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 Post subject: Owlet, Pearl-spotted
Unread postPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 7:33 am 
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First time that I have seen one during the night. It was spotted on a nightdrive from Lower Sabie. I have previously seen a couple during daytime, morningish between 7 and 10am. It is also then when the whistle call of the owlet is prominent. Tsweet Tsweet Tsweet.... Tsweeoooo, Tsweeoooo, Tsweeoooo!

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Saw a couple @ Numbi gate. They were calling @ each other.

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Saw this one on the S28 Sept '05.

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Spotted (please excuse the pun) on the S90.

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On the H10

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They are realy pleasing on the eye. We got this one late afternoon on the Sabie River loop.

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Since I learnt about the PSO on Sweni hike (Satara area) in May this year, I have seen it quite a number of times in that central area (Satara/Pretorius/Skukuz)... so beautiful. OFten sitting alone in a dried up tree.

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This one was in the middle of Satara camp, August this year.
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The kids took these pics of a Pearl Spotted Owlet in Nossob Camp in July 2006 ... it lives in a tree near reception. They sat down for more than half an hour to take the pics ... patiently waiting for it to show itself and the "eyes" on the back of its head.

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Saw them hunting in the mid-afternoon in quite high densities [about 1 every 1/2 acre] near Marakele National Park couple of years back (just a few km's from Thabazimbi).

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Saw this one every day at Pretoriuskop in one of three trees between the restaurant and shop. When SO and I had the tri-pod out to take photos everybody came to see what we were looking at. The owl didnt smaak the attention at all. :lol:
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 Post subject: Owlet: Pearl-spotted
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By exclusion I decided that this handsome owl should be a 'Pearl Spotted Owl', but I am not sure.
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Pearl-spotted owlet.


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 Post subject: Pearl spotted Owlet
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Image around Satara (is it the same like Afsaal ?)

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