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 Post subject: WCNP sightings
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:48 pm 
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I don't know if it already exsists but I would like to start a new topic: WCNP sightings (no sightings of dead animals; there is already a lot of negative things written about WCNP but there are also a lot of positive things to write, show about the park)

Lets start with this one:

Black-headed Heron, (an "oldie" from 2003)

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP sightings
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Good idea as its a beautiful park ...

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP sightings
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Thanks Hugh! :gflower:
The park is indeed beautiful, last March we stayed a 5 days in Langebaan and visited the park 3 days in a row because of all the beautiful sightings (and the lovely food and friendly staff at the Geelbek restaurant :D )

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP sightings
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Have you been there in the flower season ( aug /sept)?? we stay about three quarters of an hour from the park so can pop in in all seasons . Last time we visited we saw so much game they seemed to be a buck of sorts round every corner .

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP sightings
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We've been there in Sept. 2003, unfortunately most of the flower season was over :(
This year visit we were pleasantly surprised by all the bird sightings :)

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I think this thread is a great idea. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

We need more attention given to the smaller Parks.

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP sightings
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One will see a lot of these birds, this one is trying to hide but although the bushes are quite high he wasn't quite successfull.... :)

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Pied Kingfisher as seen at one of the bird hides near the Geelbek restaurant.

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Great thread! Every time we come to Cape Town we have a couple of nights at the Abrahamskraal cottage. We love it. :dance:

African rail at Abrahamskraal hide.

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Cape weaver at Geelbek restaurant.

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP sightings
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Hi Granjan,

Lovely shots!
The weavers at the Geelbek restaurant are sooooo entertaining! ( the have very tasteful food as well at the restaurant :) ( no, no popcorn :popcorn: ) the Abrahamskraal hide is indeed a excellent spot to watch all kind of water birds, we enjoyed it very much.

Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP sightings
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:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Great photos!!

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