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  1. #1461
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzukiPiet View Post
    Emigrated. We received our Aus permanent residency visas in April and left middle July.
    Does that mean you start from 001 again Im still stuck on 505 birds photographed, had foot op so haven't been mobile. You must be the only one with a true Acacia pied barbet ... we only got the Vachellia pied barbet .... ha ha please dont stop helping us - u were the reason why I started counting my birds photographed so you need to keep us motivated. Good luck and show us some pic's sometime

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    Not really a bird ID question - but more one of helping with bird ID.

    We are heading to Luiwa, Kafue & Kasanka (so Zambia).

    How much will Roberts Bird Guide cover for Zambia (we also have the app)?

    If Roberts is a bit thin what books (or apps) can you recommend for helping with bird ID in Zambia. Any apps we could download to help cut down on "book weight".

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    Hi slowone - hope u fast when the tsetse get u ....

    We did similar trip oct/nov last year - the bats �� of kasanka are spectacular - large flocks crowned and wattled cranes at Luiwa and lots of tsetse at Kafue -
    I just carried a Africa bird book which sufficed - I did print out lists before I left - enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens78 View Post
    Grey hornbill! Beautiful Bushveld bird, I'm surprised they've made their way to Joburg already.
    They have been in JHB for many years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Does that mean you start from 001 again Im still stuck on 505 birds photographed, had foot op so haven't been mobile. You must be the only one with a true Acacia pied barbet ... we only got the Vachellia pied barbet .... ha ha please dont stop helping us - u were the reason why I started counting my birds photographed so you need to keep us motivated. Good luck and show us some pic's sometime

    I've started all over again, yes. Otherwise I could just continue counting where i left off, which would mean that I have surpassed your 505!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Congratulations I suppose.

    Please show us some Auzzie birds fom time to time? I know there are some really colourful birds down there somewhere.
    It's a little bittersweet, Peter - it's true. Very sad to have left all the beauty (and obviously family) there, but we've traded it for the new and we are enjoying it thoroughly so far! I've been VERY lucky in terms of work and how everything have fallen in to place up to now!

    I've started a separate thread here (https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...28#post4234028) to share some of my bird pictures. No more hijacking of the Bird ID thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Hi slowone - hope u fast when the tsetse get u ....

    We did similar trip oct/nov last year - the bats �� of kasanka are spectacular - large flocks crowned and wattled cranes at Luiwa and lots of tsetse at Kafue -
    I just carried a Africa bird book which sufficed - I did print out lists before I left - enjoy
    Thanks Raceway.

    Looks like I am going to be getting the book "birds south of Africa south of the sahara". Will just have to make space.
    Last edited by Slowones; 2019/09/23 at 09:29 AM.

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    I am very glad to hear that things are going well Piet. I feel sad each time we lose skill, but it's quite clear the sentiment is not really shared by any of the people in power, nor any of the people with a voice in the media.

    From what I read, there are very nearly the same number of species in Aus as there are in SA, so it should at least keep you busy for a day or two...
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    Hi All
    Can anyone put me out of my misery and identify these birds. Seen at Strandfontein sewerage works, Cape Town, today. Sorry about the pic.....I don't have a fancy camera and it was VERY far away!
    Thanks in advance.
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    Wood sandpiper, not 100%sure though

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    Thanks Clinton. It certainly looks more like a Wood Sandpiper than anything else. The deep yellow (almost gold) legs of the bird on the left, together with the back feathers left me a bit in doubt.

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    No worries, very cool spotting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shfish View Post
    Hi All
    Can anyone put me out of my misery and identify these birds. Seen at Strandfontein sewerage works, Cape Town, today. Sorry about the pic.....I don't have a fancy camera and it was VERY far away!
    Thanks in advance.
    I'm only viewing it on my phone, so I might be mistaken, but to me the buff feather edges of the bird on the left looks like a Ruff to me. The one on the right I agree appears to be a Wood Sandpiper with the pale specking.

    One reason why I'm doubting myself is because of the sizes - Ruff is supposed to be slightly bigger than the WS. The one on the right appears a bit bigger, but overall these two are well matched.
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    Hi all,

    Need help identifying this bird. Have seen them regularly in my garden in Benoni of late, there are three of them, two of the darker colourations like this one and then a lighter version as well. They are very skittish and always feeding on ground level.
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    Thick-billed Weaver. This one is the male, guessing the lighter one is the female (they are speckled/mottled).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Thick-billed Weaver. This one is the male, guessing the lighter one is the female (they are speckled/mottled).
    yes ... I also get them,in my Randburg garden now, but only the last year
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    Perfect, that's the one! Yes, the female is speckled. Strange the there are always two males and one female when I see them..

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    If you wanr thick billed weavers in your garden you need to put out sunflower seed
    Works like a magnet....
    Quote Originally Posted by BushNomad View Post
    yes ... I also get them,in my Randburg garden now, but only the last year

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