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Birding always makes for good game drives…

By bmulligan on January 19, 2009

If you are interested in birds, you never have a quiet game drive. Some of the birds seen on our recent trip to Madikwe Hills…

Werner, thanks for the help on a couple of identifications<%LightBox2(52/Birds_2.jpg|Purple Roller with stick insect|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_3.jpg|Carmine Bee Eater|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_4.jpg|Shaft Tailed Whydah|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_5.jpg|Juvenile Gabar Goshawk|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_6.jpg|Masked Weaver|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_7.jpg|Tawny Eagle|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_9.jpg|Purple Roller|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_8.jpg|Lilac Breasted Roller with Dung Beetle|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_10.jpg|Egyptian Goose landing-crashing|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_11.jpg|White Faced Ducks|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_12.jpg|Amur Falcon|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_13.jpg|Knob Billed Duck - Comb Duck|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_14.jpg|Common Sandpiper|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_15.jpg|Yellow Billed Stork and juvenile|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_16.jpg|Martial Eagle|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_17.jpg|Secretarybird|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_18.jpg|Paradise Whydah|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_19.jpg|European Roller|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_20.jpg|African Goshawk with broken leg|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_21.jpg|Marsh Owl|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_22.jpg|Dikkop - Thick Knee|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_23.jpg|Burchell's Coucal|Photo Group 1)%><%LightBox2(52/Birds_24.jpg|Yellow Billed Hornbill feeding young in nest|Photo Group 1)%>

2 thoughts on “Birding always makes for good game drives…

  1. Well done with both your photography and the identification of the birds Brian. The little raptor on the left of the second row I must admit I had to look up in a few books before I found him. It’s a juvenile Gabar Goshawk. The Sandpiper is a Common Sandpiper and the new name for the Knob Billed duck is Comb duck if you prefer. 🙂 The rest you got spot-on. I’m sure you’ll make even the most serious of birders jealous with these sightings and pictures as well. Brilliantly done…

  2. I have to second Werner here… Your bird images are simply wonderful! You can be very proud of this collection and again, thanks for going to all the trouble of uploading and labeling so many images. This is quite a feat.

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