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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:20 pm 
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Hi kesheshe

You are quite right we did meet on our last trip however it was 2 years ago!(2011). Time flies as one gets older! :lol:

We like the flower photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
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WoW about your more than magnificent bateleur pictures, Kesheshe :thumbs_up:

Glad you could get a unit on a short term notice at Nossob :dance: :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
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Kesheshe, wonderful to see you back. 8)

I just love your flower pictures.... and your Bateleur pictures are just marvelous. What a striking bird. No pun intended.

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
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great to see this report moving on, kesheshe :thumbs_up:

Stunning pictures of the kori and bateleur :clap: :clap:

I think the chalets at Nossob are ok but I wish they had some mosquito screens as it can get very hot inside and you cannot even open the windows. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
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Those bateleur shots are simply awesome! :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
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Day 10 - 12th October - Continued

We got up at 3pm and repacked the van with cameras etc and headed out south to marie se draai. We sat there for about 2 hours with just general game to entertain us and one very cute starling sitting on our wing mirror for an extended period of time and if given half the chance would have got into the vehicle.

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On our return drive we ran into 1 male lion about 500m from camp right in the riverbed at around 6.45pm so therefore the light had basically completely disappeared and we did not attempt to get any photos.

After unpacking we decided on hamburgers with onion, chips and a sauce with some toast for dinner which worked out really well. While dinner was cooking I decided to download the photos and also back them up onto a second hard drive to avoid the risk of losing precious shots of our trip. SO’s rash and swelling had got worse so we applied cortisone cream as a last resort our final decision point was that no improvement seen overnight we would be forced to drive to Uptington. We eventually hit the bed hard after a very long stressful day at 9.30pm. I woke at 11.45pm as the room was by now a sauna. I struggled the rest of the night SO did not have the same problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
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Hi Kesheshe,

Just caught up on your wonderful trip report.
Your pictures are great and I love your report. It makes me long to go back to KTP immediatey :D

Your pictures of the juvenile Bateleur (also in flight) are fantastic! :thumbs_up:

Waiting for more :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Nina


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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
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Your images are special..........great TR :clap: :clap:
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Kesheshe

Really enjoying your TR with great sightings and super :cam: :clap: :clap:

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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What a Super Never ending Adventure!!!! :thanx:

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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
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what a nice variety of sightings, kesheshe :clap: :clap:

I am so sorry to hear that your SO was ill :(

People must be feeding the starling. We saw it doing the same two day before.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
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Day 11 - 13th October

Got up at 5am after an extremely hot night in the unit. The unit is very nicely apportioned but seriously lacks any type of ventilation in the middle bedroom therefore making for an extremely hot sleeping conditions.

SO made coffee and we sat outside which was quite chilly as the wind was up and blowing but pleasant all the same. The cortisone cream appears to be having the right effect as SO’s swelling and rash are significantly better and bit smaller in area. We talked about what to do and decided to continue applying cream and to monitor the situation on a daily basis but for now we would continue with the trip as planned. We packed the normal items into the car i.e. cameras, snacks etc. and departed for reception at 5.55am. It felt like Kruger as it was the first morning we have stayed in any of the main camps and the queue at the gate was rather strange. Also surprising was the fact that every vehicle left and travelled north not one single vehicle went south.

We stopped at Cubitje Quap and spend an hour and 20 minutes having a fantastic time photographing interaction between doves and jackal. Sorry let me rephrase that jackal looking for breakfast doves on the menu. SO did a fantastic job of capturing this but unfortunately just as her concentration was lagging the jackal managed to snare a dove.

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Fabulous images!!! I especially love the juv bateleur photos, beautifully captured. Looking forward to the next episode. :thumbs_up:


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Great to hear that you could continue your trip, Kesheshe :dance: :dance: :dance:

Splendid dove and bateleur pictures :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Exploring KTP In October
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Day 11 - 13th October

More shoots of the doves and BBJ interaction.

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