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Recent content by nick scarle

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    Favourite Book About Birds/Birding?

    I've just finished Birds in a Cage by Derek Niemann, a surprising and enjoyable book.
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    Two English early bees for ID please

    I think the first is a Tawny mining bee, and the second a Honeybee.
  3. Wattled cranes

    Wattled cranes

    One of the "must-see" birds for my trip to Botswana
  4. Yellow-billed Oxpeckers

    Yellow-billed Oxpeckers

    Or perhaps they should be Hogpeckers!
  5. Verreaux's Eagle Owl

    Verreaux's Eagle Owl

    Had to climb onto the roof of the jeep to get a good angle but it was worth it!
  6. Southern Carmine Bee-eater

    Southern Carmine Bee-eater

    If you can't find a Kori Bustard to perch on you have to make do with elephant poo!
  7. Rosy-throated Longclaw

    Rosy-throated Longclaw

    A really confiding bird. Allowed us close enough to measure the claw!
  8. Northern Black Korhaan

    Northern Black Korhaan

    He stood under the bush shouting non-stop for nearly an hour. No response from a female, just a few safari jeeps!
  9. Icterine warbler

    Icterine warbler

    Always nice finding migrants that have travelled so far without the expensive airfare that we have to pay!
  10. Grey-backed Camaroptera

    Grey-backed Camaroptera

    A common bird but quite difficult to get a good shot!
  11. African paradise flycatcher

    African paradise flycatcher

    Not very good light but I had to take it just for that tail!
  12. Lilac-breasted Roller

    Lilac-breasted Roller

    Finally got a shot which does justice to the colours!
  13. Grey-headed Bush-shrike

    Grey-headed Bush-shrike

    One of a pair nesting at our lodge
  14. Kori

    Kori

    Kori Bustard all pumped up trying to impress!
  15. Guineafowl and plovers

    Guineafowl and plovers

    I took lots of photos trying to get them all lined up but some would always be drinking while others were on lookout. Very sensible!
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