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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
Unread postPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:46 am 
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and a sub-adult fish eagle

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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
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On the S 119 a jj told us about a leopard very well hidden around the next corner. We drove the road up and down a couple of times – but no leopard. When we arrived at gardenia hide it was quite late already. Thus, we just had a look around and drove on.

Unfortunately, there were two cars ahead of us at snail’s pace. We finally could overtake them on the S 25. Although we were driving close to the speed limit and did not stop, we arrived in camp two minutes before closing time. We are still wondering how those folks arrived in time either at the gate or in camp.

Tonight we hat another unknown visitor at the braai.

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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
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Seen somewhere today – two fighters and their referee

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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
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10.03.2013

Today it was still overcast. We had to change camps again. Thus we had a later start and left only at 6:15. We took the S 25 to Croc bridge. We actually stayed at Berg En Dal to drive this road early in the morning although we did not have any sightings here before during daytime.

We saw a brown snake eagle with a sore eye, a very sleepy eagle, some other birds, ellies,
and the cutest mongoose

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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
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another bird on my wish list – amur falcons

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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
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An approaching car waved us down and we were told that they had turned around since an elephant in musth was blocking the road. It would be terrible having to turn around and to take the long way via Skukuza. We were wondering at what time of the year an elephant is in musth at all or if they had just been too close. We proceeded anyway and luckily no roadblock but this ellie crossing on a mission. He did not pay any attention to us.

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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
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hooded vultures

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and a beautiful impala

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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
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And then we had the first sighting of ground hornbills on this trip. That was really weird because usually we see them every day.

One had caught breakfast which turned out to be a snail. He was tossing it in the air and catching it again, trying to break the shell

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Finally he was successful. But he made the mistake of tossing it once again. The juvenile moved in and gulped the snail.

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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
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Where did it go?

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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
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I am innocent

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Then a brown snake eagle with breakfast

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He was just sitting there with the tail of the lizard(?) sticking out.

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TR KTP 2012 It is almost time to go back to KTP
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On the way to hippo pools we saw this warthog

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and a wildebeest

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Since it was a Sunday Daniel was not around to give a tour.

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 Post subject: Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?
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We moved on to Croc Bridge and had breakfast.

This groundscraper thrush was looking for breakfast right at the gate.

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We went to Lower Sabie on the H 4-2. On that usually very productive road we saw virtually nothing. But another beautiful woodland kingfisher

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and at the Lower Sabie bridge a bushbuck

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TR KTP 2012 It is almost time to go back to KTP
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Since there was some time left until gate closing time, we decided to go to sunset dam. We had a baboon roadblock with a very entertaining youngster

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TR KTP 2013 In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat
TR KTP 2012 It is almost time to go back to KTP
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