent patches on these guys. I still need to get one that also shows the blue shoulder patches!

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161) African Black Duck

 

Swarteend Anas sparsa

 

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WSNBG, 9 August

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162) Cape Rock Thrush

 

Kaapse Kliplyster Monticola rupestris

 

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WSNBG, 9 August.

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163) African Sacred Ibis

 

Skoorsteenveër Threskiornis aethiopicus

 

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WSNBG, 9 August

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@Peter Connan

Great photos of the Ibis!

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Thank you @TonyQ

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Last weekend I went back to Marievale for "spring day". There were more birds there than I have seen there for several years, which is very heartening.

 

Unfortunately, shortly after the sun came up, my camera broke... Thus I only have a couple of new birds.

 

164) Red-knobbed Coot

 

Bleshoender Fulica cristata

 

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Marievale, 3 September. 

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How unfortunate about your camera @Peter Connan! Your 'parting' shot of the Coot is a good one, though. Beautiful light and detail in the blacks!

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Thanks @PeterHG.

 

Not quite the parting shot, one more to go...

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165) Squacco Heron

 

Ralreier Ardeola ralloides

 

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Here, he came "too close" to the Coot's nest:

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Pity it was in shadow and behind some brush.

 

Marievale, 3 September

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