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Anne-marie's Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow!!! March '13

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:05 pm

Part 1

7/11.3.2013

Kalahari tented camp No 1 (Honey Moon :lol: :lol: :lol: )

As usual, the journey was long and arduous
As usual I struggled with the weight of luggage
As usual, the excitement was at its height
As usual I was on my way to my favorite park ... and more cricket to find many friends
As usual I realized that I did not more age ...but this time it was very serious :shock:
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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:08 pm

I entered Twee Rivieren at about 15 hours for a night and for the first time I saw White-backed Mousebird :dance:

Too tired for a drive, I just started to split my suitcase into smaller bags what are easier to transport and especially to find a much less heavy suitcase ... its place (the only place) was above the fridge / freezer (almost my height!). Many small travel / transport but my back thanks me :thumbs_up:

In small camps, no problem, there is always someone to help, I thank you Jacques... and still Jacques who was everywhere... :k

White-backed Mousebird/Coliou à dos blanc
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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:11 pm

The next day (08/03/2013), a little invigorated, I launched into the Auob riverbed to spend the next 4 nights at KTC (who can call in English for reservations, did not left me much choice :evil: ) but I must say that the tent No. 1 ... Honey Moon is definitely the best, larger, nobody to my left, just enough place for the Lions, Hyenas and other Cheetahs :shock: ... not to mention my friend the Mongoose :lol:

I got lucky on the first day. I found a male Cheetah lying under a tree, Lanner Falcons, even an African Grey Hornbill with his dinner.

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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:13 pm

Fawn-colored Lark/Alouette fauve
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Spike-heeled Lark/Alouette éperonnée
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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:15 pm

Suricate
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Squirrel
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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:57 pm

Northern black Kohraan/Outarde à miroir blanc
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couple of Tawny Eagle, very well hidden
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Fork-tailled Drongo/Drongo brilliant
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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:58 pm

the first Cheetah :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:01 pm

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Chestnut-vented Tit-Babler/Parisome grignette
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Barn Owl
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African red-eyed Bulbul/Bulbul brunoir
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For a first day... it was not so bad :dance:

à suivre...
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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:15 pm

The next morning (09/03/2013), stupor Gertie comes my way :dance: :dance: :dance:

The Mata Mata's hurry missed it ... just have to drive more slowly :evil:
Now I've found a scam, I stay in the middle of the road until the car slows down ... like a woodcock blonde who can not drive :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:20 pm

So, back to Gertie followed by her three youngsters (7-8 months) :dance: :dance: :dance:
After the first two shots through the windshield my camera refused to take any picture ... my memory card was full ... and I lost a few precious minutes/seconds .... :shock:

you never know what you will find and it is always better to control everything, battery, memory card settings to be prepared for all eventualities. And that I knowed for a long time :doh:

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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:21 pm

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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:23 pm

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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:23 pm

well :hmz: we have to follow mum

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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:18 am

I also found a White-backed Vulture, Black-breasted Snake Eagle, Lion, Giraffes, a Grey Hornbill with a kill and Black-faced Waxbill at the camp.

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African grey Hornbill/Calao à bec noir

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Re: Kgalagadi 2013, cricket and... wow !!!

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:20 am

Image thirsty

Image my friend

Image oups :redface:
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