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

Unread postby gatita » Mon May 27, 2013 9:18 pm

When one of the cars left, we took their spot and had a better view

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

Unread postby gatita » Mon May 27, 2013 9:20 pm

Still on the H 4-2 we watched some vultures in a tree when another car with a yellow ribbon stopped next to us and asked what we are looking at. We told them about the vultures. They told us about more vultures on that road and moved off before I could introduce myself. So, whoever you were, it was nice of you telling us about the vultures.

Since there were no sightings on the H 4-2 yesterday, we were taking the S 130 today. We saw some nice kudus

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

Unread postby gatita » Mon May 27, 2013 9:21 pm

Some sleepy birds

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

Unread postby gatita » Mon May 27, 2013 9:23 pm

another very shy mongoose which did not let us come closer. I think it was a slender mongoose this time

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On the S 137 we had a different kind of roadblock

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

Unread postby gatita » Mon May 27, 2013 9:26 pm

Close to duke’s waterhole I saw a wombat crossing the street. We stopped but could only see francolins. One was doing an interesting dance though (no pics since the grass was quite high). At the waterhole we caught up with the car which was parked right next to the spot where the wombat had crossed the street and asked them what they had seen. They told us it was the francolin. Well, what we saw appeared to be much bigger than a francolin.

On the S 28 we saw a leopard tortoise

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and guinea fowls

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

Unread postby gatita » Thu May 30, 2013 9:34 pm

Back on the H 4-2 we saw a golden-breasted bunting

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and a snail

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both firsts for us (alive)
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Re: KNP in march – will we ever visit a green park again?

Unread postby gatita » Thu May 30, 2013 9:36 pm

barn swallow

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At Lower Sabie bridge we saw another giant kingfisher

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

Unread postby gatita » Thu May 30, 2013 9:38 pm

At sunset dam the hippos were putting up a show - another highlight. Unfortunately a little bit far off

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

Unread postby gatita » Thu May 30, 2013 9:38 pm

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

Unread postby gatita » Thu May 30, 2013 9:39 pm

While we were starting our braai we watched a wooly-necked stork on the other side of the river

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:16 pm

12.03.2013

Today we took the H 10 to Mlondozo, hoping to see some cats.

We saw a giraffe in first light

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and we found a small breeding herd of ellies. This one was quite funny. He tore branches of a small tree and threw them over his back

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:19 pm

more giraffes

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Then we saw some barn swallows

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and a kori bustard

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:22 pm

Last time we visited Mlondozo, we saw a huge herd of buffs and all kinds of general game. Today the dam was full and it was very green but there was no game.

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Instead we found a pair of mocking cliff chats

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And a spotted flycatcher

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:23 pm

On the S 29 we saw more ellies

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:25 pm

Getting back to the H 10 it was still fairly early and we decided to move on to the S 128. There were some nice lbjs

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