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James Tyrrell

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James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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David Fedonczak
Explorer

Sandpiper

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

This is exciting. A great idea. I am just an ameteur birder but I will give it a try. I think it is a Wood Sandpiper.

Iwan Hattingh
Explorer

Green Sandpiper would be my guess.

Mike Efting
Explorer

Wood Sandpiper.

Loriann Low
Explorer

Is it a common sandpiper?
This is fun…

Pierre Malherbe
Explorer

Wood Sandpiper

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

A wood sandpiper? Love guessing on birds! Makes me get my book out and search through the pages! ?

Wynn Derr
Explorer

It looks like a plover of some sort.

Wynn Derr
Explorer

Caspian plover?

Ian McLaren
Explorer

Wood Sandpiper

Colin Macdougall
Explorer

Wood Sandpiper ?

Michael Kalm
Guest contributor

I’m terrible about bird identification, so I won’t even hazard a guess. But I want to echo your remarks about the importance of birding in the wilderness experience. When I was at Londolozi, I think the comment I wrote as I was leaving was “Came for the leopards. Stayed for the birds.” And I LOVE the leopards!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

I think this is a
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

Damiano Carli
Explorer

Could it be a Pectoral Sandpiper, maybe?

Willie Uys
Explorer

This should be the “Long-toed Stint” but I confess that I find it difficult to distinguish between this and the “Little Stint”. Very interesting post and we look forward to the next few weeks. Thanks also for all the wonderful stories and photos. We have just returned from Botswana and is now planning our Londolozi visit.

Willie Uys
Explorer

This should be the “Long-toed Stint” but I confess that I find it difficult to distinguish between this and the “Little Stint”. Very interesting post and we look forward to the next few weeks. Thanks also for all the wonderful stories and photos. We have just returned from Botswana and is now planning our Londolozi visit.

Christa Blessing
Digital Tracker

Wood Sandpiper

Declan Porter
Explorer

It’s a Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

I think it’s Temmicks Stint.

Karina Robin
Explorer

Looks like a wood sandpiper

Ann Richardson Berg
Senior Digital Ranger

Hi James!
So fun with a Bird Challenge! I think the Mystery Bird #1 is Wood Sandpiper (Bosruiter). Thank you and your colleagues for a very interesting blog! September last year me and my husband visit Londolozi it was such a fantastic experience!

Frank De La Rey
Explorer

Great concept … We are going with Wood Sandpiper

Deborah McBride
Digital Ranger

I believe it might be a Wood sandpiper!

Jo Ann Linderman
Explorer

Is it a wood sandpiper?

Kelley Boston
Explorer

My guess is the Wood Sandpiper.

Is it a wood sandpiper?

Margot Partridge
Explorer

It looks like a plover?

Donald Carlton
Explorer

Temminck’s Stint

Rory Hudson
Explorer

I’d have to say a Common Sandpiper , i think the white shoulder patch is being obscured in this photo

James Tyrrell
Alumni

Hi everyone,
Great to see how many people submitted their answers. I’m happy to report that a good number of you got the correct answer. We’ll reveal what it is in TWIP on Friday…

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Now sure of the type….but think this is a Sandpiper. One of my favorite birds years ago. This is a great idea. Sure I will learn a lot. Especially looking forward to that mystery bird! lol

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

For some reason my reply didn’t post for approval. So I will repeat: Sandpiper.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

I confess I’ve never been much of a birder but am eager to learn. This is most likely the wood sandpiper according to the Audoban guide. Yes, I cheated ……

James Tyrrell
Alumni

Haha Denise the next one is going to be way more cryptic…

Anthony Goldman
Guest contributor

Wood Sandpiper

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Ok, I would say that that bird is likely either a common, green, or wood sandpiper. If I’d have to make an educated guess (sandpiper id’s are always tricky), I’d have to go with wood sandpiper.

I guessed on the 10th but somehow my post didn’t go through. My guess is a Wood Sandpiper…?

James Tyrrell
Alumni

Hi Holly.
It may well be. We’ll reveal the answer in Friday’s TWIP…

Ant Brunskill
Explorer

Wood sandpiper

Donald Carlton
Explorer

Now I think it is a Wood Sandpiper

Donald Carlton
Explorer

Now think it is a Wood Sandpiper after seeing one on SafariLive

Bharat Ranchod
Explorer

is it not a grey plover?

Bharat Ranchod
Explorer

WOOD SANDPIPER.

Gay Walker
Explorer

Wood sandpiper

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