New user from, Joburg (northcliff)

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3 years 2 months ago #86783 by billbrooks
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Hello everyone, completely new child (recently turned 14) photographer/ bird watcher/ nature lover, from Johannesburg, It's not exactly the prime location for bird watching (but I have found more animals than I ever thought I would have found in an urbanized area) and where I live (Northcliff) I have counted only +-35 bird species, and there don't seem to be any keen nature lovers my age here. I would love to learn more about some bird species, and may need help identifying some species. I will still need some help so please keep in touch with me! Thanks <!-- s:wave: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/wave.gif" alt=":wave:" title="Wave" /><!-- s:wave: -->

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3 years 2 months ago #86785 by gordon
gordon replied the topic: Re: New user from, Joburg (northcliff)
Hi northcliffbirder81,

Welcome to the forum!

Wits Bird Club used to have a junior section which you could try getting hold of.
Alternatively try get a couple of close friends together a form you own birding club.

Look out for Alpine Swift along the ridge!

Cheers,
Gordon

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3 years 2 months ago #86788 by billbrooks
billbrooks replied the topic: Re: New user from, Joburg (northcliff)
Thanks, I've been wondering what type of swifts/ swallows are in this area. I tried getting a picture of some, but they move too fast <!-- s:banghead: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/banghead.gif" alt=":banghead:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:banghead: --> ! all I could make out was that they had orange undersides, and to my horror when I looked in my bird book, I found that most swifts do. can you please tell me what other swallows and swifts are in this area. <!-- s:scratchchin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/scratchchin.gif" alt=":scratchchin:" title="Perplexed" /><!-- s:scratchchin: -->

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3 years 2 months ago #86798 by gordon
gordon replied the topic: Re: New user from, Joburg (northcliff)
You're welcome!

I answered your swift question in your other post.. <!-- s:spin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/spin.gif" alt=":spin:" title="Spinning" /><!-- s:spin: -->

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