Pat Redford, who will be running our stand (theme – Bird’s Bills) at the Flower Festival in September, writes,
“Please could you nag the members for some good photos of BILLS, BILLS, BILLS.
I have made a list based on the remarkable differences between the various species and their bills, and also that they are mostly local with a few up country ones too.
Am hoping for as many close up clear pics of the BILLs as I can find. I have quite a few from previous shows , however the list below is my dream bill list!
Kingfisher ( Giant or Malachite or Pied); Saddle Billed Stork; Spoonbill ; African Black Oystercatcher; Stilt; Avocet; Verreaux’s Eagle; Greater Flamingo; African Penguin; Common Waxbill; African Hoopoe; Eagles/Raptors.
The photos need to be quite good quality in order to reproduce in print, but am happy to receive whatever anyone may have and evaluate accordingly.