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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:57 pm

We moved into the hide, with plenty of space and on the right hand corner we could see in front and to the side.

Some big kit was set up, pointing at the Goliath Heron and it sounded like a machine gun the way it shot continiously.

Lots of birds around...two pods of Hippo...and an Egyption Goose that was making a lot of noise.

Soon the hide filled up.

A visitor asked if there were any Malachites around....I replied no. When we left SO asked me what a Malachite was :redface: I explained, the King Fisher that was on the stamp....

The Goliath Heron was in centre stage...prime position....Splash...action.... :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:04 pm

WOW it had caught a fish :dance: :dance: :dance:


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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:09 pm

With cameras clicking away...it flipped the fish

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amazingly the fish disappeared down the throat

(I have left out a number of pics....page limit...)
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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:17 pm

The Pied King Fishers provided some entertainment

first two pics SO's

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Feeding one a bit far off

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:57 pm

Some more sights at LP

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:03 pm

This goose was making a lot of noise in the back ground

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:05 pm

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:08 pm

It flew across us....fluffed around ...collected some nesting material and then back to nest building

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:12 pm

These Black Crakes came forward for some time..eventually offering some decent opportunities

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:13 pm

Mom and babies in nest

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:59 pm

Happy 2013 everybody.

Travel safely and find those elusive animals this year. For those who cannot travel .... enjoy the TRs :D

May 2013 find you in great health...!!!!!

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:56 pm

The goliath Heron had another 'attack'...but missed

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:00 pm

The hippo offered some photo opportunities

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:03 pm

Time to move on....the hide was getting full

on the walk to the car, some 'nice' pics....

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There were far more vehicles in the parking lot than were allowed...about 5 more!!!!!

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:07 pm

Pit stop in Sukuza and we proceeded on to the Sabie river high way....

The idea was to turn right...but there was a herd of ellies to the left.
So turned left then realised that this was a huge breeding herd....

SO's pics of a tiny one...

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