Running list of a fourways garden bird list

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8 years 2 months ago #12686 by Doug
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Three more quality garden bird species...
Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Burchell's Coucal and Spotted Eagle-owl

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8 years 2 months ago #12688 by Dave Shedman
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Superb! We've seen two of those from our garden but never in our garden. Kingfishers are one species we never see here so I'm envious!! <!-- s:yes: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/yes.gif" alt=":yes:" title="Yes" /><!-- s:yes: -->

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8 years 2 months ago #12690 by Doug
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As you knwo though my rules are like that of free birding... if you see it, hear it or it flies over head it counts. Much like birding at say Marievale. If it was over the fence in the farm fields you would still count it on a list for Marievale etc.

There is a big property not yet developed (Thank heavens) accross the road from our complex with large numbers of Acacias. The Kingfisher and Coucal were calling from there. The Eagle Owl was however on the neighbor's roof and I stood on out patio for about 20 minutes just enjoying the pleasure of hearing it call.

Life is good!!!!!

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8 years 2 months ago #12691 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: Running list of a fourways garden bird list
Going by your rules then, we could count the Spotted Eagle Owl, which sat on the pylon in the vlei a coupe of evenings, and the Burchell's Coucal which we've seen trying plunder Masked Weaver nests in the vlei (seen from our back door) and even on the garden wall of the house diagonally opposite us, thus:



Still no kingfishers though! <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very sad" /><!-- s:cry: -->

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8 years 2 months ago #12692 by Doug
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Nice photo. I did not even get to see the bird........ Just a soft liquid bubble!!!!

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8 years 2 months ago #12693 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: Running list of a fourways garden bird list
Thanks. I've just checked and that photo was taken on September 11th 2008 and we've seen it again recently down in the vlei this last couple of weeks. It seems to time its visits to coincide with the Masked Weaver and Red Bishop breeding seasons - clever bird!

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8 years 3 weeks ago #13131 by Doug
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Added some more to my garden list....

Greater-Striped Wallow
African Rail (Hear calling from the nearby river)
Bronze Manikin feeding in our garden this morning.
Red-headed Finch

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8 years 2 weeks ago #13196 by Doug
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And we keep growing.... 4 more added.

Diederick Cuckoo
Red-chested Cuckoo
African Palm-swift
Little Swift

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8 years 2 weeks ago #13229 by mossie
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Greater-Striped Wallow


This must be a cross between a Zebra and a Hippo?

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8 years 2 weeks ago #13230 by Doug
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Let it not be said that we never describe new species here at Simply Birding <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) -->

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