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05-01-2019, 01:24 PM - 4 Likes   #8671
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Super excited to get my first sighting of a Halfcollared Kingfisher today. Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens


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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
Super excited to get my first sighting of a Halfcollared Kingfisher today. Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

What a stunning bird!!

Northern flicker.
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And there was a Giant Kingfisher too , a few meters apart- How blessed can you get!
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A chipping sparrow, cute, but it's no African Kingfisher. FYI: the difference between the two images = the first taken through a double-pane thermal window with the camera well back from it, the second had only air between the camera & the bird.

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Believe it or not, I did not immediately switch to the fish-eye
I would have been tempted to try with my infrared camera. Turnabout is fair play ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
Super excited to get my first sighting of a Halfcollared Kingfisher today. Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
congratulation on the rare sighting and a great shot

two more bald eagle. juvenile this time


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Another robin. Taking pictures of robins is like photographing rocks because you cannot locate any flowers.

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QuoteOriginally posted by taks Quote
congratulation on the rare sighting and a great shot

two more bald eagle. juvenile this time


Thank you. I am an avid bird watcher, but not fanatical, and keep a sort of loose record of sightings. Of the 10 species of Kingfishers, I have 3 more to go!

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A rodent with the general name "ground squirrel," but there are different species and I don't recall which one this is.
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The McDonalds of the Kruger Park, kiddies burger actually
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Scan, zoo specimen. The "NORITSU KOKI" in the EXIF data may be the scanner.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
I am an avid bird watcher, but not fanatical, and keep a sort of loose record of sightings. Of the 10 species of Kingfishers, I have 3 more to go!
I didn't know there were so many different Kingfishers Good luck on spotting 3 more

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Jelly One, Lunch Nil

A wee something to brighten an otherwise dull day in the Highlands.

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