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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
Unread postPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 1:18 pm 
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Thanks wanderw :)

The aardwolf was next to the tar road between the entrance gate and the camp :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Thanks! I think the nest is that of a white-browed sparrow-weaver?

I think it may be the nest of scalyfeathered finches? I saw scalyfeathered finches with nests like this in KTP.


@ Arks :) Please look at the "Identify Birds: General" for Rusty Justy's take on it - rather interesting!

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Nice pics BF, a park im yet to go too....looks quite good for photographic opportunities! Would like to get one of a Vaalie like that!

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Our Creator has blessed us with this very precious MZNP. :D

I will try to post the pics next week when I'm back in town. List of animals positively identified on day ONE:
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blesbok
ostrich
pale chanting goshawk
gemsbok
springbok
secretary bird
bergkwagga
aardwolf :thumbs_up: :cam:
brown hyena :thumbs_up:
ground squirrel
meerkat
baboon
vervet monkey
steenbok
kudu
mountain reedbuck

today we leave MZNP at 12h00. Can't wait to hit the road :dance: :slap:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Can you tell that Aardwolf to stick around till I get there in December :pray:
Did any of you see it stalking a termite ?

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Haupie,
Where did you see brown hyena? You're very lucky :mrgreen: as even the rangers rarely see them.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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on Sunday morning the drive from camp towards the gate was VERY rewarding:
Black Rhino family (2 adults and youngster) :D
herd of 31 Buffalo (7 youngsters) :)
mommy cheetah and 3 cubs :clap: :dance: (my first cheetah sighting in the wild since 1995)
and gemsbok, springbok, squirrel, meerkat, kudu, lots of birds

the abundance of game in this park is just amazing! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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hey, forestgump, i'm sure they'll be there in December. saw 3 different ones.all were scratching around in the grass, but no visible termite mansions in sight.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Had some great sightings in MZNP :D , but missed out on the brownie.(@Haupie - totally :mrgreen: )

@forestgump - try a night drive in December to see Aardwolf. (I've been told that in summer months the termites are active at night, whereas in winter the termites are active in the daylight, hence the aardwolf sightings.)

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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I've just been to MZNP and am going back for a few days on Wednesday so will post some pics then!! Here is one of a little Cape Mountain Zebra...

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Hi all MZNP lovers, thanks for all the beautiful pictures! We cannot wait to go back to MZNP next month and we can only hope to have some of the sightings you had. Last year we were there for the first time, but had only time for a quick drive through the park to see what it was like. It made us decide to stay a bit longer on our way up to KPNP this year!


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Bushfairy - What a magnificent shot of mother and foal...

This shot has knocked me for 6
Dont you just marvel at teh golden light, and teh 'pyjamas'

Excellent photo.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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Thanks NickyG :)

Isn't it just too adorable??!!! I love how it's all "puffy" - it was only 2 degrees when we had this sighting early on sunday morning!! Had amazing sightings - but no cheetah!! But I love watching the smaller creatures!!

I took these of a few ground squirrels going about their daily business (I have already posted these under "ground squirrel"

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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I need to book into a rehabilitation clinic. I think I have overdosed on some classy pictures. The second one looks like its been taken right out a publication....how brilliant is that?!

Thanx for these pics, I love them to bits.

Nick
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P.S. excellent depth of field as well..these little critters are soooo difficult to get near to.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals
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lovely, lovely, lovely... :clap: :clap: :clap:

Beautiful pictures. :D .

I must tell you that my greatest sadness about Mount Zebra was about missed opportunities. I ended up in the Park with no battery and no memory :cry: :cry: :cry: that is another story.

as I was leaving I spotted a Meercat family of about 16 members... they were about 20 metres from my car.. it sounds like the fisher man who caught a really beeeggg fishhh

I just wish that I could have done the park more justice.

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