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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby hilda » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:20 pm

Great sightings AG! The Spotted Eagle Owl not an everyday sighting! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby barryels » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:16 pm

Thanks for reporting on all the awesome sightings in Augrabies AG :clap: :clap: .
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:59 am

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3 Pairs of Klipspringers!!!...........not long and we'll see 3 Families of klipspringers!!!....... :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:31 am

Morning all
After 47mm of rainfall, there is a drop in temperatures, and what a nice cool way of doing a night drive in such lovely weather,looking forward to the colder months.

2 Family groups of klipspringers, several red rock rabbits and scrub hares.
We found Hartmann zebra's on 2 separate occasions, a herd of springbok with 1 male really in the mating game.
Nice sighting of a gemsbok bull a bit on the lower side in a gully with us looking from above.
Spotted eagle owl and night jar as well.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:29 am

A very nice variety of sightings!!!............. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby hilda » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:32 am

Glad it is not so hot anymore Augrabies Guru! Great sightings too! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby threedogs » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:16 pm

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait! Thanks for continuing to report all your sightings! :)
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:43 am

Morning all.
Spotted eagle owl sitting on a branch and then flew over the road just to sit on another, after which it finally flew off into the dark. We found a herd of eland in the area of Moonrock and then scrub hare as usual.

Close to Oranjekom waterhole there was a herd of springbok with 2 males fighting,very silent and the distance was about 200m or more, and we could still hear the impact as they were clashing horns.Hartmann zebra's close as well as giraffes.

A quick sighting of red rock rabbit at the Black Ridges and on my way back another Hartmann zebra stallion which seems to be injured.
At the end of the drive 2 porcupines.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:47 am

Wow...... :big_eyes: :clap: :dance: :big_eyes: :clap: :dance: :big_eyes: :clap: :dance: ......2 porcupines!!!

Do hope the stallion recovers soon..... :pray:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby hilda » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:02 pm

Great variety of sightings Augrabies Guru! :clap: :clap: I also hope the Zebra recovers soon! :thumbs_up:

I would love to see Eland at Moonrock! And the two Porcupines was a very special sighting! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Pumbaa » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:07 pm

WoW AG,

even two porcupines :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:40 am

Morning all
Last night sightings

Spotted eagle owls
Genet
Scrub hare

Steenbok
Klipspringer
Springbok
Gemsbok

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby hilda » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:08 pm

Great sightings again AG! Especially the Genet and Eagle Owls! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:44 am

Morning all
Last night sightings

Spotted eagle owl
Red rock rabbits
Scrub hares

Klipspringers
Gemsbok
Hartmann zebra's

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:06 am

Nice variety AG..... :clap: :clap: :clap:

Are there certain species that's more common in cold weather?
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