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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:10 pm 
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What I have never seen in KP and top of my wish list for next month:

Honey Badger
Black Rhino
Caracal
Serval

And anything else that would like to show itself!!! :pray: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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looks like certain creatures are reaaly sought after.

The Cerval, honey Badger, Black Rhino and also Roan have made a fair mention.

So if i had to be bird specific and what other items would we add. We've had the Scops Owl, Giant Eagle Owl and also Malachite Kingfisher. Any others.

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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Birds??? Has to be Bathawk and Pels Fishing Owl for me these are two I really want to see. Perhaps a little finfoot thrown in for good measure to :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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Great thread :clap:

Mammals:
Caracal
Aardvark
Picture of a serval :pray:
shrew

Birds:
pels fishing owl
narina trogon
purple turaco

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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I'm with you on those birds Oddesy!! :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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Been to KNP several times, and never saw Cheetah

So, our hopes are set for the coming weeks....

Counting off the days now !!

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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This is all very exciting. We'll in the South of KNP for a week at the end of October and can't wait to knock off a couple of the 'never seen' list. Those Black Rhino's and other hidden charachters won't know what hit them. Not to mentioned my 'hunt' for the Whalbergs Eagle and also the Giant Eagle Owl.

The Forum is brillinat for giving voice to the masses and also for everybody to read about what to look forward to on their pending visists to Gods Garden.

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Birds? Gymnogene, I've seen it before (once) but I want to see it again (Call me greedy :twisted: )

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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In order of importance, things I have not seen but still want to is:
1) Black Mamba
2) Striped Polecat
3) Brown headed Parrot
4) Honey Badger
5) Sable


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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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I would love to see Reedbuck and a Shrew. One very early morning at the Talamati Camp we were going to the hide at the waterhole and we thought we saw two reedbuck. They unfortunately disappeared when we approached and as we were not certain we cannot say we indeed saw reedbuck. I know to spot a shrew is more difficult. We however saw a family of very big rats, also very early morning from the hide in front of the waterhole at Talamati. The parents were huge with some smaller rats – the children

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Reedbuck - BnD & Pkop areas, but a good place is off the H10, Muntshe loop.

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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Time to re-activate a good old thread. The count is back on for our next trip. Not seen a Blackie, ever. Also keeping my fingers crossed for a Eland and a Pels Fishing owl. Saw a Caracal in Lower Sabie on the sunset drive last year Nov. Was a mega wow moment!

What animals have you still got on your wish lists?

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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Location: Bela-Bela, Limpopo
Mammals:
Suni
Black Rhino
Oribi

Birds:
Pel's Fishing Owl
Narina Trogon
Finfoot
Black Coucal

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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Caracal
Aardvark
Pangolin

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 Post subject: Re: Sigthings to see not seen
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Wishlist for KNP:

Leopard (seen elsewhere)
Caracal (never)
Serval (brief glimpse)
Eland (elsewhere)
Shrew (never)
Suni (never)
Pangolin (never)
Wild dogs (good sighting in Klaserie few years ago)


Birds: don't know enough about them to have a wishlist yet :redface: what's this Gymnogene I keep hearing about?

75 days and counting.....

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