Another lifer - this one's for Mossie!!

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8 years 2 months ago #12549 by Dave Shedman
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Mariana was standing at the front door having her customary smoke before going to work this morning when she spotted a large, long-tailed bird a couple of hundred metres away on one of the powerlines. We both reached for our bins and ID'd it straight away as an African Grey Hornbill. This was quite a pleasing lifer for us because for months now we've seen birds flying over that looked like they might be Hornbills but could only ever see a silhouette as they flew away. It's nice finally to get a confirmation that we probably had been seeing Hornbills in the area. Sadly, it flew off before I could get close enough to take a photo, but we both saw it clearly enough with the bins to confirm the ID.

I know you get quite excited, Mossie, about African Grey Hornbills in the JHB suburbs, so here's another sighting for your list!

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8 years 2 months ago #12550 by Rusty Justy
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Great sighting, im yet to see one in the JHB area! <!-- s:bouncy: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/bouncy.gif" alt=":bouncy:" title="Enthusiastic" /><!-- s:bouncy: -->

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8 years 2 months ago #12555 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: Another lifer - this one's for Mossie!!
If they become regular visitors, I'll let you know and you can come visit! :D

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