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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby CliveK » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:38 pm

Thanks Lion Queen.

All the above were taken in April 2013 (last year). The "Roll Call" one was taken close to Kij Kij waterhole.

Here's another taken arriving at the waterhole:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:53 am

Nice morning sightings CliveK :clap: :clap:
A nice breakfast :thumbs_up:

Others shots of a sandgrouse at Cubit quat waterhole in august 2011


A shy sandgrouse

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The whole bar( and pool) for me


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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby CliveK » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:46 pm

Thanks Hilda and Goronta.

Love the bathing shot Goronta. Thanks for sharing.

Also in April 2013 around midday, we came across this batelier in the grass alongside the road at Rooiputs waterhole. He too was trying to cool off in a small patch of water. It appears his right eye has an injury too.

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:00 pm

Very impressive bird CliveK :thumbs_up:
Must be a huge handicap for a raptor to have only one eye.

Still the same at sandgrouse at Cubit quat waterhole



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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Robbert » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:11 pm

Great pictures Goronta, Clivek, thanks for sharing!

(Never seen a bateleur that close in the Kgalagadi)

The white-faced owl and youngster was close by at one of the picnic sites, shot long time ago (2005)

"Look mum, he is watching us" :D

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:19 pm

Goronta -great sightings and images :clap: :clap:

CliveK- superb Bateleur :clap: :clap:

Superb cute,rare image eos5d :clap: :clap:

Double Bee-eater catch...(BG not perfect but still a great sighting)

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Landing in golden light...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:53 am

Dune road speedcop...........

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:01 pm

A speedcop or a road runner :lol:
Nice shot lion queen :thumbs_up:

The last sandgrouse with some feathered friends

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It could be closing time ...

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and then they left the place

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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Since we're talking of the road runner.........his SA cousin!!

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:56 pm

Nice cousin lion queen :clap: :clap:

A distant flying PCG on the road to Bitterpan in 2011

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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:15 am

Thank you all for the nice comments.

These future feather dusters were seen on the dune road to TR in Feb 2012.

There were more than 30 "chicks"

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Robbert » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:05 pm

"Do we look pretty?"

(Nossob restcamp October 2005)

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:45 am

I love baby ostriches!!

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:35 pm

Namaqua Doves..........

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:31 pm

Great image lion queen...often overlook..... :clap: :clap:

Secretary pose.....

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