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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 3rd April 2015, 10:17
Replies: 31
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Posted By Padraig
Thanks for that Sal. I see from the Southern...

Thanks for that Sal.
I see from the Southern Africa thread that you recently got Cape Parrot as a lifer and that you are closing in on 500 species.
I bet you're wondering what the next few species...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 28th March 2015, 19:47
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
Photos: Long Crested Eagle; Dark Chanting...

Photos:
Long Crested Eagle; Dark Chanting Goshawk: Impala
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 28th March 2015, 19:41
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Posted By Padraig
That's an amazing photo of the Schalow's Rick and...

That's an amazing photo of the Schalow's Rick and Elis. Its wonderful to see the white dots on the crest dancing like a tassle in the sunlight. Did you see many of them where you were staying on the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 27th March 2015, 16:12
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
Photos: Rufous Necked Lark; Buffalo and...

Photos:
Rufous Necked Lark; Buffalo and Elephants: African Harrier Hawk; Long Crested Eagle
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 27th March 2015, 16:02
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
20.2.15 Cont. Still in the 4 by 4 with Phil...

20.2.15 Cont.
Still in the 4 by 4 with Phil Zappala and Tim, we did a trip through the teak woodland.
The first notable bird was a Kori's Bustard, the second of my trip. A Bradfield's Hornbill flew...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 25th March 2015, 16:31
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
20.3.15 The 2 birders, Phil Zappala and Tim...

20.3.15
The 2 birders, Phil Zappala and Tim decided to take to take me to the Puku Flats, a grassy area by the river in Chobe National Park.
We started off at 5.45 and soon were queuing up at the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd March 2015, 21:59
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
Jon,, Susan , my other half says the visa cost...

Jon,, Susan , my other half says the visa cost $33 (US dollars..the currency they use most in Zimbabwe as they have lost their own currency). Not cheap for an afternoon there. If you were to go...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd March 2015, 15:39
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
photos: Wire Tailed Swallows, Meve's Starling,...

photos:
Wire Tailed Swallows, Meve's Starling, Magpie Shrike
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd March 2015, 10:50
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
18.2.15 I spent the day exploring the riverine...

18.2.15
I spent the day exploring the riverine trees at Drotsky's Cabins and ouside the perimeter.
Birds seen:
Broad Billed Roller, Magpie Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher, White Browed Sparrow Weaver,...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 20th March 2015, 21:59
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
The next day I had a boat trip booked and we...

The next day I had a boat trip booked and we headed upriver from Drotsky's Cabins on the Okavango River.
Typical birds included Pied Kingfisher, African Jacana, Darter, Reed Cormorant.
I spotted and...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 19th March 2015, 21:39
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
On Monday 16th I took possession of a hired car...

On Monday 16th I took possession of a hired car and headed off to the Okavango Panhandle (as opposed to delta), specifically to Drotsky's Cabins.
I got the idea of Drotsky's from reading trip reports...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 18th March 2015, 16:43
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
The following day Susan left for Cape Town. I...

The following day Susan left for Cape Town.
I kept checking the garden at the Old house for any new species.
I saw a single Collared Sunbird and Jameson's Firefinch.
In the evening I was looking out...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 18th March 2015, 10:26
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
5 more pics: Chobe mammals, Kori Bustard,Long...

5 more pics:
Chobe mammals, Kori Bustard,Long Tailed Paradise Wydah, Western Red Footed Falcon, African Pied Wagtail.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 18th March 2015, 10:13
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
Drive Safari: Little Bee-Eater, Village...

Drive Safari:
Little Bee-Eater, Village Indigobird, African Fish Eagle, Giraffe with Impala,
Tawny Eagle
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 18th March 2015, 09:56
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
Pictures from Chobe River: White Crowned...

Pictures from Chobe River:
White Crowned Lapwing
African Darter
African Openbill
Heading for a swim
Sunset
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 17th March 2015, 20:13
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
On the 14th January we went for a drive safari...

On the 14th January we went for a drive safari with the same people as on the river cruise of the day before. We drove along a sandy road through the wooded park, with a local teak trees (no higher...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 17th March 2015, 14:59
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
Here are some photos: Thick Billed Weaver White...

Here are some photos:
Thick Billed Weaver
White Crowned Robin chat
Trumpeter Hornbill
White Crowned Night Heron
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 16th March 2015, 16:37
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
I forgot to mentioned that among the small birds...

I forgot to mentioned that among the small birds at the front of the Old House was a Northern Grey Headed Sparrow: its large beak and white patch on its throat were diagnostic. This is a species that...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 14th March 2015, 17:49
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
Jon, we paid the Old House to organise the drive...

Jon, we paid the Old House to organise the drive to Vic Falls and arrange the visa, so I'm not sure what the visa cost. Not much, I think. Carmine Bee-Eaters are a certainty, you'll be glad to...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 13th March 2015, 12:39
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
Thanks for your encouragement Jon and Martyn. On...

Thanks for your encouragement Jon and Martyn.
On the 12th February we had arranged a trip to Victoria Falls. We were dropped at the border with Zimbabwe by a driver from the Old House, had visas...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 12th March 2015, 14:50
Replies: 31
Views: 5,021
Posted By Padraig
Botswana 2015

This is my first trip to botswana. I arrived at Kasane Airport on the 11th February from Johannesburg with my wife Susan. The idea was that we would spend three days doing touristy things and Susan...
Forum: Botswana Thursday 27th November 2014, 21:35
Replies: 0
Views: 1,561
Posted By Padraig
Birding Botswana

Dear All,
I am looking for some advice.
i arrive in Kasane on the 11th of Feb 2015 with my wife Susan and have booked 4 nights in a BandB by the Chobe river. My first time in Botswana.I hope to...
Forum: South Africa Wednesday 29th October 2014, 21:34
Replies: 3,356
Views: 418,740
Posted By Padraig
Botswana : help needed Can anyone advise me...

Botswana : help needed

Can anyone advise me please on a number of questions , which will appear below.
First, some background: I am an Irishman living in Bournemouth, UK, married to a lady from Cape...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 27th April 2014, 21:35
Replies: 34
Views: 6,571
Posted By Padraig
Very interesting comments Milda and Larry, thank...

Very interesting comments Milda and Larry, thank you.
From the map, it looks like European birds get down as far as the Congo, Angola and maybe Botswana. Could it be they stay in these areas during...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 19th April 2014, 23:48
Replies: 34
Views: 6,571
Posted By Padraig
Have you had a chance to discuss this with...

Have you had a chance to discuss this with anybody Dave?
Do European Rollers do 'irruption' years? You may have heard of Waxwings 'irrupting' every so often from Scandinavia and turning up in large...
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