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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Robbert » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:31 pm

Goronta wrote:
Beautiful 2003 "pterodactyl" :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Beautiful Finch Goronta, love the red colour! The detail of the feathers is amazing!

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:38 pm

Thanks eos5d :thumbs_up:

Still a finch ....

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2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:58 am

A Kalahari Scrub-Robin who came very often to the perimeter when we were in Grootkolk
They are cute birds :D



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2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Robbert » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:49 pm

Ahhhhh!! The Kalahari Scrub Robin is such a cute bird, we really love them.

Thanks for sharing Goronta!

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:13 pm

Thanks eos5d :thumbs_up:


A jumping prinia ,not easy to spot in the dry yellow winter grass :o



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2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby hilda » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:25 am

Very well camouflaged Goronta! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:32 pm

Yes hilda we have to be on alert at any time :D
As I am tonight in Amsterdam on a business trip watching TV while posting on the forum
Good luck to Argentina and to Holland :thumbs_up:
Sorry Mods for this small breach of the rules :pray: :rtm:
This Tit- Babblerguy has an eye on us from Grootkolk :big_eyes:


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2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Robbert » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:27 pm

Lovely bird Goronta, thanks for sharing!
(The match doesn't turned out very well for us over here in Holland :? )
Well back to the reality....
"Walking to the office"

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby hilda » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:19 am

Lovely birdie Goronta, and a beautiful Secretary Bird eos5d! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:32 pm

Thanks hilda :gflower:


Beautiful secretary eos5d :D (Good luck for tonight)

Another secretary bird near KK july 2011

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2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:17 pm

Just love the Secretary bird....they always walk like royalty/// :hmz:

Rob and Goronta...superb sighting and images!!

My contribution.......pose after the rain...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:44 pm

Your Highness ,Jan,seems to have lost his haughtiness :D

"I thought somebody was behind me ."Image
Carpe diem

2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:46 pm

Thanks Goronta!!

Really like your shot in the long grass......superb comp :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby umtali1 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:50 pm

Love the secretary birds :clap: :clap: :clap: from everyone.
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:10 pm

Thanks Jan , umtali1 for your comments :D
It's a motivation to keep on posting pictures we want to share :thumbs_up:

Another image of secretary birds near KK



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Carpe diem

2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th


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