Garden Route specials

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5 years 2 months ago #76475 by wildtuinman
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To mossie and others in the area.

There is currently a Bar-tailed Godwit in the Groot-Brakriver mouth.
(Proof shots with my stepmom's mik and druk.)
Bar-tailed Godwit


There is still a Sub-antarctic Skua in Mosselbay harbour.

And then furthermore, a Victorin's Warbler showed itself at the lowest lookout point on the Outeniqua pass, across the road from the parking bay.


Good luck if you are chasing after these specials. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

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5 years 2 months ago #76476 by wildtuinman
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Oh and I nearly forgot: Cape Siskin at the highest lookout point on the Outeniqua pass.

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5 years 2 months ago #76478 by mossie
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Hi Dirk

Thanks for posting, but I'm in JHB this week <!-- s:banghead: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/banghead.gif" alt=":banghead:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:banghead: --> <!-- s:banghead: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/banghead.gif" alt=":banghead:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:banghead: --> <!-- s:banghead: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/banghead.gif" alt=":banghead:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:banghead: --> <!-- s:bomb: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/bomb.gif" alt=":bomb:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:bomb: -->

Nice one on the Victorins, I guess I should stop more often to smell the flowers :D

Regards,
Mossie

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5 years 2 months ago #76479 by wildtuinman
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mossie wrote: I guess I should stop more often to smell the flowers :D


Just make sure you have some anti-histamines in your bag. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

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5 years 2 months ago #76599 by wildtuinman
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Cape Siskin

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5 years 2 months ago #76777 by mossie
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I tried to find the Godwit on Sunday, but no luck. All I managed were a few greenshanks, threebanded plover, and Kittlitz plover.

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5 years 2 months ago #76782 by wildtuinman
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That's a pity, Mossie. <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very sad" /><!-- s:cry: -->

Have you gone after the Siskin and Warbler yet?
At the Siskin sighting I was almost sure that I saw a Protea Seed-eater as well, so keep your eyes peeled. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

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5 years 2 months ago #76849 by mossie
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I guess when I fetch the kids from school I need to go "the long way" via Oudshoorn <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

Funny as it may seem, what is stopping me from going nuts and hunting down the last few garden route specials, is that I don't know what I will do when I have seen them all, so I am pacing myself.

As far as Knysna warbler goes, I am quite familiar with the call now, and I have heard it in Wilderness, Herolds bay, and Groot Brak, so I know which vegetation to "TRY" find it in!!! Those rediculously dense tangles of coastal bush seem to be the spot. The more impossible it is to penetrate, the more likely a warbler will call from it <!-- s:banghead: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/banghead.gif" alt=":banghead:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:banghead: -->

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5 years 2 months ago #76908 by wildtuinman
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5 years 2 months ago #76965 by wildtuinman
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Mossie, not sure if you have seen one of these yet.

They are fairly common to the west of Mosselbay around Mosgas.

This one was seen flying over Groot-Brak 2 weekends ago. A very nice surprise. :D

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