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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:03 pm

Crossed the road and rest under a tree on the dune. She came down to drink water four times during the same day. On one occasion she caught a Jackal. We missed that, but were very happy with our Leopard sighting.
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:45 pm

Our afternoon drive to Kwang was less exciting.
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk.
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:50 pm

Crowned Lapwing
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:53 pm

And this Jackal looking in your eyes.
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:05 pm

One more of Balete, while I have space on this page.
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On her first appearance that day at Marie se gat she was chased away by two Cheetahs. We did not see the Cheetahs, but Muhammad did and he told us.
KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:50 am

Day five we did the drive from Nossob to to Unions End.
We were told of a male Lion sighting the previous day at Bedinkt and spotted him the morning.

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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:55 am

A Immature Gabar Goshawk ?
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Namaqua Sandgrouse lying low at Lijersdraai.
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:17 pm

Our first Warthogs sighting in the Nossob river.
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:20 pm

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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:40 pm

Lijersdraai.
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:47 pm

Sociable Weavers at Lijersdraai.
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:48 pm

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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:50 pm

Scaly-feathered Finch.
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:10 pm

The upgraded loo at Lijersdraai. Gates etc.
Now the Lions will have to use the bush, shame.
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopi ... 6#p2100926


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