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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:17 pm 
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Bushbuddies,

Great start with stunning :cam: :clap: :clap: looking forward to see it all. 8)

Love the "floral dress" KTP displayed all in your honour. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Stunning start already, Bushbuddies,

especially the welcome commitee is my favourite :thumbs_up:

Lovely flowers and scenery and quite a scary looking cloud :hmz:

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Another TR by bushbuddies. Looking forward to sharing in your green adventure.


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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Hi Bushbuddies

Great start and looking forward to more. :popcorn:
Love the Scaly-feathered Finch. :D

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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what a nice welcome committee :dance: :dance:

I would love to experience a thunderstorm in KTP. That must be terrific.

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:
Bushbuddies,

Great start with stunning :cam: :clap: :clap: looking forward to see it all. 8)

Love the "floral dress" KTP displayed all in your honour. :dance:

:popcorn:


Always a pleasure to have you on board, Trrp-trrrrrrr! Some more floral dresses to be displayed during this TR... :gflower:

Pumbaa wrote:
Stunning start already, Bushbuddies,

especially the welcome commitee is my favourite :thumbs_up:

Lovely flowers and scenery and quite a scary looking cloud :hmz:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:


Thanks, Pumbaa old friend, yes - don't you just love it when you enter a park, and you see all those animals for the first time again...! :D

SurfCindy wrote:
Another TR by bushbuddies. Looking forward to sharing in your green adventure.


Thanks for joining in again SurfCindy! :thumbs_up: Hope you'll enjoy surfing the Kgalagadi dunes with me! :tongue:

DASSIEDELIGHT wrote:
Hi Bushbuddies

Great start and looking forward to more. :popcorn:
Love the Scaly-feathered Finch. :D

Regards,
DASSIEDELIGHT


Good to have you on board, DASSIEDELIGHT! :thumbs_up: We really saw a lot of Scaly-feathered Finches around. The previous time we went to KTP, I did not tick off a single one! :shock: Maybe I was just not looking properly... :redface:

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what a nice welcome committee :dance: :dance:

I would love to experience a thunderstorm in KTP. That must be terrific.


Welcome gatita! :gflower: Well, I think a KTP thunderstorm can be terrific and terrifying all at once. Imagine you are out there on these sandy roads and you can't see a thing from the wind and the rain... :shock: Luckily, we never experienced a terrifying thunderstorm! :D

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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As we left camp, the wind started picking up. Dust was blown in waves across the roads and the veld. It was quite something to see. Unfortunately it also made sightings and photography more challenging...

Nevertheless, we still managed to get our first owl-sighting that afternoon - a Spotted Eagle Owl (Gevlekte Ooruil). Gotta love those yellow eyes... :big_eyes:

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We also managed to see a lot of tortoises on this trip. Big and small. It is so difficult to show on a picture without anything to compare for scale, but this was a real tiny tortoisie... :D

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Our first sighting of an Ashy Tit (Akasiagrysmees): :dance:

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On our 2010-winter trip to KTP, we had a lot of animals on our wishlist. We managed to see quite a few of them - like the Honey Badger, the Bat-eared Fox, and other KTP-specials. But we never saw a Cape Fox, a Meerkat (Suricate) or a Brown Hyena. Special creatures not found in our beloved KNP (who knows, maybe a VHR can find us a Brownie there...), and also haven't seen them so far in KTP... So far... :whistle:

First new animal tick for us for KTP... A beautiful Cape Fox-sighting! :dance:

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A mom with her cub! :D The mom kept on looking in the direction away from us, and was just not interested in looking our way for a photo... :cam: Luckily, Junior was a little more interested in us at times.

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And also interested in some food!

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In the end it only rained a few drops, but the clouds and light gave us a beautiful view of the Kgalagadi...

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We marvelled at the view at Samevloeing, before heading back to camp.

