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PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP. Oct. '13

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Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:19 pm

At Auchterlonie picnic site we met up with Katja, Jacliz and Jeff, Katydownunder and Francolin.

A Bateleur (juvenile) flew over.
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We chatted until 2.15pm and then were back in camp at 2.30pm. We decided to have a long rest today as it was very hot at 36° and we needed to digest our mornings sightings!

A skink in PFs sandals.
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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:24 pm

At 6.30pm we left camp for a brief drive. There was now a huge bank of cloud so maybe a storm brewing.
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At Auchterlonie waterhole there was a Tawny Eagle at the water
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and another on the grass picking at the remains of something.
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Martial Eagle (juv).
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We were back in camp at 7.30pm.The clouds were dark and there was lightning in the distance.

We spent the evening with Jacliz and Jeff having a good old chat and toasting our second Leopard sighting!
A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:11 pm

WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

A rather dramatic sunrise at KK.
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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:16 pm

We were out of camp at 5.30am this morning.

The sky changed by the minute so I was unable to resist taking more photos.
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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:20 pm

We took the main road north.

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A single Springbok in the valley in beautiful light.
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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:32 pm

We found a Cheetah walking along the riverbed when suddenly she went into hunting mode but it was a bit half hearted and the Springbok were quicker!

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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:39 pm

So having given up on breakfast for now she decided to pose nicely for us.

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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:21 pm

Further on at Montrose waterhole there was a BBJ in a hurry.
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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:23 pm

There were also lots of Springbok with young. Not that way bokkies there is a hungry cheetah waiting!
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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

---------------------------------------
SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:00 pm

A little further on we at last found a pack of Spotted Hyena - six of them.
They were finishing off their breakfast and were covered in blood.
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They started walking along the riverbed so we followed them for a while.
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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

---------------------------------------
SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:04 pm

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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

---------------------------------------
SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:08 pm

One of the youngsters came over towards us a couple of times but we kept moving as we didn’t want our tyres chewed.
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We decided to drive on a bit and try to find them again on the way back.
We stopped at Kamqua picnic site at 7.00am for a comfort break and then headed back south.
A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

---------------------------------------
SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:13 pm

At Rooibrak waterhole the Hyenas were just arriving.
The lead one arrived and sat in the water.
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The others eventually arrived.
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The second one seemed to consider he didn’t need a wash after all so carried on past!
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The third one just had a drink. The other three hyenas were no longer in sight.

So we carried on southwards.
A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

---------------------------------------
SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:22 pm

Further along the road we found two Spotted Thick-knees (Dikkop).
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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

---------------------------------------
SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba

Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 474
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:28 pm

Next up another Cheetah or maybe the same one we had seen earlier. If so then she had successfully hunted after all. So another bloodied face.
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A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

---------------------------------------
SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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