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Re: BluTuna goes West

Unread postby BluTuna » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:52 pm

Day 8, Monday June 10, Nossob. Afternoon drive continued.....

A Scaly-Feathered Finch right next to the road
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Unread postby BluTuna » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:53 pm

and a whole family of Striped Mice
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Unread postby BluTuna » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:54 pm

And Mom took time out to smell the flowers
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Unread postby BluTuna » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:54 pm

The evening visit to the hide netted a clan of six Spotties
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Unread postby BluTuna » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:56 pm

And some more night sky pictures, this time with some help from Photoshop's "Auto Fix" button.
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Re: BluTuna goes West

Unread postby BluTuna » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:02 pm

Day 9, Tuesday June 11, Nossob -> Twee Rivieren.

It was a bit warmer this morning, the temperature readout said it was a balmy minus one but it was a moving day so we packed up and went to Twee Rivieren for our last four nights.

Actually, the weather made packing up really uncomfortable. Even though it was a beautifully clear day the sun was hot enough to make me sweat and the lazy wind froze it when I stepped into the shade.

As before, we didn't stop for much as we had a long way to go.

There was a herd of Red Hartebeest at Rooikop waterhole
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and somewhere much further down the road a Bateleur
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And that was it for the day!
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Re: BluTuna goes West

Unread postby BluTuna » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:45 am

Heksie wrote:ooooh I don't think I like that type of cold weather :hmz:
But the harties is absolute beauts :clap: :clap:
THis is an amazing trip... just a Q is the sightings far and long from eachother?


My SO has decreed that we are not going back to the KTP in mid-winter. Personally, I quite enjoyed the cooler weather, I don't think I'd enjoy it in the middle of summer.

When I think back to our only previous trip to the KTP ten years ago, we saw much more this time. Sightings were frequent with herds of Springbok (300+ on many occasions), Wildies, Oryx and Red Hartebeest in the river beds. I think that the recent rains had a lot to do with this as the park was still very green; in 2003 there were few leaves on the bushes and trees.

The reason that I'm not posting so many pictures of the more common animals is that there are only so many different pictures that can be taken of them.
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Re: BluTuna goes West

Unread postby BluTuna » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:56 am

Day 10, Wednesday June 12, Twee Rivieren.

This morning we drove up the Auob river road to the Museum picnic spot then back to TR.

At one of the view points I took a sequence of pictures and made them into a panorama
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Unread postby BluTuna » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:58 am

A Tawny Eagle that took off when I was paying attention
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Unread postby BluTuna » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:58 am

Brindled Gnus
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Unread postby BluTuna » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:59 am

And a mob of Suricates that we watched for quite a while
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