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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:09 am 
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Some of the advice I received in this topic was spot on!

Here is my latest lifer.

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Thanks again everyone for your excellent advice. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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Great shot! :clap: :clap:

You had some nice bird-sightings - :mrgreen: of your Osprey!


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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Thanks Naomi. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Have just returned from a trip to Satara and Mopani . Missed the Osprey at Sable dam unfortunately , but had 3 new Kruger species for me :
Redheaded finch on Letaba bridge
Fiscal Flycatcher on Manananga 4 x 4 trail
Greater flamingo at Matambeni hide

In addition , 2 purple heron at Pioneer dam , many yellow billed oxpeckers on the Mopani buffs and few in the Satara area , african hawk eagle and barred owl near Satara , and on the animal front , 71 lion , 1cheetah , roan , tsessebe and eland .


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:15 am 
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Purple heron! :big_eyes: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Very, very nice sighting for KNP in my opinion! (May we have a :cam: ? :D )


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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We also saw a Purple Heron at Pioneer dam 2 weeks ago. Saw it at Pioneer dam in February as well. So Pioneer seems to be a common hide out for it.

Have seen it at Lower Sabie bridge and Lake Panic before as well. So not an incredibly rare bird for Kruger really.

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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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Well, I've never seen it in KNP, so I'm still :mrgreen: .

Maybe we don't go south often enough :hmz:

Okay, Pioneer dam is near Mopani if I remember correctly, but we usually just pass through there on the way to or from the Phalaborwa gate. 99% of our time is spent much further north :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:44 am 
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Hi all,

This is great info; my wife and I are in the park for just over two weeks from tomorrow; we are birding and mammaling and we will be up North for five days; look forward to talking to anybody with bins!

If anybody has up to date information on Pels would apprecaite it; we will be staying at Olifans so I understand that is a possibiliy; Arnots Chat; any recent sightings?

My thanks/ Mike and Rose


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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We recorded a young Black Sparrowhawk just outside Talamati during our visit to Kruger in June. Pics on our blog...
It's a very rare and first for Kruger sighting for me!


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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Lizet Grobbelaar wrote:
We recorded a young Black Sparrowhawk just outside Talamati during our visit to Kruger in June. Pics on our blog...
It's a very rare and first for Kruger sighting for me!


Very nice sighting, and some very good photos of it Lizet. I also managed to find a juvenile Black Sparrowhawk along the H10 last year.


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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Thanks MattAxel :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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We got a Black Sparrowhawk 200m outside Phabeni gate last August.

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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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So under what area will you classify the sighting then? Inside or outside Kruger? :hmz:

My Kruger list is just of species counted inside the old Kruger gates.
Do the new gates (like the one at Orpen) fall under the new Greater Kruger borders and does that then include places like the Umbabat area next to Kruger and Sabi Sands?


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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Well.. that is probably up to the birders discretion, but I would think that the new Orpen section should be included? Animals are roaming freely in the area, so I suppose bird ticks should count.


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed with some tricky Kruger species
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I exited the Phabeni gate, so it doesn't qualify as a Kruger tick. :wink:

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