Checklist S47659635

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Owner Robert Tizard

Traveling
  • 3
  • 5 km

Observations

  1. Number observed: 38

    Comments: 30 on Lake 1, 4 on lake 2 and another 4 on lake 3. Hrat views and a bit distant for photos. Still took plenty. Green speculum, mallard look a like.

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  2. Number observed: 6

    Comments: 6 on lake 1 in early am

  3. Number observed: 12

    Comments: The world's rarest duck. Saw 12+ this morning on lake 1. Scanned lake 2 and 3 but found none. Got out in a boat and got great photos. Even found a pair with one chick. Apparently Madagascar Harriers like to eat the chicks. Nice chocolate Aythya with a right white eye and a white rump making them easy to pick out from a distance. Performed likes Aythyas should with lots of diving. Sometimes did a bit of head bobbing, especially before flying off. Amazing to have actually made it all this way and talked myself into the opportunity. Incredible!

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  4. Number observed: 50

    Comments: Seen on all three lakes - 50+ total wonderful views and photos. Regularly heard calling looked for signs of integration with Little but didn't see any. Wonderful birds.

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  5. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Single bird seen very well next to camp, during breakfast. Another flushed and scared the crap out of me. Plenty more heard only.

  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Great views of single bird hopping up and down branches near camp. Caught a caterpillar, bashed it a bit but didn't eat it. Just carried it away. Maybe to some chicks? Lovely bird ok photos.

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  7. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard all day, 1 seen very well on ridge above camp. ok photos.

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  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Last bird of the day went to the overlook at Lake 1 for dusk. This dude walked along, called and then hopped up and sat on the boat. I rubbed the camera and he flew off into deeper reads before I got a shot. following calls there are probably 2 pairs one each side of the observation platform.

  9. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Pair in the stream at camp. Didn't get decent views until late afternoon. When watched walking across the stream in nice light. Didn't get a photo nice reddish bird with smart white throat and chilly like red bill. Fine black streaking on back seen nicely hopefully can get some pictures in the next few days.

  10. Number observed: 7

    Comments: several pairs seen on Lake 1 and some heard only on lake 3.

  11. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Flushed two on walk to lake 2 and possibly the same two on walk back. Got some ok but a bit blurry photos. Overall looked even and darkish brown on back and wings when in flight no obvious contrast. in photos caught nice female with black throat and rufous neck. Cool to see them so well.

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  12. Number observed: 1

    Comments: 1 on 2nd lake distant

  13. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Nice one over lake on our return boat trip. Ok photos.

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  14. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Lovely views, white triangle on breast seen very well lots of photos but maybe too dark. Best views so far.

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  15. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Lovely bird to start the morning. Perched quite openly under a palm frond in a pandas looking palm. Flashed away at it for a few minutes barely opened his left eye a crack. Was clearly perched on one leg only. Only downside was the antennae trailing behind it. Since it was being tracked by Peregrine Fund. Still a beautiful bird like a tiny barn owl with a fried shake and bake tone of orange brown.

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  16. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Scops owl. Beautiful, deep chocolate brown with crisp white spots in wing coverts and thin white flecks between the eyes. Ok photos with and with out flash need to double check current systematics.

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  17. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Huge with amazing super loud call and crazy swooping display flight. Like an iridescent Baza1 White below with black wingtips easily seen. In right light saw the iridescent green in the wing. Never saw them perched. They just disappeared into the canopy. Very cool!

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  18. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Gorgeous little dude perched just behind the camp kitchen. Feel stream side holes in the bank next to him so assume breeding somewhere along there. Smaller than Malachite but similar pattern on crown.

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  19. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Found this one myself just above my tent first thing in the morning. Lovely photos the rufous is almost orange and the white makes it look so wonderfully clear and dapper magnificently cool bird.

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  20. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Flew over in afternoon

  21. Number observed: 1

    Comments: 1 above trail before camp, poor light few more heard only.

  22. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Indescribably beautiful bird found two in the afternoon on walk back to camp. First seen in flight with small white wing flashes. Thought it was a coua. Then landed and ran along a trunk. Unbelievable! Got lots of photos. Then got the second one bouncing just up hill from us. Again wonderful views. Heard the deep booming call as well. Eventually they bopped off and I got distracted by some little brown jobs. Mind-boggling. Hope I find some more!

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  23. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Single seen from below perched above trail down to camp. Very large size but facial skin not seen clearly Looked bigger than a Galah now Cool. Want to see some properly and compare with the little ones.

  24. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Crazy pair of these flew up to re right next to camp. Perched long enough fore me to get 2-3 snaps and then disappeared never to be seen or heard again. Crazy buzzing sound when they were around almost like the sunbird equivalent of a tody to kingfisher. Unbelievable weird yellow and lavender facial patch with the little decurved bill magnificent. *Three new families in one day!

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  25. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Great views on ridge between lake 1 and 2. Very plain greenish grey, clean below, striking pale eye. gave a few little clicking noises. Foraging in mid stratum. At least 2.

  26. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Beautiful views of a pair just finishing up a nest ok photos of both sitting on nest and male feeding female. Lovely birds very crisp blue and grey plumage.

  27. Number observed: X

    Comments: Few in the morning noisy

  28. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Single female seen in canopy early morning nice views of all rufous medium long tail and dark crown. Not another sniff after that.

  29. Number observed: 1

    Comments: 1 on ridge above lake 2. Ok photos

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  30. Number observed: 2

    Comments: 2 flew over in am brief

  31. Number observed: 6

    Comments: 6 over forest in late afternoon

  32. Number observed: X

    Comments: Heard all day and a few seen mostly in afternoon

  33. Number observed: 3

    Comments: Harsh trill heard all over. Several seen skulking through under brush. Almost quiver they look like they're had too much coffee warm brown then one in swamp with clear supper that stops at eye.

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  34. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Great views ok photos of 1 bird in reeds at edge of Lake 1. Very grayish with pale throat. Call harsh tea notes.

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  35. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Great views in open grass on ridge above lake 2 ok photos. 6+ seen well

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  36. Number observed: X

    Comments: Common all day, few photos. Yellow head and vent white eye ring appears thicker or lower half sounds like a white-eye often seen with bulbuls.

  37. Number observed: X

    Comments: Common in camp nice views and photos.

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  38. Number observed: X

    Comments: Ok photos, great views in open areas, mostly ridges above forest.

  39. Number observed: X

    Comments: Common at camp in morning and on ridge in afternoon reddish belly band only seen in some light green head, dull yellow belly easiest field marks.

  40. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Female seen well and photographed throughout the daySeveral next to kitchen but more seen with bits by me. Finally saw a male in late afternoon. Crisp black eye. Sweet!

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  41. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Around camp in early morning. Buzzing body call. Nice male with red head, clearly demarcated from grey/green breast and red rump. No decent photos very quick birds.

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