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I visited Mtunzini for a few days last week, was involved in a lot of bundu-bashing, and only really had time for one morning walking with the camera. Did manage to get 3 new lifers.

Yellow-throated Longclaw / Geelkeelkalkoentjie
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White-eared Barbet / Witoorhoutkapper
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Grey Sunbird / Gryssuikerbekkie
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I visited Mtunzini for a few days last week, was involved in a lot of bundu-bashing, and only really had time for one morning walking with the camera. Did manage to get 3 new lifers.

Yellow-throated Longclaw / Geelkeelkalkoentjie

White-eared Barbet / Witoorhoutkapper

Grey Sunbird / Gryssuikerbekkie
Love the name "Geelkeelkalkoentjie".

That Mtunzini is quite a birding paradise. Haven't actually visited it since the early 80's.
 

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That Mtunzini is quite a birding paradise. Haven't actually visited it since the early 80's.

I believe so, unfortunately, I was there on other matters and did not get the time to really sit still and observe.
 

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Some pics I took over the last few years. All from Kruger Park except the malachite kingfisher which was at Rietvlei.

Lilac-breasted roller
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malachite kingfisher
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martial eagle with a rock monitor
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pearl spotted owl
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pied kingfisher
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Ground hornbill
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Kittlitz's plover
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yellow billed stork
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Burchell's starling
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saddle billed stork
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green pidgeon
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Baie mooi, soos gewoonlik. Ons het die anderdag 'n paar ground hornbills (soos die kraai vlieg) so 25km Suid-Wes by 'n gronddam sien rondloop. Dit lyk tot die voëls wil nou al Weskaap toe trek.
 

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Lots of Black shouldered Kites around. This pair raised 2 juveniles in our orchard.
Also lots of Pale Chanting goshawks around. Spotted this juvenile close to our placeIMG_7131.JPG IMG_7173.JPG
 
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Glad i found this thread... Bikers and Birders. My kindof people.
Here is a shot of a a violet backed starling i took few months back. My proudest bird pic to date.

Anyone travel with big lens and camera on their bike ? if so how to you keep camera safe from falls and vibrations ?
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Glad i found this thread... Bikers and Birders. My kindof people.
Here is a shot of a a violet backed starling i took few months back. My proudest bird pic to date.

Anyone travel with big lens and camera on their bike ? if so how to you keep camera safe from falls and vibrations ?
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Dis die mooiste foto ooit!
 

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Had the opportunity to photograph a female juvenile Crowned Eagle at @LONG BOB. He had confiscated a grey duiker from some poachers and their dogs and put it out as bait for the eagles.

Unfortunately poachers are "royal game" and one isn't allowed to feed their carcasses to birds of prey.

One can see the juvenile crouching aggressively over the bait as one of the adults was in a tree above her.

We had to wait about 4 hrs before the she eventually came down. Quite challenging in the hide with a full bladder.
 

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Black Shouldered kites are abundant this year. We have a lot of mice currently in the area which results in high breeding rates of the kites. Spotted these 2 juveniles with their parents close to our house.IMG_8072.JPG IMG_8064.JPG
 
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