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Elsa's Bonus Kruger Trip : Jan 2007

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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:16 pm

Wednesday 21 Feb, 07

In early again and we decide to drive down the H3 and see what happens.

Brown Snake Eagle?

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Wildebeest, sometimes a litle forgotten. :?

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These Baboons were deep in thought on the S112 loop road

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This Ellie was determinded to cross at precisely the place he had determined.

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My second Dark Chanting Goshawk of the trip.

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Onwards to Afsaal and a brunch, no Leopard intrusion thankfully but the Scops Owl in his normal tree.

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Biyamiti Weir, a wonderful place to stop and observe this beautiful Malachite Kingfisher.

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These Water Monitors were busy trying to catch a Barbel that had become trapped in a mud puddle.

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A Hamerkop surveying the scene.

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Forgive me another Kingfisher pic, love these little birds! :roll:

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A group of Water Dikkops or Thick knees.

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And a lovely water lily to complete the scene.

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Unread postby Elsa » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:15 am

22nd Feb.

Lake Panic Road.

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A few pics taken on our first visit to the Boardwalk at Skukuza Nursery.

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Then on to Lake Panic which was devoid of any animals and very few birds. But still always something to be seen.

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A familiar sight now.

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This little frog was hiding deep down in one of the leaves of the reeds growing up against the hide. It did seem to have orange legs seen when it did a mighty hop. :shock:

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Unread postby Elsa » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:29 pm

Friday 23rd Feb.

Today is the day I had to leave the park, made so much more difficult because of knowing that in a few hours time so many forumites would be arriving for the cricket weekend. :cry:
Anyway, such is life. :roll:

We left driving along the H11, and down towards Croc Bridge with heavily overcast skies and intermittant showers of rain, which made the bush smell so wonderful. :D

This pride of Lions were lying on the other side of the river and seen from the H4-1.

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Then the one female got up and lay down on the other side of the rocks to feed the cutest little cubs.

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Finally our last sight as we crossed the bridge out of the park.

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So ended another wonderful time in Kruger but thank goodness I will be back in a few months time after our exciting overseas trip and forum meet in London. :D
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Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.

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