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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Ask for his ID.... :lol:

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We came upon these Goshawks with a captured Dik-Kop near Rooiputs during our visit in April:

The captured Dik-Kop.........

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The release.........

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The escape........

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The re-confrontation.......

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The final escape.........

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When the Dik-Kop escaped into the surrounding long grass, the Goshawks simply lost interest and flew away.

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Hi CliveK,

Amazing story and stunning pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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Oh my goodness what a stunning sighting!!! Awesome!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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what a superb interaction CliveK :thumbs_up:
and beautiful pictures :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Very well captured confrontation between the two species CliveK! :clap: :clap:

I feel so sorry for the poor Thick-knee! :(

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Wow! What a terrific sequence :clap: :clap:

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Ostrich harem..........

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Great shot Lion Queen :clap: :clap: These birds can be quite entertaining!!!! Check these shots taken at Samevloeiing during our visit in April:

From the inevitable mud bath....

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Followed by their rendition of "The Drumstick Boogie"......

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Wow Clive stunning photos!! :clap: :clap:

I love ostriches they are so entertaining!!

I do hope there will be some entertainment next month for us.......

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Funny!!!

Gogo girls :D :D :D :D :D :D :clap: :clap: "greatest show on earth"

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"Moulin Rouge"... Paris :lol: :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Awesome sightings and pictures of these lovely Ostriches Lion Queen and CliveK! :clap: :clap:

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CliveK you must have had a lot of fun . good :cam: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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