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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:54 pm

A very special sighting was this little Pearl-spotted Owl early one morning quite close to the road.

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:55 pm

It did not mind us at all

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:57 pm

And then it started calling - soo special!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:58 pm

Here you can clearly see the false "eyes" on the back of its head

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:15 pm

Thanks everyone - I really appreciate all the comments! :thumbs_up:

More often than not we went past Mooiplaas Waterhole on our way to Thihongoyeni.

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:18 pm

Wish I could be on my way there now!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:19 pm

Tranquility

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:21 pm

Animal-wise it was unusually quiet - we found a small herd of buffalo together with a few zebra there once

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:22 pm

One of the herd was this magnificent bull

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:23 pm

Our only other animal-sighting there was a group of three elephants

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:25 pm

BUT - Mooiplaas delivered on the bird-sightings!

Temmincks Coursers

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:27 pm

With lots of juveniles

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:28 pm

They were constantly on the move and not easy to photograph

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:30 pm

The Kittlitz Plovers were even more difficult - small and very well camouflaged

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:31 pm

Mooiplaas also gave me two lifers! :dance:

Collared Pratincole

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