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 Post subject: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Well, we already arrived back home in the beginning of December, but life has been a bit hectic since then, so I start our annual Kalahari Trip Report a bit latish...

We arrive at TR late afternoon on the 4th of November.
We checked in very quickly, were greeted by familiar faces at the gate and soon move into our "home" for the next two night.
It was hot and as soon as we started for our afternoon drive we, discovered that the Nossob looked incredibly dry.
It was a quiet drive, but we did not care...... At least we were driving on our beloved Kalahari roads....

Our first sighting a beautiful Giant-eagle Owl sitting regally in a tree close to the road.

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We drove up till Leeuwdril and then returned back to the camp.
On the way back we spotted a Double-banded Courser, unfortunately the light was already pretty bad...

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For the evening we had a reservation for the restaurant.
When we arrived we were surprised that the restaurant was dark.....
Then we discovered that the restaurant had moved to the Ladies Bar, due to renovations of the old restaurant. Phew!
We had a delicious meal and later enjoyed to sit outside our cottage, listening to the sounds of the Kalahari.

YES!
We are back and looking forward to spend the next couple of weeks in this special place...

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Looking forward to this trip report.


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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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yes :thumbs_up: a new TR from Kdu and Francolin :dance:

with a super nice start a Double-banded Courser :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Great start :thumbs_up:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Can't wait for the next episode Katydownunder and Francolin! Great start! :clap: :clap:

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

Ready for a lot more!!

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In the bus with :popcorn: to enjoy another katydownunder trip :dance: :dance: .

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8) Ready and waiting to experience it all with you. :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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Thanx all for your great comments 8)
This years trip was relatively quiet, in fact we had some really quiet days , but even so the Kalahari never disappoints.
It is just the most amazing place to be :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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05.11.

Well, we started early this morning :D

First sighting a wonderful Pygmy Falcon

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Later a cape Fox, but into the riverbed

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We saw many Ostriches.....
This one had just ended a dustbath

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A Kori Bustard at one of the waterholes
See the first greens in the Auob riverbed?

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We had passed Monro waterhole, when we spotted this beautiful Juv. Martial Eagle in a tree

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We already prearranged a meeting with Katja B at Auchterlonie and by the time we arrived we were very surprised, that she was talking to Jacliz and SO and a little later we were joined by Peregrine Falcon and Dassiedelight.....
What a wonderful surprise, a Mini Meet all of a sudden....
We chatted away and had a good time.
It was great to meet you all there! 8) 8) 8)

The ride back to TR was quiet and in the afternoon we left for yet another drive....
No sightings except a Heron at the TR waterhole, just shortly before we were back to the camp.

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This was our last night at TR, tomorrow we were heading towards Grootkolk, for the next 4 nights.... :dance:

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A lovely mini meet!! Great to have those in KTP!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

Even those REALLY quiet days usually have a surprise or two....... :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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A new TR on KTP :D
I'm on board

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 Post subject: Re: Thirstland Trip- KDU & Francolin at KTP/ November 2013
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A new KTP report from Kdu and Francolin. :)
I'm on board. :popcorn:
Great start. :thumbs_up:


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As always a pleasure, Katy :thumbs_up:

Although maybe quiet to be there is simply the best and at least the first picture is an owl so these magnets did work already well :tongue:


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Wonderful birdie sightings :clap: :clap: .

Stunning Pigmy falcon pic Katy :dance: :dance: .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:

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