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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:58 pm 
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Thank you Goronta,Pumbaa and Hilda for the comments and views :dance:

judik...special thanks for the comment many miles away from SA...appreciated :D

Great image of the Gabar Goronta :clap: :clap:

Snack for the day....

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Some family Sunday outings:-

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and the Auchterlonie Sentry

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Superb and so adorable, thanks CliveK! :clap: :clap:

The Bateleur family is a very special sighting! :clap: :clap:

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Superb sightings and images ...CliveK :dance: :dance:
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Nice families Clivek The Bateleur large family is stunning :clap: :clap:


Black shouldered kite in KTP in july 2011


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Lovely Family shots!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Great BSK photo......... :clap: :clap: :clap:

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The Bateleur is beautiful
But it is my favourite bird...


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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Love the pose....superb sighting judik :clap: :clap:

Goronta... great image against the beautiful blue sky!!! :clap: :clap:

Sandgrouses on high alert.....

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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It was a great sighting,Jan.
The waterhole we sat at was a good one for bateleurs,secretary birds and tawny eagles
They would get in the waterhole and act like it was a spa!

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Thanks Hilda,Jan van Wyk, Goronto and Lion Queen.

Jan van Wyk - you continue to amaze - your photography is outstanding - thanks

On an overcast day during an early morning drive, we came across this troupe of ballerinas doing their rendition of "Swan Lake" :lol: near Rooiputs. They continued this exhibition for quite a while before bowing out and dispersing into the bushes.

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The Grande Finale

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Who would have thought that you could go watch Swan Lake in Kgalagadi!! :thumbs_up:

Stunning!!!

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superb ballerinas :dance: :clap:

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Stunning! :clap: :clap:

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I've seen Swan Lake numerous times.

I think this may be a rendition of "Dance of the Sugar PLUMP fairy"

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