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Lake Panic sighting gallery: 2013

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:26 pm

Thank you for the comments and views :dance: :dance:

This was my first sighting of a Burchell's Coucal at LP.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:29 pm

These Burchell Coucals are beautiful birds and a brilliant phot, Jan. :thumbs_up: :cam:

The resident family of Pied kingfishers on their favourite post...
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:23 pm

Thanks for the comments and views.

Great image Kaapsedraai.

Prepare for take off.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:26 am

All comments are really appreciated and thank you :thumbs_up:

Lovely pose and once again a beautiful photo, Jan. :cam:

This Goliath heron took defensive action...
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Now active - TMNP: Table Mountain's mood today + West Coast NP: Aug'15 visit
Finished TR's - KRUGER Dec'14 and Agulhas NP Jul'15
Next trip - Dec'15: Mokala (7th), Kruger (10-24), Golden Gate (25th) and Karoo (26th)

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:50 pm

Thanks for the comments.

Kaapsedraai stunning pose and image :clap: :clap:

Hope I will catch them again in action next week...


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Lake Panic sighting gallery: 2013

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:42 pm

Excellent photo, Jan. :clap: :clap: :clap:

I just wonder :hmz: who is going to eat who - the heron the fish or the fish the heron or just maybe, it is a family pack...

From the 'giant' to the tiny ones...two Pied kingfishers...the other one will try his luck in stealing it...
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:55 pm

Tx for the comments. :dance:

Great sighting and pose Kaapsedraai. :clap: :clap:

Thought I upload the proof of the big Kurper been swallowed.....

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:31 pm

Thamk you for sharing this brilliant sighting with us, Jan. :clap:

These Goliath and Grey herons are really testing one's patience as they can stand for hours on one spot letting you believe they are going to catch something any minute, then you wait and wait and wait....To capture such a moment is brilliant. :dance:

During Des'12, I got this scenic/landscape 270 degrees view of Lake Panic...

The front facing as you enter the hide...
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The middle section where most of the grey heron breeding takes place...
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..and the side section.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:29 pm

Thank you for the comments.

Wow Kaapsedraai..superb view!!! :clap: :clap:

Pied lunch

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:35 pm

Thank you to all for comments and compliments - much appreciated. :thumbs_up:

Love the Pied kingfisher - great shot, Jan :cam:

It is always amazing and captivating to see how these Pied kingfishers can hang in the air for some time before they took the dive...
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:34 pm

Thanks for the comments. :dance:

Kaapsedraai...great comp and timimg... super shot :clap: :clap:

Heron against the blue skies..

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4 days until my next visit to LP:dance: :dance:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:38 pm

Thank you hilda and Jan. :thumbs_up:

These herons fly so effortless and elegantly - great shot, Jan :cam:

The Pied kingfisher meal challenge
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Finished TR's - KRUGER Dec'14 and Agulhas NP Jul'15
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:21 pm

Great action capture Kaapsedraai :clap: :clap:

The beautiful sound of a bird at Lp

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:53 pm

Thank you hilda and Jan. :thumbs_up:

Beautiful action of the singing bird. :cam:

Flying high...grey heron
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Now active - TMNP: Table Mountain's mood today + West Coast NP: Aug'15 visit
Finished TR's - KRUGER Dec'14 and Agulhas NP Jul'15
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:12 pm

Thank you for comments - it is appreciated.

On the far side of the lake, the hippos like to enjoy some sunbathing and now and then there is some action taking place accompanied with heavy grunting - beautiful Lake Panic music.
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Now active - TMNP: Table Mountain's mood today + West Coast NP: Aug'15 visit
Finished TR's - KRUGER Dec'14 and Agulhas NP Jul'15
Next trip - Dec'15: Mokala (7th), Kruger (10-24), Golden Gate (25th) and Karoo (26th)


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