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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:38 pm

This little beauty on the Voortrekker road took me to 370 for Kruger.

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread postby hilda » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:10 pm

What a beauty Wildtuinman! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:57 am

A special anywhere... Making it a KNP tick is EXTRA SPECIAL! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread postby Highbury » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:05 am

Was lucky enough to go on the Punda Honorary Rangers Birding weekend recently . Had some good sightings at the dawn chorus at Crook's Corner - a Pel's on the sandbank , lemon breasted canaries , Crowned and Trumpeter hornbills , African Goshawk , Retz Helmetshrike and Bohms' spinetails . Large numbers of vulturtes attendant in that area too , as a result of an anthrax outbreak . At Pafuri we got purple indigobird , lesser honeyguide and grey backed camaroptera .

The Mahonie loop gave us penant winged nightjar , European hobby and wood owl , and one of the other vehicles saw Crowned Eagle , both on the loop and in the Pafuri area .

The Nwambiya sandveld produced Shaft tailed whydah , pink throated twinspot , Rudd's Apalis , Gorgeous bushshrike , blue cheeked bee eater , Senegal Coucal and violet eared waxbill .

After the birding event , we took a drive down through the park and saw Montagu's harriers on several occasions , and a large flock of pratincoles at Mooiplaas . They seem to be regular summer visitors to that spot now , having seen them in the same place last year . Also saw lanner falcon and common cuckoo near Orpen dam .

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread postby hilda » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:58 am

What a very successful birding weekend Highbury! Lots of special sightings! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread postby Albert » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:14 am

Not sure if I should post on this or the "Rarest Kruger Bird" thread.. :lol: :lol:

For us this certainly was a surprise....Grey-headed Gulls near Kanniedood Bird Hide, April 6, 2015

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread postby Highbury » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:04 am

Very good Kruger sighting .

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:23 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread postby DotDan » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:15 pm

Exceptionally rare bird for KNP!!

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread postby RosemaryH » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:56 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Three of the above greenies from Johan van Rensburg tells me you hit the jackpot here Albert :wink:
Great sighting :thumbs_up:
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