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Garret Skead

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Dec 26, 2020, 2:06:34 AM12/26/20
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO still present at Soetdoring Nature Reserve in the Free State.
Reported by CW Vermeulen.

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Garret Skead

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Dec 26, 2020, 6:36:13 AM12/26/20
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WHITE-RUMPED and BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPERS both present at Kliphoek salt pans in Velddrif currently, at -32.826, 18.202.
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE also at the same location.
Reported by Justin Nicolau

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Garret Skead

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Dec 27, 2020, 1:36:23 AM12/27/20
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO still present this morning at Soetdoring Nature Reserve in the Free State.
Reported by Marc Otto.

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Garret Skead

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Dec 27, 2020, 1:57:44 AM12/27/20
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO still present in Hluhluwe Game Reserve this morning. Heard but no visuals yet. Calling far down the valley to the south.
Reported by Daryl Dell.

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Garret Skead

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Dec 28, 2020, 1:36:52 AM12/28/20
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO present this morning in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, but far down the valley. It requires the assistance of a ranger / guide (Welcome) to access the site from Hilltop camp.
Reported by Themba Birding and Blane Venter.

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Garret Skead

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Dec 28, 2020, 1:50:38 AM12/28/20
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO seen and heard this morning in Soetdoring Nature Reserve, Free State.
Reported by Digby Cyrus.

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Garret Skead

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Dec 28, 2020, 6:31:51 AM12/28/20
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BAIRD’S SANDPIPER still present at Strandfontein Sewage Works today, on and off at S2 and also moving to M1 and M2. 
Reported by Justin Nicolau.

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Garret Skead

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Dec 29, 2020, 12:56:58 AM12/29/20
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO still present in Hluhluwe Game Reserve this morning in the same area.
Reported by Themba Birding

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Garret Skead

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Dec 29, 2020, 5:34:42 AM12/29/20
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BAIRD’S SANDPIPER currently present at Strandfontein Sewage Works on SE corner of S2.
Reported Peter Sumner.

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Garret Skead

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Dec 29, 2020, 6:52:04 AM12/29/20
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO relocated now in Soetdoring Nature Reserve at the pin in attached picture.
Reported by Jacques Fourie.

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Garret Skead

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Dec 30, 2020, 5:14:40 AM12/30/20
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BAIRD’S SANDPIPER present at Strandfontein, S2, currently, at -34.092613,18.508354.
Reported by Viandre Delport.

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Garret Skead

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Dec 31, 2020, 2:33:03 AM12/31/20
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RED-THROATED PIPIT: Still present today at the same place at Gaborone Dam, but apparently there are now two individuals!
Reported by Ian White.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 1, 2021, 12:55:45 AMJan 1
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO calling this morning from the usual area in the valley, at Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
Reported by Hugo Voigts.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 1, 2021, 2:57:16 AMJan 1
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BAIRD’S SANDPIPER currently roosting on S5 at Strandfontein.
Reported by Andrew de Blocq and myself.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 1, 2021, 10:36:04 AMJan 1
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RED-THROATED PIPIT: At least one bird still present this afternoon at Gaborone Dam, as well as 15+ WESTERN YELLOW WAGTAILS at the same site. 
See photo of Pipit attached.
Reported by Ian White.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 1, 2021, 11:29:42 PMJan 1
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SOOTY GULL was seen this morning at 6am, in Kei Mouth, at approximately the same location as yesterday (-32.695,28.373).
Reported by Jon de Guisti.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 2, 2021, 1:37:51 AMJan 2
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO still present in Hluhluwe Game Reserve this morning, close to road but no visuals yet. Reported by Andre / Ian Gordon.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 2, 2021, 4:07:43 AMJan 2
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WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen approximately 10 minutes ago at Kliphoek salt pans, roosting with a group of Stints.
Reported by Etienne Marais.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 2, 2021, 11:02:34 PMJan 2
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SOOTY GULL still present this morning at Kei mouth, Eastern Cape.
Reported by Dominic Rollinson

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Garret Skead

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Jan 3, 2021, 12:07:25 AMJan 3
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO present today at Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Heard calling but no visuals yet.
Reported by Richter van Tonder.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 3, 2021, 11:59:04 PMJan 3
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SOOTY GULL seen again this morning in the Tern roost at Kei Mouth, Eastern Cape.
Reported by Richard Crawshaw.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 4, 2021, 5:28:26 AMJan 4
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO calling intermittently today, further towards the intersection H4 from the previous location, in Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
Reported by Nicolette Forbes.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 6, 2021, 12:44:05 AMJan 6
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO still present today at Hluhluwe Game Reserve in the same area.

Garret Skead

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Jan 8, 2021, 12:09:29 PMJan 8
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SOOTY GULL still present this evening at Kei Mouth, currently on the northern bank, visible from the southern bank.
Reported by Trevor and Margaret Hardaker.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 8, 2021, 11:23:13 PMJan 8
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SOOTY GULL still present this morning at Kei Mouth. Reported by Pieter Scholtz.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 9, 2021, 10:00:40 AMJan 9
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO reported today at approximately 12:00 from Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Very vocal, in the same area, but no visuals obtained.
Also note that Hilltop camp is apparently under quarantine until 16 Jan and therefore no guide will be available.
Reported by Zoe and Justen Dralle

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Garret Skead

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Jan 10, 2021, 12:31:59 AMJan 10
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SOOTY GULL still present this morning in the Tern roost at Kei Mond.
Reported by Dawie Kleynhans.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 10, 2021, 1:47:16 AMJan 10
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MADAGASCAN CUCKOO heard this morning in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, at -28.184, 31.986.
Reported by Dave Rimmer.

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Garret Skead

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Jan 11, 2021, 12:28:01 PMJan 11
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SOOTY GULL still present at Kei mouth this evening.
Reported by Frans-Hendrik Joubert.

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