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How to verklik slange - Montagu WCape

How to verklik slange - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
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Description: Karoo robins have different calls and displays and ways of dealing with different snake species. Boomslange are followed and pecked and shouted at (pic 1). Puffadders get a wingflick display. The robins hold out the wings and literally herd the snake out of their comfort zone. Puffadders really don't like this display and immediately change course away from the imposing robin. The robins don't call much. (rest of the pics) Cobras get the full hysterical treatment - incessant alarm calls and annoying dive-bombing.

Heralding the departure of the Lady of the House - Montagu WCape

Heralding the departure of the Lady of the House - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Interaction: shouting at

Delirious with joy - Montagu wCape

Delirious with joy - Montagu wCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Busy bees - Montagu WCape

Busy bees - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 1st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Interestingly, these birds visit the flowers of Prenia and Sceletium tortuosum (at or near the ground, with no tube).

thrush

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By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 28th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Ground scraper

Ground scraper
By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 29th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Yellow-belly

Yellow-bellied Greenbul
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Location: Bonamanzi Game Reserve
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description: Yellow-bellied Greenbul feeding on the fruit of Searsia gueinzii

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By: Suley66Suley66's reputation in Birds
Location: 23, George Lily Rd
Observed on: 23rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: We spotted this bird in the Botanical Garden in George, viewing over the dam from the bird hide. It had to be a small heron or a bittern by its behaviour and build.

Wagtail nest

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By: KyleOKyleO's reputation in Birds
Location: Grotto Drive, Grotto Bay
Observed on: 5th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Speckled Mousebird

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 4, Naested St, Cradock
Observed on: 25th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

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Location: S1052, Northern Free State, Vaal River
Observed on: 1st January 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
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Description: These birds were very common on the Vaal, with their calls an everyday occurrence. other kingfishers included the giant kingfishers, the tiny, jewel-like malachite kingfishers ( which we could get very close to, and the rare half-collared kingfisher. One of the best sightings of the trip was an interaction between an malachite and half-collared kingfisher. they perched together and flew around together. Other specials included European bee-eater and a lucky sighting of two black crake on an island.

African Fish Eagle

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: S1052, Northern Free State, Vaal River
Observed on: 30th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Fish eagle were common on the Vaal. Their calls could be heard at any time of day and always made me stop and listen. Often we would see flying away, or perched on the Eucalypt trees. sometimes we would startle one in a tree above us, causing it to fly low over our heads. This juvenile were perched across from our house.

African Darter

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: S1052, Northern Free State, Vaal River
Observed on: 30th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: These birds were the most common on the Vaal. Some logs could host six at any given time. Other birds i saw around the Vaal included bokmakerie, jackal buzzard, green wood hoopoe, diderik cuckoo, swainsons spurfowl,black korhaan, cardinal woodpecker, red-footed falcon, and best of all, European nightjars at night, and a spotted eagle owl roosting by the river on our last morning.

Sterretjie / Tern

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By: Honeyguide
Location: N11, Nkangala
Observed on: 25th March 2008
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

kleinwitreier

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By: FranskralerFranskraler's reputation in Birds
Location: Franskraal
Observed on: 29th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Sanderling 4web 6321

Sanderling 4web 6321
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Birdsguido.coza's reputation in Birdsguido.coza's reputation in Birds
Location: Cape cross
Observed on: 26th October 2012
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Cape Batis Male and Female

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Location: George Forest, Western Cape
Observed on: 29th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Turaco

Turaco
By: StoatatoStoatato's reputation in Birds
Location: George, Western Cape
Observed on: 24th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Brown-Hooded Kingfisher

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Location: Pine Plantation, George, Western Cape
Observed on: 29th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 3

Tambourine Dove

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Location: George, Western Cape
Observed on: 29th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Spoonbills

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By: errol.douwes
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Location: Ndumo Game Reserve
Observed on: 2nd January 2009
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Wading bird with spoon-shaped bill

Storks

Storks and Spoons
By: errol.douwes
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Location: Ndumo Game Reserve
Observed on: 2nd January 2009
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Eagle with fish

Eagle
By: errol.douwes
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Location: Ndumo Game Reserve
Observed on: 2nd January 2009
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Fish Eagle with fish

Thick-knee

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By: errol.douwes
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Location: Ndumo Game Reserve
Observed on: 3rd January 2009
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Owl

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Location: Ndumo Game Reserve
Observed on: 2nd January 2009
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2
Description: Large, ginger-coloured owl

Goliath Heron

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: S1052, Northern Free State, Vaal River
Observed on: 29th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Common Redstart (Phoenicerurus phoenicerurus) 4web 2053

Common Redstart (Phoenicerurus phoenicerurus) 4web 2051
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Location: Hobas Meteorite
Observed on: 25th August 2012
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

White-Throated Swallows

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: S1052, Northern Free State, Vaal River
Observed on: 2nd January 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: One of these birds had a nest on the outside sing area roof and was constantly flying back and forth

Rufouschest Sparrowhawk, Tokai Park female.

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: ERF3368, Colyn Rd, A21a
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: While i was watching the male on the nest, i heard the female calling close by and as i walking towards the sound, i saw land on low branch and posing perfectly. A few minutes later, sunlight filtered through the trees and struck her, creating some brilliant photographs.

Male Sparrowhawk on the Nest

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: ERF3368, Colyn Rd, A21a
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: On a regular check of the Rufouschest Sparrowhawk nest, i spotted the male of the pair, high up in the tree as usual. He is much shyer than the female and won't come down as low as she does. I watched him fly onto the nest and observing him for some time shifting about on the nest. i have cropped one of the photos so that you can see him on the nest. it appears that this pair is sharing parental duties ( 12 hours on and 12 hours off)

Sombre Greenbul

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Location: George, Western Cape
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3

Puffback

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By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, South Cape DC
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Flycatcher

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By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, South Cape DC
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Narina Trogon Juvenile

Narina Trogon Juvenile
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Location: Unnamed Road, South Cape DC
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Cape or Southern Masked Weaver?

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in Birds
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 28th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

WSNBG Bird

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in Birds
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 28th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

WSNBG Swallow

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in Birds
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 21st March 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

White-breasted Cormorant

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 1, Kleintuin Rd, Boulders Beach
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Swift Terns

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 1, Kleintuin Rd, Boulders Beach
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

African Penguins at Boulders

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 1, Kleintuin Rd, Boulders Beach
Observed on: 16th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: They seem to prefer this spot to start the process of making more invaders.

Female Sunbird

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By: vynbos
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Location: By Main Ski Hut, Matroosberg
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3
Description: A moment ago this bird was on the ground feeding on the Sugarbush. I took a number of pictures of it doing so, but she was in the shadow and nothing came out on the photos. It was definitely a female sunbird, but I'm guessing the species.

335128xb mog Familiar Chat

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Location: Sani Pass, Mkhomazi Wilderness area
Observed on: 14th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: A small songbird foraging from telephone-poles and wires

Fisca lShrike

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Location: Sontuli Loop, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 5
Comments: 1

White Backed Vulture

White Backed Vulture
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Location: Sontuli Loop, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 16th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: The vulture had a white fluffy chick in the nest but I unfortunately never captured this.

African Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle
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Location: A1129 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: One year old juvenile

Lesser Striped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow
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Location: A1129 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 1

Trumpeter Hornbill

Trumpeter Hornbill
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Location: R618, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Sacred Ibis: Aspects of flight and landing.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 4
Description: Several individuals observed, all at the George Heronry on the same evening. Several hundred roost and breed here.

Tandem Flyby

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

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