Bogey bird finally ticked after 20 years!

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8 years 8 months ago #10907 by gordon
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Hi All,

I finally got to see my bogey bird this morning after 20 years of trying!!

Giant Eagle Owl....





Cheers,
Gordon

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8 years 8 months ago #10911 by wernher
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Hi Gordon,

I believe congratulations are in order!

I was on a night-drive in Kalahari Gemsbok a few years ago when the ranger pointed out a Giant Eagle-Owl to us. This was before I took up birding and at the time I thought nothing of it. If only I knew then what I know now and I would have taken a photo ticked it! :)

Cheers,
Wernher

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8 years 7 months ago #10921 by Birdlover
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Well done Gordon.

I remember when i saw him ... i lined up for my shot when <!-- s:banghead: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/banghead.gif" alt=":banghead:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:banghead: --> one of the ladies in the group walked up to the tree and the owl flew just before i had focus. <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: -->

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8 years 7 months ago #10930 by JGB
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Congrats. What next?

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8 years 7 months ago #10933 by Jeff Curnick
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Congrats Gordon!!

Took me 17 years to see a Finfoot, so I know all about bogey birds.

Cheers,
Jeff

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8 years 7 months ago #10937 by gordon
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Thanks Guys...

Next up, Pel's Fishing Owl.... heard and recorded but not yet seen!

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8 years 7 months ago #10943 by mossie
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For Pel's Fishing owl, I can only say two words "Xaros Lodge"!!!!

Its on the pan handle of the the Delta. Approach by boat from Drotsky's cabins. Ask the staff there to find them for you! They also sit on the tent roof and call night!

Mossie

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