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  1. M

    South Africa Drakensberg

    Thank you. That makes sense. Also my sister as told me this morning, that she has been putting oranges out for the Cape White-eyes. This could maybe account for the weavers odd orange colour!
  2. M

    South Africa Drakensberg

    My sister took these photos this week in Winterton KZN. The 1st one was in her garden with the Village weavers. It's orange face is confusing though. The 2nd photo, again apart from the orange looks like a Common Fiscal. Any ideas???
  3. M

    Large bird of prey Central Drakensberg South Africa

    Sorry Nutcracker, my last post was supposed to be a load of laughing emojis!!!! don't know what happened there!!! My brain is still on holiday I think lol!!!
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    Large bird of prey Central Drakensberg South Africa

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    Large bird of prey Central Drakensberg South Africa

    For some reason, I never even thought of that!!!! It seemed so big, it threw me!
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    Large bird of prey Central Drakensberg South Africa

    Just come back from South Africa and having trouble ID ing this bird. It was at Cathedral Peak. It's a juvenile I think. It was quite large. Initial thoughts were an eagle of some type, but looking back at the photo it doesn't have feathered legs! Considered Jackal Buzzard, but it seemed larger...
  7. M

    Durban South Africa, is it an Albatross

    Thanks Jon. My sister lives over there and sent this to me today. I'm rubbish with gulls, never mind any other seabirds lol!!!
  8. M

    Shoveler Hybrid? Lunt Liverpool UK (March 2019)

    It doesn't have the curly tail feathers of the mallard! I've taken some of the shadows from the photo. Looks more like a shoveler to me!
  9. M

    Durban South Africa, is it an Albatross

    Please excuse the quality of the photos, this bird was a long way off. I was wondering if it is an Albatross of some kind, or a gull. Sea birds are very new to me.
  10. M

    Marsh or Willow tit

    The beak seems to have a pale cutting edge. I think this suggests the Marsh Tit. It's hard to tell from the angle of the photo how far down the nape the black cap goes, as this can help in telling them apart. I'm far from an expert though I'm afraid. I struggle, in the field, to tell them apart...
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    South African warblers, Drakensburg KZN

    Having trouble with warblers!!!! The first two photos are the same bird. Photo 3 and 4 are a different bird, and bird 5 was taken yesterday. I was thinking Lesser Swamp Warbler and/or Little Rush Warbler. My sister was also thinking possibly African Reed Warbler. Although in my book the...
  12. M

    South Africa, North Drakensberg

    Hopefully I've managed to attach the photos ok!!! All taken beginning of June 2019 at The Cavern Drakensberg Resort and Spa. Any help with ID would be great, thanks in advance!!! 1) I thought maybe a Familiar Chat? 2) Female or juv Cape Rock Thrush or maybe juv red-capped robin-chat? 3) ? 4) ?
  13. M

    South Africa, KZN

    Thank you everyone for your help.
  14. M

    South Africa, KZN Winterton

    Thank you MacNara, I will have a closer look in my book again at these birds.
  15. M

    South Africa, KZN Winterton

    It's approx 36km from Ladysmith I think, if that helps. If 1. is a Bishop, then it'd be a Southern Red Bishop I would expect as there were loads of them everywhere.
  16. M

    South Africa, KZN

    Picture 4 I think one bird, on the left, is the African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene), the other one though, I'm unsure about.
  17. M

    South Africa, KZN Winterton

    Here are a few more I'm struggling to ID. Again all taken in late October in the Winterton area.
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    South Africa, KZN

    These were taken in late October, on my first trip to South Africa 1. Taken in Winterton. I thought maybe Tawny Eagle, but not sure really 2. Spioenkop reserve, Winterton 3.Spioenkop reserve, Winterton 4. Fort Nottingham 5. Fort Nottingham
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    Young Woodpecker, Nottingham Road area

    Oh thank you, you're probably right about a type of cuckoo. I'd not even considered it might not be a woodpecker. I also hadn't realised there was a ID section! Thanks.
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    Young Woodpecker, Nottingham Road area

    This was the 100th bird that I saw on my trip in October. Unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to get the photo of the parent passing the caterpillar to this youngster. I was thinking it's a Bearded Woodpecker, but I'm not sure.
  21. M

    Drakensberg area ID help

    I have a few birds that I'm either unsure of the ID or I have no idea!!!! I visited in late October. This is my very first post, so I'm not sure if my photos will even be attached, or the order they'll show up in. Some photos aren't great quality either! The birds in flight, I think one is...
  22. M

    Hello everyone!

    Hi everyone, I've been a birdwatcher for about 10 years (although I still feel like a beginner!!!). I've done all of my birdwatching in the UK until this year, when I visited my sister in South Africa. I have a fair few unidentified birds from my trip that hopefully some of you can help me with...
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