Knysna Warbler

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5 years 3 months ago #75332 by wildtuinman
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Spend a couple of days in Groot-Brakrivier and manage to get some decent shots of Knysna Warbler.



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5 years 3 months ago #75337 by John Young
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Great shots. I shall have to go via this spot when I next make a trip down to the Cape... :mrgreen:

Cheers,
Dave

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5 years 3 months ago #75338 by Ian_H
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very nice

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5 years 3 months ago #75340 by Margaret
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Really great shots! Well done.

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5 years 3 months ago #75390 by wildtuinman
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Thank you everyone! :D

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5 years 3 months ago #75470 by docandy
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Great! :D Persistence pays off!

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5 years 3 months ago #75509 by mossie
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Well done Dirk!!

I am still struggling with my garden route hit list.

Victorins Warbler -I have found a great spot on George mountain to HEAR IT, but still no sightings. <!-- s:banghead: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/banghead.gif" alt=":banghead:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:banghead: -->
Knysna Warbler - still no luck
Knysna Woodpecker - I have now stalked and photographed about 10 olive woodpeckers <!-- s:banghead: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/banghead.gif" alt=":banghead:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:banghead: --> , and heard one calling (once).
Black winged lapwing - one runway driveby tick thanks to Kulula <!-- s:spin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/spin.gif" alt=":spin:" title="Spinning" /><!-- s:spin: -->

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5 years 3 months ago #75511 by wildtuinman
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Mossie, I will gladly try and introduce you to my Knysna Warbler if you explain to me where you've heard your Victorin's Warbler!

Knysna Woodpecker is a mythical creature.

I am in Groot-Brakrivier from the 8th to the 11th of September if you are in the area.

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5 years 3 months ago #75527 by Jeff Curnick
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Hi all,

Firstly, well done to WTM for the absolutely cracking pics of the Knysna Warbler, wow!!!!! I've been lucky enough to see this skulking bird a handful of times but never quite like that.

Now a note to Mossie and WTM on the so-called "mythical" Knysna Woodpecker: have a look at the distribution map on the SABAP2 website ([url:alp2ybkc]http://sabap2.adu.org.za/spp_summary.php?Spp=448[/url:alp2ybkc]) and you'll see it should have been called the East London Woodpecker, although that just doesn't sound right :rolleyes:
But seriously I have taken great pleasure over the years in finding this bird for non-believers (mostly from Gauteng). It might be named after Knysna but it certainly isn't the easiest place to find one.

East London might be far from everywhere and not really known as a birding hotspot (especially when compared to other places in SA) but it certainly delivers some great birds and is well worth the effort. (my little plug for the Eastern Cape <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> )

Cheers,

Jeff

PS, Black-winged Lapwing is EASY at the East London racetrack, just remember to keep an eye out for the ladies of disrepute who frequent the area....

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5 years 2 months ago #75536 by docandy
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I cannot agree with you more Jeff! One of my favorite birding areas not only good for avian species but mammals as well.

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