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  1. nick scarle

    Favourite Book About Birds/Birding?

    I've just finished Birds in a Cage by Derek Niemann, a surprising and enjoyable book.
  2. nick scarle

    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 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!
  16. Double-banded Sandgrouse

    Double-banded Sandgrouse

    One of the commonest birds encountered out on game drives as they seem to like the dusty vehicle tracks.
  17. Dusting ostrich

    Dusting ostrich

    Trying to keep cool as the temperature hits 42 degrees!
  18. Is one of these kites a vampire?

    Is one of these kites a vampire?

    Two black kites arrived at the water-hole but there's only one reflection!
  19. nick scarle

    Hummingbird (Panama)

    Female White-necked Jacobin possibly?
  20. Brown-hooded Kingfisher

    Brown-hooded Kingfisher

    A surprisingly tame bird in our lodge garden!
  21. Black-bellied Bustard

    Black-bellied Bustard

    Black-bellied Bustard stalking through the grass
  22. White-backed Vultures

    White-backed Vultures

    I just loved the way they were framed against the setting sun!
  23. African pygmy kingfisher

    African pygmy kingfisher

    African pygmy kingfisher, so deep in the branches I was amazed it turned out reasonably in focus!
  24. African paradise flycatcher

    African paradise flycatcher

    African paradise flycatcher
  25. African Openbill

    African Openbill

    Openbill stork with a taste for snails!