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Fantastic sequence of the Cape Fox family and a stunning rainbow to end the day. WOW :thumbs_up:


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the foxes are adorable :dance: :dance:

what a beautiful rainbow :clap: :clap:

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Bushbuddies,

Stunning Owl :cam: :thumbs_up:

Just adore those little Cape Fox...Mom all at the ready with a meal. :clap: :clap:

Scenery shots are amazing it really is beautiful and green. :dance: Love the rainbow one too. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Pumbaa wrote:
Stunning start already, Bushbuddies,

especially the welcome commitee is my favourite :thumbs_up:

Lovely flowers and scenery and quite a scary looking cloud :hmz:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:


Thanks, Pumbaa old friend, yes - don't you just love it when you enter a park, and you see all those animals for the first time again...! :D

Exactly even the impalas do look as if it is my very first one :tongue:

Love your ashy tit, the cute cape foxes and the spotted eagle owl with the hypnotizing eyes :thumbs_up:


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I just found your awesome trip report Bushbuddies! Beautiful sightings already, and those scenery pictures are just amazing! :clap: :clap:

Beautiful Eagle Owl with those big yellow eyes! And those Cape Foxes are awesome, especially the cute little one! :dance: :dance:

Looking forward to your next episode! :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Oh that baby fox is so adorable!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Hi Bushbuddies :D :D

A bit late but I'm on board now! :thumbs_up:

What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year, in such a magical place :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Your photos are brilliant and make me want to hop on a plane and go there right now!

So pleased you got a Cape fox sighting - with adorable pup 8)

And just loved your stormy sky photos, especially the one of the rainbow :cam:

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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SurfCindy wrote:
Fantastic sequence of the Cape Fox family and a stunning rainbow to end the day. WOW :thumbs_up:


I must say, I do understand why everybody loves the storms in KTP - the lighting, the rainbows, the sun after the storm - all just too beautiful! :D

gatita wrote:
the foxes are adorable :dance: :dance:

what a beautiful rainbow :clap: :clap:


I thought that foxie was adorable too... :D Unfortunately my SO said we couldn't take him home! :slap: :lol:

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:
Bushbuddies,

Stunning Owl :cam: :thumbs_up:

Just adore those little Cape Fox...Mom all at the ready with a meal. :clap: :clap:

Scenery shots are amazing it really is beautiful and green. :dance: Love the rainbow one too. :clap:

:popcorn:


Won't say your in an arid park when you see some of those pics, hey? I really loved seeing the Kgalagadi so green! :D

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Pumbaa wrote:
Stunning start already, Bushbuddies,

especially the welcome commitee is my favourite :thumbs_up:

Lovely flowers and scenery and quite a scary looking cloud :hmz:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:


Thanks, Pumbaa old friend, yes - don't you just love it when you enter a park, and you see all those animals for the first time again...! :D

Exactly even the impalas do look as if it is my very first one :tongue:

Love your ashy tit, the cute cape foxes and the spotted eagle owl with the hypnotizing eyes :thumbs_up:


And if I'm not mistaken, you'll be seeing that first impala again soon... :mrgreen:

hilda wrote:
I just found your awesome trip report Bushbuddies! Beautiful sightings already, and those scenery pictures are just amazing! :clap: :clap:

Beautiful Eagle Owl with those big yellow eyes! And those Cape Foxes are awesome, especially the cute little one! :dance: :dance:

Looking forward to your next episode! :popcorn:


We were really happy finally seeing the Cape Foxes - cute little animals. And come to think of it, it was our first sighting of Spotted Eagle Owl in KTP too! Definitely not our last for this trip... :whistle:

Wild about cats wrote:
Oh that baby fox is so adorable!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:popcorn: :popcorn:


So you are wild about foxes too? :tongue: :lol:

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Hi Bushbuddies :D :D

A bit late but I'm on board now! :thumbs_up:

What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year, in such a magical place :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Your photos are brilliant and make me want to hop on a plane and go there right now!

So pleased you got a Cape fox sighting - with adorable pup 8)

And just loved your stormy sky photos, especially the one of the rainbow :cam:

:popcorn: :popcorn:


Oh please just let the plane stop and pick me up along the way, Melphie - I would go back there at the drop of a hat! :D

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