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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:00 pm 
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Wow - those are excellent sightings WTM . Did you see the Black Sparrowhawk on Mahonie loop ? Would also be interested on your comments as to where Tambourine doves were seen . I would imagine Pafuri picnic spot is a probable location but have never managed to get one for my Kruger list .

Has anybody seen Pygmy Geese recently in KNP ?


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:53 pm 
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Would also like to know that Highbury, I suppose it all depends on Leeupan conditions at this point in time.. I remember you said it was quite overgrown there last month?


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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Thanks Highbury,

The Black Sparrowhawks (a pair) was seen from Punda camp circling above on two consecutive days.
The Tambourine Dove we got at Crooks' Corner.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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Highbury wrote:
you see the Black Sparrowhawk on Mahonie loop ? Would also be interested on your comments as to where Tambourine doves were seen . I would imagine Pafuri picnic spot is a probable location but have never managed to get one for my Kruger list.
I've seen Black Sparrowhawk along the Salitjie,as well as on the edge of the Fever Tree forest between the Limpopo River and the floodplains.

Tambourine dove in the riverine gallery forest along the Luvuvhu, both east and west of the bridge.

Pygmy Goose? Not in ages!

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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Southern Brown Throated Weaver still present at Crocodile Bridge.

African Goshawk's at Lake Panic, at least 2 youngsters there.

Acacia Pied Barbets about 10km's from Phabeni Gate in a nest.

Shelley's Francolin on S122 just before the S29.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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One of the most bizarre sightings I have had was when we were watching two juvenile African Goshawks at Lake panic over the weekend.

The one youngster was sitting on the ground and the other in the tree above him. The next minute the one sitting in the tree probably wanted to go check out what his sibling was doing, tried jumping off the branch to the ground but somehow misjudged the foliage surrounding the tree and got stuck, hanging up side down.

The fascinating thing was that it didn't move or fight to get loose. Just chilling, hanging like Spider-Man for about 5 minutes, then somehow with one movement freed himself and returned to his spot in the tree..

Suffice to say, I was laughing my butt of at this incident, and I am sure it birds could laugh, this Goshawk's brother/sister was just bursting with laughter too.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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I am unbelievably lucky to have seen this bird on Monday on the Crocodile Bridge. Today the bridge is under water and most likely, these birds have moved on.

Southern Brown-Throated Weaver

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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Anyone been to Leeupan recently ? Anything of interest ?


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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Saw a common fiscal this morning at Mestel dam (close to Pretoriuskop). Got a few photos as well


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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We saw an Eurasian Honey-Buzzard flying over the Sabie low water bridge on the 21st of April.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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My recent kill sighting.

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It is difficult to see, but that is a small snake in the grass.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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Highbury wrote:
Has anybody seen Pygmy Geese recently in KNP ?


The last time we saw Pygmy Geese was in September 2008 at Leeupan - full of water at that stage. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings
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Saw a common fiscal shrike last week near Tshokwane .


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