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Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:21 pm

There is always something new at LP and we had our first Broadbilled Roller sighting. Never saw one in Kruger and glad we spot them at LP.

Images not great but will keep them until next time.... :wink:

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:02 pm

Tx for the kind comments :dance:

While waiting for some action we spotted this small Frog posing for a photo.
Don't know what kind of Frog (some one said it is a rain Frog) but apparently it change it colours during the day, may be to ensure he is not spotted for lunch.

Any suggestions of an ID?

It looks big but is actually very very small........

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Ifubesi » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:55 am

Hi Jan.
Great pictures as always!
The frog is a Painted Reed Frog. They come in many different colour morphs and as far as I know in the lowveld this version is less common than the normal black-striped ones.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:22 pm

Thank for the comments and thank you Ifubesi for the ID.

The Egrets are building nest.

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:59 pm

Thank you Sharifa and Hilda comments appreciated :wink:

The swallows were landing at the perch and after may failures got one on take off.

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:41 pm

Thanks Guys :D

White- breasted Cormorant landing

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:09 pm

Tx for the comments

The Malachite Kingfisher was busy feeding the young one

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:51 pm

Tx for the comments

African Jacana

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:55 pm

Thank you :wink:

Looks like I was the only person visiting LP :roll:

Dragon Fly

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby PAPA SMURF » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:33 pm

Hi Jan
The closest i can ID your Dragonfly is that it is a Tigertail (Ictinogomphus ferox).
For positive ID one needs to see the veins patten and even count certain cells as they vary in each specie

thanks for all the interesting photos you have been publishing Great!
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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:07 pm

Thank you all for the kind comments

Tried for a long time to get a perfect African Darter landing shot to expose all the blacks. :dance:

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:18 pm

Tx Hilda always appreciate your comment :D

White breasted Cormorant take of......


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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:01 pm

Tx for the comments and views

For the first time we saw the Fork-tailed Drongo diving to the water.

(image a little bit far but again something new at LP)

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:04 pm

Thank you for the comments.

Special moment ....three in one...Pied with a catch...Afrian Darter and Goliah

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:14 pm

Tx Guys :D

Pied with atch


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