Skip to Content

Deville catch-up part two

Tell us about your breathtaking experiences in the parks

Moderator: hilda

User avatar
Deville
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 122
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:29 am
Location: 71 km from KNP

Deville catch-up part two

Unread postby Deville » Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:11 pm

Our next trip was 2 nights at Satara, 1 night at Orpen and last night B&Dal.
20 – 24 June 2007 :lol:

First day from Malelane to Satara, lots of general game, specials.

Gabar Goshawk, H3 8)

Image

Giraffe drinking at De Laporte water hole :wink:

Image

Image

Buff and Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Image

Image

Marabou Stork outside Satara

Image

Day two Satara

Sunrise on H6

Image

Buff with Albino baby at Sonop dam :shock:

Image

Ellie at Sweni Bird hide

Image

Lions on S100 close to Shibolwana Water hole (4 Female + 3 sub adults) :D

Image

End day two, to be continued.
"THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION"

User avatar
Deville
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 122
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:29 am
Location: 71 km from KNP

Unread postby Deville » Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:52 pm

Day 3 Orpen

Saw this majestic White Rhino Bull on the S126, Sweni Road.
Image

Stayed in Camp for most of the day and got some nice photos of birds

Bearded Woodpecker 8)

Image

Greater Scimitarbill :wink:

Image

Grey-Headed bush-shrike :D

Image

Blue Waxbill taking a bath :lol:

Image

Day four from Orpen to B&D

Once again a Sunrise on H7

Image

Huge herd of Buff next to the Timbavati River

Image

Ellie with one very straight tusk at Siloweni Dam

Image

White rhino with baby close to B&D

Image

Day Five

We had another appointment in Nellies so we had to leave the Park early

Found Pearl-spotted Owl and Whiretailed Swallow on our way out.

Image

Image

The End.
:cry:
Last edited by Deville on Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:41 am, edited 1 time in total.
"THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION"

User avatar
Elsa
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 13562
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:31 pm
Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:26 pm

Stunning pics Deville, :D
One thing that intrigues me, is how does one tell a Dark Chanting Goshawk from the Gabar?
My book in fact shows the DCG as more like yours with the Gabar having a paler cere and legs. :?
Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.

Please add your vote in the Website Community Choice Award

User avatar
Deville
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 122
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:29 am
Location: 71 km from KNP

Unread postby Deville » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:37 pm

Elsa wrote:
My book in fact shows the DCG as more like yours with the Gabar having a paler cere and legs. :?


Thank you Elsa 8)

I might be wrong, both have red cere and legs.
This one was about the size of a Pigeon, whereas the DCG reaches the size of a Guineafowl. Maybe the boffins can help.
"THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION"


Return to “Travel Tales”