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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby picnic » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:26 pm

:D Very nice sightings AG. :thumbs_up: Spots starting to appear in the form of a genet, only a matter of time now. :whistle:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Pumbaa » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:39 pm

Love the many spotted eagle owls you have got so close :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:50 am

Morning all
The night starts of with scrub hare and on the other side of Kukurasiep a family group of klipspringers.
In the area of Oranjekom waterhole there was also a family group of Hartmann zebra's with a foal and driving up the Black Ridges a red rock rabbit close to the road.
On the other side we found red hartebees and gemsbok together.

On my way back gemsbok and springbok again and then a aardwolf more or less in the area that we have found the klipspringers.
Another gemsbok close to the restcamp.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:10 am

I'm still struggling to get over the stunning sighting in "short visit to Augrabies"!!!........ :D

And back is the aardwolf!!!............... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:05 am

Morning all
Eland last night close to the restcamp,one of them came walking up to us and realise that it's the wrong direction.
Spotted eagle owl close to the low water bridge followed by scrub hare and a pair of klipspringers on the other side of Kukurasiep.
More eland in the area of Oranjekom waterhole and a family group of klipspringers as well.
Red hartebees in front of the Black Ridges on my way back and a gemsbok lying down close to the road in the area of Moonrock.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:37 am

No aardwolf???? :hmz: But then you did talk about drag marks seen by a guest......maybe he went and called a bigger spotted one??? :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:29 am

Well I did went out to see if I could find any marks but nothing,walk for a bit, find porcupine den instead have never seen so much porcupine droppings,this was on my way following these,also find red rock rabbit,a little bit disturbance cause it to run away.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:03 am

Morning all
Genet close to the restcamp last night, run across the road and following a reed bed, sniffing the ground for a good distance.
Aardwolf in the area of Moonrock with scrub hare following.
In the area of Oranjekom waterhole we found the Hartmann zebra mare with her foal and in front of the Black Ridges a Red hartebees.Klipspringers and a small herd of gemsbok scattered on the other side of the fountain and a small herd of springbok in the area of Holombacht.

On my way back giraffes close to the Black Ridges and 2 porcupines about 20meters from the road, talk about good timing :D and a red rock rabbit also close to the road in the area of Moonrock.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:21 am

And the Aardwolf is back!!!........... :clap: :clap: :clap:

And just for the fun two porcupines!!!! What more could you ask for??? :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:19 am

Morning all
Spotted eagle owl close to the restcamp and klipspringers on the other side of Kukurasiep.
Genet at the Black Ridges and gemsbok at fonteintjie.

On my way back red rock rabbit close to the road at the Black Ridges and the same klipspringers this time also closer to the road.
Porcupine more or less in the same area as the previous night and giraffe in Kukurasiep dry river bed.

No scrub hare for the first time!

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:57 am

Morning all
Spotted eagle owl and klipspringers close to camp with Hartmann zebra's in the area of Oranjekom waterhole.
On my way back gemsbok and red rock rabbit at the Black Ridges.
Giraffe at Kukurasiep dry river bed.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:58 am

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Caracal » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:01 pm

It seems a night drive is on the cards during my visit !!!! :)

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:59 am

Morning all
Spotted eagle owl sitting on a rock bed on the other side of the low water bridge and the lights must have been attracted some insects as it flew to something,pic it up and flew off.
Giraffes and klipspringers close to Moonrock and at Kukurasiep dry river bed another spotted eagle owl sitting and waiting for prey as it was sitting close to a pool of water in the road.
A bit further on we came across 2 porupines forraging away from the road :D .
A small herd of Hartmann zebra's close to Oranjekom waterhole and Red rock rabbit at the Black Ridges, overall,lots of scrub hare.

On my way back gemsbok in fonteintjie area.
Now there was also a forumite last night with me on the drive,LizF was doing the spotting on the otherside and in same area where we have the porcupine sighting she spotted a aardwolf :D .
Another quick sighting of another porcupine at kukurasiep dry river bed.
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:02 am

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Wonderful sightings!!! What a stunning drive filled with surprises!!!
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