We’re going to South Africa!

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by DaleForbes on April 3, 2011 · 6 comments

in Birding Africa

My boet (brother) is getting married so we are going down to South Africa for 10 days; and I am really looking forward to being in Africa again. I love Latin America (and the people); same for Europe; and southeast Asia; but nothing is like returning back to the drumbeat of Africa.

Trumpeter Hornbill digiscoped with Swarovski scope & Canon 1000D

African Scops Owl digiscoped

To corrupt an old saying: you can take the African out of the bush, but you can’t take the bush out of the African.

Fiscal Shrike

Here are some of the really cool birds I hope to see again soon. ooh, this is going to be fun!

Cape (Orangethroated) Longclaw

Marico Sunbird

Black Crake

I’ll be taking a few photo toys with to take lots of photos and will hopefully be posting whilst out in South Africa.

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

happy birding,

Dale Forbes

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  • Birdernaturalist

    Fantastic photos of some spectacular birds. Great job, Dale! You’ve certainly whetted my appetite for Africa. I can’t wait to see one of those sunbirds.

    • http://alpinebirds.blogspot.com DaleForbes

      the sunbirds are great – a few weeks travelling around SA and you could pick up a dozen species including the fabulous Malachite Sunbird (and the Sugarbirds are great too).

  • http://twitter.com/Wrenaissance Wren

    Bon voyage, Dale. Looking forward to lots and lots of new photos when you get back.

    • http://alpinebirds.blogspot.com DaleForbes

      thanks Wren, I’ll be sure to take and post tons of them…

  • http://10000birds.com Mike

    Wow, Dale, you sure know how to fan the flames of envy. Great pics, but I bet you come back with better ones.

  • http://10000birds.com Mike

    Wow, Dale, you sure know how to fan the flames of envy. Great pics, but I bet you come back with better ones.

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