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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Hippos, MK's, harrier hawk as well hamerkop pictures are first class, Jan :thumbs_up:

Kaaspedraai - Enjoy your trip :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Great sightings with pictures to match once again Jan and Kaapsedraai! :clap: :clap:

You two must enjoy your time in Kruger! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Pumbaa and hilda - thank you, we are enjoying the trip so far. Must add though, it has been a lot quieter sighting wise compared to last year. The weather was also overcast with occasional drops, hence not good for great bird photography.

Jan, it was great meeting you at Lake Panic and sharing with me a few tips. I thoroughly enjoyed the time we had spent. I hope to return to LP on our way down from Mopani (where we are for the next 3 days) and get some better pics to share when home again in Jan.

Must add, managed to see a few YR's and say hello to WendyA, Heksie, Sparrow, PetraJ, Bushbby49 and SurfCindy & Riaan31.

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Glad you are enjoying yourselves Kaapsedraai and family! Wonderful to have met quite a few Yellow Ribbons too! Looking forward to read all about your trip next year! :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Time is flying and can't believe we are back home.....Kaapsedraai great meeting and spending time at LP and hope your return visit will also deliver some great sightings!!
Yip the weather was not great but luckily LP always delivers :dance:
Spend about 15 hours at LP and not as active as usual... sometimes very busy and sometimes I was the only person in the hide. :dance: :dance:

Sightings Report
The Fish Eagles successfully raise one chick
Only one Heron chick (almost killed by the croc)
The Egyptian Goose had a family of nine (somebody said there were more the previous day :( ) and when I upload my images you will see why...
Pare of White-face Ducks
Jacanas
Green-backed Heron
My first Waterbuck at LP
Elephants
Woodland Kingfisher
Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Pieds
MK's
Hadeda
Black Crake
Croc
Water Thick-knee
Swallows
Masked-Weavers
Prinia
Bulbul
Thick-billed Weaver

Manage to get some decent images of most of my sightings and will share with everybody.

Only one Hippo was near the hide ...posing with a Yawn....may be he saying Happy 2014 and thank you for all the views and comments in 2013!

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Hi Jan - what a brilliant hippo pic. :lol: :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Waterbuck at LP - that must have been a great sighting. :thumbs_up:

On our way from Satara to Berg n Dal today, managed to pop in at LP about 14h00. Although a rainy day, the activity at LP was great with MK posing long for us, hippo out of the water on the righthand side of the hide, grey heron with a catch and some crocs active close to the hide. So, we had a great time at LP.

On a :roll: note, as we drove out from LP to turn left on the gravel road to the tar road, we noticed a large silver combi with trailer of one of the resorts parking with driver standing outside "watering" the grass. I stopped a showed him a finger and he laughed at me after which I took the camera and took a photo of the Combi and then he jumbed in the car and drove off. :rtm: :rtm: :rtm: This was really bad behaviour and I will report the evience to SANParks so they can handle it with the specific resort/company :rtm:

Thanks for sharing your report of LP, Jan - I hope to visit twice more in the next few days and hope for sunny weather. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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What an impressive sightings report Jan! :clap: :clap:

That is one huge Hippo-yawn! :D

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Thank you Hilda

As mentioned the EG's had 9 offspring. The first few days the mother took them around the dam but decided to take short cut over the dam....
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....Halfway they got spook and the parents took off and the small ones swim for their life to the other side...what a moment.... :dance: :dance:


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Glad we take off for another year (at least) as your Egyptian goose is doing ,on Lake Panic sighting gallery :D

Very nice family and beautiful image. :thumbs_up:

Jan, thanks a lot for sharing your beautiful shots in 2013 :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Fantastic pictures Jan :thumbs_up:

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Stunning hippo shot, Jan,

you can still guess what same had for lunch :tongue:

Love your egyptian goose family - Stunning :thumbs_up:


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Beautiful Egyptian Goose family Jan! I hope they all made it to the other side? :shock:

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Thank you Hilda, isinkwe, Pumbaa, vinkie and Goronta...appreciate the comments :dance: :dance:
Yip, Hilda they made it to the other side.. :thumbs_up:

Still searching for my Fish Eagle catch at LP....may be soon...

One of the parents with a part of a fish ...
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Beautiful picture of my favourite raptor, thanks Jan! :clap: :clap:

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