Garden Bird Pictures

Discussions and information on all Southern African Birds
Peter Connan
Posts: 436
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:05 pm
Country: South Africa

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Peter Connan » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:09 pm

Thanks all.

Both are Grey-headed gulls Lisbeth, the one is a juvenile.

The only species of gull that you find inland, and here in Kempton they are taking over!

User avatar
Lisbeth
Global Moderator
Posts: 64105
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Lugano

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:11 pm

We even have plenty of gulls here, living in the centre of Europe, though next to a lake ;-)
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The desire for equality must never exceed the demands of knowledge

steamtrainfan
Posts: 3262
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:17 pm

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:13 pm

Catching up since 23 August.

A fantastic array of photos - well done to all. Too many to comment on individually but we enjoyed each and everyone.
Faith is the bird that feels the light while the dawn is still dark. Author unknown.

User avatar
Flutterby
Site Admin
Posts: 49040
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:28 pm
Country: South Africa
Location: Gauteng, South Africa

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:22 pm

Great pics Peter! \O

Never seen a gull anywhere near our house in Sandton! :-?

Peter Connan
Posts: 436
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:05 pm
Country: South Africa

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Peter Connan » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:55 pm

Thank you.

Kempton has a lot of lakes and wetlands, and is actually a great area for waterbirds. The gulls are also very active near rubbish dumps and taxi ranks (almost the same thing really), and I must see at least ten a day just on my way to work and back...

User avatar
Amoli
Posts: 6545
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:30 am
Country: South Africa
Location: Kempton Park

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Amoli » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:15 pm

There are hoardes of these gulls on two lots of land if you take the Benoni off ramp just after the Kempton off ramp going North.

Also nearby is the Bonaero park dam which has a lottof Flamingo's at to moment - and herons - and avocets - and gulls - and.... \O
Pretoriuskop
Satara
Shingwedzi
20-30 Dec 2014

Peter Connan
Posts: 436
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:05 pm
Country: South Africa

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Peter Connan » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:20 pm

Amoli wrote:Also nearby is the Bonaero park dam which has a lottof Flamingo's at to moment - and herons - and avocets - and gulls - and.... \O
Which happens to be exactly where these were taken. They where trying to drive me away almost the sam way a lapwing might.

User avatar
Flutterby
Site Admin
Posts: 49040
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:28 pm
Country: South Africa
Location: Gauteng, South Africa

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:23 pm

Maybe I need to visit the Far East!! lol \O

Peter Connan
Posts: 436
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:05 pm
Country: South Africa

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Peter Connan » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:29 pm

OK, less cheating this time. The pigeons were in my garden, and the Woodhoepoo in the park in fron of my house.

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
Flutterby
Site Admin
Posts: 49040
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:28 pm
Country: South Africa
Location: Gauteng, South Africa

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:33 pm

Wow Peter, great shots! \O

Return to “Birds”