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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: April / May 2012 - Trip report in photos
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At the Waterhole 'Dalkeith' we see a group of Giraffes.

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On 'Dertiende Boorgat' it is especially nice today. Many butterflies fluttering around the waterhole. It is a beautiful sight. Gemsboks and Ostriches come to drink.

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Some bird pics:

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Scaly-feathered Finch (Sporopipes squamifrons)

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Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)

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Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)

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We find again a Cape Cobra that raids a sociable weavers nest. :shock: It is a very different territory than the first time (further north).

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And then a Mongoose:
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Slender Mongoose (Galerella sanguinea)

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At the 'Kamqua' picnic site we take a break.
One place is already occupied by a Cape Cobra!!! :shock: :D

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We believe's proper distance and park the car rather one more piece further away. :whistle:
Then we observe the Cape Cobra for a while. She winds on the tree and snapped after a bird - without success.

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Then she disappears into a Ground Squirrel hole.

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A few days before, we have observed there still lively squirrels with pups. Now nothing is to be seen... :cry:

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Thank you for your kind words, Trrp-Trrrrrrrr. :D :D

Welcome and thank you, Stampajane :D :D
You are right. A safe distance is advisable. :wink: :wink: Fortunately we have a tele.


25.04.2012:
Today we make another trip to Twee Rivieren.
On the way 2 Cheetahs go along. :D From time to time they mark a tree. When more and more cars arrive, we continue to drive to Twee Rivieren.

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Near 'Monro' are two lions on the dune. :) The lioness has a bloody paw. :(

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Thank you, katydownunder :)
Yes, the number 4 is also our favourite cabin in Kieliekrankie. :thumbs_up:

Thank you, hilda, Pumbaa, barryels, kyknetta, WillieV and Carol g. :) :) :) :) :) :)

Welcome and thank you, gatita! :dance:
Yes, it was a great holiday. I wish I was back there. :wink:


We also love the little animals.
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Brants' Whistling Rat (Parotomys brantsii)


In Twee Rivieren we remove money from the ATM and buy a few things, before we go back.
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Welcome and thank you, cheetahlady. :dance: :)
Fittingly, now come a few cheetah pics. :wink: :wink:


Of course, we stop again at the two lions. They have changed her position only a little.
At this moment the 2 cheetahs also arrive there. There are the two that we have already met on our way there.

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They "squint" to the lions and lay her way in some distance to these away.
Right above at the shrubs the Lioness lies on her back:
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Thank you, Carol G. :clap:


At the waterhole Secretary Birds perform some impressive jumps.

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Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)

Shortly before Kieliekrankie we saw one more Steenbok.
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Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)

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Again, many thanks, Carol G. :D :D


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Kalahari Scrub-Robin (Cercotrichas paena)

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Bibron's Gecko (Pachydactylus bibronii)

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Armoured Ground Cricket (Acanthoplus discoidalis)

Moon over Kieliekrankie:
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Thank you, kyknetta, barryels, Philip1, hilda and Pumbaa. :) :) :) :) :)


26.04.2012:
We drive along the Nossob river valley to the north.

Near 'Gunong' we discover lion tracks along the way. We follow a while, until the tracks disappear into the bushes. We nearly want to give up the search, there we discover 2 lionesses.

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Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus)

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White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)

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Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus)

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Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)

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Thank you, Carol g. :D

A beautifully "decorated" Gemsbok:
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We stay one night in Nossob, before we go tomorrow further to Grootkolk.

Our accommodation in Nossob:
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At the Nossob waterhole:
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White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

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Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) und Jackal

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Thank you, hilda and Tobieo. :D :D

Thank you, Meandering Mouse. :D
Yes, even the rodents are always very interesting for us. :mrgreen:
Here are a few older :cam: from "Kgalagadi-rodents" for you. :D

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Four-Striped Grass Mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio)

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Brants' Whistling Rat (Parotomys brantsii)


Although not a rodent, but also small ... :wink: :
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Elephant Shrew (Elephantulus sp.)

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