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 Post subject: Ruth & Andy's KNP Birding Trip: September 2006
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:33 am 
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Hi mark... Please can you report on ruth and andy's birding trip to knp... Tonight at bergendal with Kathy... Green backed heron, scarlet chested sun bird, collared sunbird, black crake, marabo stork, yellow billed kite, malacite knigfisher, fish eagle, egyptian goose, lilac breasted roller and many more... Oh and some elephant... Lots! Thanks ruth and andy


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From Ruth & Andy Last Night:
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Hi mark...This mornings drive on S110 and up to afsaal...Birds: 55 species, martial eagle...Brown snake eagle...Bateleur... White headed vulture...Striped kingfisher.. Southern black tit.. Double banded sand grouse.. Cattle egert.. Blue waxbill..4 ground hornbill.. Scops owl at afsaal.. Animals: 4 rhino at renoster pan.. 1 buffalo.. 1 hyena.. elephant..1 giraffe.. 1 warthog.. kudu.. Vervet monkeys.. Impala... More later we hope.. Hope you are enjoying the public holiday.. Ruth


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Hi mark... Just stayed in bergendal today...No afternoon drive... Saw elephant water buck bush buck and croc at the dam outside the shop and restraunt... Giant kingfisher, fish eagle, brown headed parrots, grey headed bush shrike, greater blue eared starling, black crake and malacite kingfisher... And more... Tomorrow to byamiti for 2 nights... hopefully lion and leopard... Hope you enjoyed your public holiday... Ruth and andrew


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S25... Wild Dogs... Ruth and andrew


Wild Dogs :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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SMS From Ruth & Andy this Afternoon:
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Yes we were lucky to see the Wild Dogs, they were all lying down having a nap! Otherwise today has been quiet... Elephants... Kudu... Huge herd of buffalo... Impala... We saw a white faced owl this morning... An unexpected lifer for us! Yellow, red billed and grey hornbill on the patio here at byamiti... Sombre bulbul... Lesser honey guide... bennets and cardinal woodpecker... fish and whalbergs eagle... Night drive tonight... Thanks r and a


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SMS From Ruth & Andy last Night:
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Hi mark... v quiet day today... Impala, buffalo, giraffe, Vervet monkey, steenbok, bush buck, water buck, croc, warthog, elephant... Birding wise not many new additions to the list... Weon 136 species so far but we would like to break 200 so have some work to do... Today we got: Saddle billed stork, red crested korhaan, purple crested lourie, common sand piper, spotted eagle owl, bearded wood pecker, marico sun bird. Tomorrow to croc bridge and hopefully some waterbirds to add to the list and a leopard would be nice... It is so v thick and bushy that bird and game spotting is tough...R and A


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Wild dog! R and A


2 Wild Dog Sightings in 4 Days :shock: :mrgreen: :evil:


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Hi mark... A nice day today. We drove along the S 25 from biyamiti and up the tar to nkulu picnic site and back to croc bridge. Wild dog this morning had just eaten and were so full that they could not move. Lots of buffalo and elephant. 38 hippo and 18 croc at sunset dam. Wooly necked, marabo, yellow billed open billed and saddle billed storks, Goliath, purple, grey and green backed herons. Africam spoon bill, spur winged goose, crowned lapwing, black winged stilt, purple roller, paradise fly catcher, common waxbill were new addition to our bird list. We are on 155 so far... Not sure we can reach 200... Tomorrow we are off to pretoriuskop for our last night. ps... We saw one yellow ribbon today! Thanks ruth and andrew Xx


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Hi mark.. We at pretoriuskop now... Not much in the way of new additions to our bird list today. Lots of elephant and buffalo again... We are sitting on our patio watching some impala at the fence. We have found the park v dry and the thick bush is all dead and is making game viewing tough. None of the summer migrants are here yet. and so our bird list is suffering for it. Home tomorrow will just have to start planning our next trip! Ruth and andrew Xx


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Hi mark! We have just driven out of malelane gate and over the croc river... We are now homeward bound... This morning was quiet... 4 rhino... Giraffe... impala... Vervet monkeys... Zebra and Kudu. Fan tailed fly catcher and willow warbler in the camp this morning. We have the whole way home to gauteng to plan the next trip! Thanks for doing the trip report... I have had fun! We saw a yellow ribbon on toyota from eastern cape today. Love from roth and andrew Xx


Toyota from EC :hmz:


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