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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:59 am

A Giraffe trying to hide? on the dune.
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August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:01 am

On the upper Dune road this Black-chested Snake-eagle was soaring high in the air. My
100-400mm lens and cropping did the trick. This was our only sighting of a Black-chested Snake-eagle.
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August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:02 am

A Northern Black Korhaan.

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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:36 am

At Moravet the two Flamingoes were still there and I was lucky to get this group photo.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:37 am

Then the (Pied) Avocet also joined the party.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:57 pm

Thanks Pumbaa, The cat enjoyed te sun because it was -1 degrees.

A Greater Kestrel , correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:02 pm

At Dikbaardskolk this Cape Glossy Starling showed a lot of interest in my camera.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:34 pm

On our arrival at Nossob the Cape Ground Squirrels were eating this, out of season, thorns and flowers.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:40 pm

The Cape Turtle-dove was waiting for us on the stoep.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:47 pm

On our arrival the Groundscraper Thrush was, as last year, in front of the Chalet.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:57 pm

This Verreaux’s Eagle-owl was also in the camp.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:01 pm

The Pearl-spotted Owlet was frightened after a African Red-eyed Bulbul chased it and I had a hard time to get a Photo.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:43 pm

We went for a late drive (5 pm) to Marie se gat where the Kudu’s were drinking.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:45 pm

Gemsbok and Jackals were also present.
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:48 pm

On our way back to camp this Kudu bull and a few females were next to the road.
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August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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