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6 years 4 weeks ago #59161 by John Young
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Having read quite a lot about Marievale on this and other forums recently, I was fortunate enough to have time to pop in for a late afternoon visit recently. For those that know the site, morning visits are probably the best time for good photo prospects. I spent much of my time looking at birds into the late afternoon light, so the images that follow pale into insignificance when compared with Neil's posted a few weeks back.

Regardless, I was happy to have seen this place for myself, and will have a better idea of which spots to go to next time I get another opportunity. The real highlight for me was a full view sighting of the male Red-Chested Flufftail at the Hadeda hide. <!-- s:hypnodisk: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/hypnodisk.gif" alt=":hypnodisk:" title="Hypnotised" /><!-- s:hypnodisk: --> <!-- s:spin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/spin.gif" alt=":spin:" title="Spinning" /><!-- s:spin: --> Sadly, it took fright when I moved my lens suddenly and was off before I could get a shot off. :(

African Darter


African Stonechat


Black Crake


Cape Shoveller


Common Moorhen


Hottentot Teal


Levaillant's Cisticola


Ruff


Squacco Heron


Squacco Heron


Swainson's Spurfowl


Whiskered Tern (I think so please correct me if my ID is wrong!)


White-Breasted Cormorant


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Dave

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6 years 4 weeks ago #59162 by Doug
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Wow Dave.

Awesome photos. Nice to know you got the flufftail.


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6 years 4 weeks ago #59164 by John Young
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Thanks Doug - time is still on my side so I'll get the little fella another time.

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6 years 4 weeks ago #59165 by Doug
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I hope to see a pic of the male.


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6 years 4 weeks ago #59172 by Jeff Curnick
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Hi Dave,

Well done on the RC Flufftail, any flufftail is always a special sighting!!
I think your tern ID is correct but the cormorant is a Reed not White-breasted.

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6 years 3 weeks ago #59364 by John Young
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Thanks Jeff, especially for the cormorant correction.

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Dave

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