Hello from Linden, Johannesburg

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7 years 2 months ago #28864 by firephish
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Hello,

I'm a keen birder recently returned from Dublin. Thanks for providing a great site and i've got some nice tips on areas to explorer from your forums :-)

So far i'm really enjoying the diversity of birds in SA (after four years of seaguls and magpies in ireland!), and have been blogging about my garden birds here:

http://www.wildjohannesburg.blogspot.com/

Will be sure to post any interesting trips here too.

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7 years 2 months ago #28871 by Doug
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Welcome to our forum.

I had a look at your blog. You have some nice pictures and some interesting garden observations.

Hope you find this site useful.

Regards,
Doug.

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7 years 2 months ago #28896 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: Hello from Linden, Johannesburg
Welcome aboard, always great to see new members!

Just had a quick look at your blog and I'm impressed with your garden list (we too have a miniscule garden but have had 41 species so far). Just one or two corrections though. If you're in Johannesburg, your Bulbuls will be Dark Capped Bulbuls as the Cape Bulbul is only found in the western and southern Cape, and has a white eyering. Also, the only Parakeet listed as breeding here in SA is the Rose Ringed Parakeet (had one in our garden too), not Ring Necked.

Looking forward to seeing your garden list grow and hope you have a great time here on Simply Birding! :D

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7 years 2 months ago #28911 by firephish
firephish replied the topic: Re: Hello from Linden, Johannesburg

Dave Shedman wrote: Just one or two corrections though.

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You are quite correct ... list updated!

Thanks for the welcome.

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7 years 2 months ago #28920 by Jacques P
Jacques P replied the topic: Re: Hello from Linden, Johannesburg
Hello,

Welcome to the forum and RSA.
You might want to join a bird club in Johannesburg. The people will help with ID and show you lots of places.

Kind regards,
Jacques.

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7 years 2 months ago #28935 by firephish
firephish replied the topic: Re: Hello from Linden, Johannesburg

Jacques P wrote: You might want to join a bird club in Johannesburg.


Thanks for the welcome Jacques ... any suggestions?

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7 years 2 months ago #28981 by Jacques P
Jacques P replied the topic: Re: Hello from Linden, Johannesburg
Hi,

Well there are quiet a lot of clubs in Jo'burg:
President Ridge Bird Club
Wits Bird Club
Rand Barbet Bird Club,
and more.
You should maybe phone Birdlife South Africa to find out which is the closest to you. The number is 011 789 1122.

Best regards,
Jacques.

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