Marievale Winter CWAC 2011

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6 years 3 months ago #54692 by Doug
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HI all.

About half a dozen Simply Birders got together to take part in the winter CWAC.

I got there early to find a chilly and misty -8.6

But about 07h30 people started arriving and we were assigned two sections.

It was a particularly good morning and we got large numbers of many waterfowl species. Yellow-billed, White-faced and Fulvous Ducks, Red-billed and Hottentot Teals and Spurwinged Goose.

Migrants in the form of Pied Avocet and Ruff.

The other highlight of the morning was African Marsh Harrier and a group of Orange-river Francolin

See you all at the summer CWAC.

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6 years 3 months ago #54707 by sulamk
sulamk replied the topic: Re: Marievale Winter CWAC 2011
Well Done! We Did the Sandspruit/ Volksrust CAR count route on Sat morning! 38 helmeted Guinea Fowl was the sum total of the countable birds :( Think the snow had frightened them off as there were still big patches in the fields, road verges and mountain tops and sides. other birds seen red capped lark wryneck and the normal bishops etc.

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6 years 3 months ago #54725 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: Marievale Winter CWAC 2011
Unfortunately, illness prevented me from attending so I'll need to make sure I'm fit and well for the summer one. Some of the birds Doug mentioned would have been lifers for me. <!-- s:banghead: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/banghead.gif" alt=":banghead:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:banghead: -->

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6 years 3 months ago #54740 by Doug
Doug replied the topic: Re: Marievale Winter CWAC 2011
Hey I went with laryngitis <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) -->
Most diseases are curable.. Get the lifers first :mrgreen:

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6 years 3 months ago #54754 by John Young
John Young replied the topic: Re: Marievale Winter CWAC 2011

Doug wrote: Most diseases are curable.. Get the lifers first :mrgreen:


LOL, where's the "like" button Doug? <!-- s:rotfl: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/rotfl.gif" alt=":rotfl:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:rotfl: -->

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