Emperor Goose on Sauvie Island (10/26/2016)

Don Coggswell and I found an Emperor Goose this soggy morning on Sauvie Island at around 10:30am. This bird was with a Cackler off Reader Rd near the Reader store, roughly here: 45.710527, -122.775506. These pictures were phone-scoped with my iPhone 6.

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Pictures from a trip to South Africa (09/15-10/06/2016)

With a lot of time at hand, I took a spring Rockjumper East South Africa trip with Cape extension for a total of 3 weeks. I chose to go fully guided because of safety concerns. Well, it was a heck of a trip! with 455 bird species (209 photographed) and many other critters including South Africa’s “The Big 5” and “Ugly Big 5”. My absolutely favorite was a Giraffe which got startled by some nearby lions and ran towards our truck using the truck as a shield.

There is no trip report (I’m waiting for the official Rockjumper one), but many pictures:

Birds (relatively good quality): https://goo.gl/photos/Y6bbSacJaRPSmGdv7

Birds (poor quality): https://goo.gl/photos/CeMwYez3vJC89RiX8

Other critters: https://goo.gl/photos/FYdNUBXBvZuBB6VV9

Here are a few of the highlights. Enjoy!

Giraffe at Kruger NP

African Penguin at Stony Point near Cape Town

African Penguin at Stony Point

Bateleurs at Kruger NP

Bateleurs at Kruger NP

Bokamakierie at lower Sani Pass

Bokmakierie at lower Sani Pass

Drakensberg Rockjumper at Sani Pass

Drakensberg Rockjumper at Sani Pass

Red-headed Weaver at Kruger NP

Red-headed Weaver at Kruger NP