Collywobbles

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8 years 2 months ago #12581 by Jeff Curnick
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Hi all,

A group of us spent the morning at Collywobbles in the former Transkei, near iDutywa, to do a vulture count as a part of National Vulture Day (even though we were a day late).

An ariel view of the mBashe River that shows the "wobbles" in the river.




We spent the morning on top of one of the bends overlooking the main breeding cliff










In total we counted about 200 birds including 31 youngsters still in the nest




Not a great shot but it gives you a pretty good idea of just how close the birds get to you when flying around





This is truly an amazing place with some spectacular views and well worth the drive.

Cheers,

Jeff

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8 years 2 months ago #12590 by Birdlover
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Jeff this looks like a spectacular place to visit. Wish i was there to try some B.I.F shots.

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8 years 2 months ago #12597 by Jeff Curnick
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Just to give you an idea of what can be done at Collywobbles with the right equipment (and knowing how to use it <!-- s:!: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_exclaim.gif" alt=":!:" title="Exclamation" /><!-- s:!: --> )

These two pics were taken by Roberto Betta recently:

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[url:31132ioe]http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forum/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=185373&ppuser=5497[/url:31132ioe]

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8 years 2 months ago #12598 by Birdlover
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Just to give you an idea of what can be done at Collywobbles with the right equipment (and knowing how to use it )

Wonderful sharp photos.

I looked at the equipment he uses and did a quick google for prices.

Camera = R46395
Lens = R86729
Extender = R3600
Total = R136724

:rolleyes: No wonder our mere mortals can not compete with our cheap zoom lenses.

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