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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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cute little Drongo :k
Lions and Jackal normaly don't play all ogether :lol:
never saw an AWC so far north in the park :clap:
never saw and not even think,a PCG could catch a Sandgrouse... and it is still alive :shock:
what a heart it put to throw away the feathers :big_eyes:
like usual, cute Meerkats :clap:
and the potatoes :dance: :dance:

again an entertaining episode, thank you :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Katy, I do love your atmospheric night pictures :D

I can never get enough of the little critters. I have been suitably satisfied. :wink:

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Katy,

What a great day you had with great sightings. :clap: :clap:

Do both of you have eagle eyes :shock: for sightings... as the AWC was well spotted. :thumbs_up:

Gorgeous videos ...just love the meerkat. :dance:

Supper look very so yummy 8)

Thanks for sharing :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Indeed also not a quiet day with some more than lovely sightings and brilliant pictures, Katy :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Great jackal and lion pictures and then another wild cat, squirrels and meerkat and more lions by night :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Francolins hamous fried potatoes do look jummy - Just the way how my Mom's would look like :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Lovely day from big to small!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Those potatoes look very yummy!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Really stunning sightings, pictures and videos. Making me long to be back amongst those red dunes again Oh....and that AWC. Let me tell you a secret, In all of the 5 visits to KTP we have yet to see our first AWC!

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Wonderful :cam: and videos of all the amazing sightings :clap: :clap: .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Thanx all 8)

@ Carol g
Star photography was a new challenge...
Only decide three weeks before we left that I want to try it...

@ gatita
Kitty cats are always lovely no matter what size :wink:

@ billyf
The Lion pic was a 30 second exposure, thank God they did not move :whistle:

@ anne-marie
First time for us as well, to see an AWC north of Nossob :hmz:

@ MM
Thanx :D

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Do both of you have eagle eyes :shock: for sightings... as the AWC was well spotted. :thumbs_up:

I guess we only have eagle eyes when it comes to spotting cats in trees :lol:

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Just the way how my Mom's would look like :thumbs_up:
8) :thumbs_up:

@ lion queen
Thank you!

@ Fotomaljohan
Keeping my fingers crossed that you will be lucky with a AWC sighting on your next trip :wink:

@ barryels
Thanx!

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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09.11.

Our last full day at Grootkolk....
We headed towards Unions End early in the morning...
At first we spotted a Brown Hyena, but far away in the river bed

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A Jackal at Unions End Waterhole

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Sandgrouse rush hour

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On our way back to the camp we spotted Meerkats again, but this time with babies....
We were delighted....

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He did not listen to Mum...

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The rest of the day stayed quiet...
But in the evening the Brown Hyena visited the waterhole again....

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And a night shot of our beloved Grootkolk....
Very pleased with the result ;-)

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Tomorrow we are off to Nossob....
Hard to say goodbye to Grootkolk, but looking forward what lies ahead.

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Caught up again, great report Katy with awesome pics and videos. :clap: :clap: :clap:
What a wonderful meerkat sighting! :thumbs_up:
It's easy to forget time when watching these cute fellows. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Those little meerkats are absolutely adorable! :k
And a brownie to top of the last night at GK. :dance:

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I missed the TR but so glad I found it KDU! Stunning images and video. Francolin that fried potato looks very nice, please courier me a bite :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Hi KDU and Francolin, hope you are both well.

Just love your pictures of the meerkats, so adorable.
Brownie also brilliant,you just don't see enough of them.

Take care wherever you are.

PF & DD.

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The meerkats do have a more than high cuteness factor, Katja :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Another brownie and Grootkolk by night - Sigh :popcorn:


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Katy

So enjoyed the :cam: of the Meerkats they are ever so cute. :clap: :clap:

Then a Brownie to top it off. :mrgreen:

Gorgeous night photo of the tent :thumbs_up:

Thanks for sharing more please :popcorn:

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