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 Post subject: Re: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:38 am 
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Amazing leppie sightings :clap: :clap: .

Just love the colours of the Lilac-breasted Roller :dance: :dance: .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up: .

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Some more than lovely spots came across, Vinkie :mrgreen: :clap:

Love also your bateleur and the lbr :thumbs_up:


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Great leopard sighting to save the drive for you :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Loved the kudu with the sun shining through the fur on his neck (don't know if you could call it a mane).

I am interested in what forum you posted your Hluhluwe TR. Please pm me.


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Just caught up with your great report.
Impressed by your wonderful sightings, awesome pictures and great videos. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for sharing.
I'm glad that there is a second part of your Kruger report. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld
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Thank you Meandering Mouse, Hilda, barryels, Pumbaa, isinkwe, Stampajane and sable for your kind comments, and for your patience during this looong Trip Report. :thumbs_up:

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Our 2013 Trip Report: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld


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On the H3 we saw this Elephant family, all of a sudden they started trumpeting and running away.
We didn’t see what had scared them.
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We drove a little further and spotted a couple of Mongoose….we had learned that if we wanted to take a photo we had to switch of the engine and wait…..
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After driving some time that day we also saw some distant Rhinos.
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After having seen the Mongoose we drove back to camp and stopped at the Matjulu waterhole saw some common game and tried to spot a Leopard on the surrounding hills, it looked like a perfect habitat for Leopards….
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We continued our route uphill and saw a solitary Elephant
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....crossed the road and drove to Gardenia Hide, which was crowded with lots of Americans talking loud and having fun…this irritated us ….we managed to take some photos of the birds who lived at the hide.
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Blacksmith Lapwing or plover
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We followed the old Transport route and spotted this Dagga Boy trying to hide from the sun.
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At Afsaal we had a stop to have lunch and some coffee.
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After lunch we continued to follow the H3 and saw this animal(possible a Nile of Water monitor) lying quietly on the road…we weren't certain if it was still alive or sunbathing on the warm road.
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We spotted some Ellies and a Giraffe on the H2-2
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Apex Predator asked “How far is Transport Dam from our current location”?
Well I said not very far shall we take a look?
So we changed course to the North.

When we arrived at Transport Dam we saw lots of nice animals and birds….some of them a little far away for decent photos.
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Waterbuck
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Monitor
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Hippo
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Whitebreasted Cormorant?
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Fish Eagle
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Vulture
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African Jacana
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Our 2013 Trip Report: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld


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After having spend some time at the dam we took the road that lead to the far side near the dam..when we took the road there was a little roadblock of 3 cars.

We saw our second Leopard of the day….due to the grass it seems a bit blurry..
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And it lay down to sleep a little more
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We drove back to the H1-1, just before the H3 intersection we saw this wonderful Klipspringer.
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At one of the Waterholes on the H3 we saw these little Elephants and their mother.
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We spotted this raptor we think it’s a Martial Eagle.
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We took the S113 for a little while because it was already getting late and had some nice last sightings.
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Just before the camp near the S118 intersection we stopped at a bridge and saw a Civet but it disappeared just before we could take a photo, we didn’t manage to focus well due to bad light.
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During the day we saw this Rhino
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At Camp we did some shopping and had a nice meal.

To be continued….

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Our 2013 Trip Report: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld


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vinkie,

Had some serious catching up to do...but how enjoyable it has been. :dance: :dance:

Awesome sightings and stunning :cam: of all . :clap: :clap:

Super Leppie sightings you had. :thumbs_up:

Your TR sure is making me want to be there. :mrgreen:

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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Fantastic Leopard sighting. 8) I do love the baby ellie, what a cute... and great :cam: of the Martial.

Everything is so green at the moment, it seems quite strange to see everything still so dry.

More please.

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Stunning sightings with awesome pictures Vinkie! Love the Leopard! :clap: :clap:

Lovely Klipspringer too, and that very small, cute little Ellie with his mom! :dance: :dance:

Superb pictures of the Mongoose! They are so entertaining! :clap: :clap:

Gorgeous general game and bird sightings! :dance: :dance:

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Woow, what an array of sightings Vinkie :clap: :clap: .

Awesome leopard sighting :dance: :dance: .

Those little ellie are so cute :D .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up: .

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Hi vinkie :D :D

WOW, I love your leopard photos - the lighting was really lovely :clap: :clap: :cam:

You saw so many different animals - what a wonderful day in Kruger :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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:clap: :clap: super sightings :clap: :clap:

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WOW!!!!! Awesome pics :whistle: :whistle:

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