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Addo: Sightings 2012

Unread postby Touareg » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:14 am

I last visited Addo for the first time in October 2010, so when the opportunity presented it self to be in Port Elizabeth for a 2 day meeting it was time for another visit. I flew in on Saturday morning, entered through the Colchester gate and stayed the Saturday in the forest cabins. I eventually had to leave by Sunday afternoon and made my way back to PE. The Saturday turned out to be over cast and the light was a real challenge at times. Sunday was a perfect day on many levels. Here is a series of images I took over the 2 days.

A number of female Amur Falcons were hunting mid air over open grassland.

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Mother and child :D

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A Black Harrier in the grass.

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Cape Longclaw taking a bath in a puddle next to the road.

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This Bokmakierie was drying out after a brief downpour.

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This Red-backed shrike gave me the run-around for most of th morning, but I eventually found one that was obliging :thumbs_up:

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A Southern Boubou sitting in the wet grass.

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A clan of Meerkat near Hapoor dam.

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I'll leave it here for a while until we get a page turn again......tbc
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:20 am

Touareg :D that Falcon shot is spectacular :thumbs_up:

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I am so pleased to see that we are about to be treated to some of your lovely images in Addo. 8)

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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Lionspoon » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:22 am

Toureg! :dance: Just in time before I get on my way to Addo!
Wonderful pictures! :clap: :clap: :clap:

And I have to admit that I didn't know there were meerkats in Addo. :redface:
I don't think I have ever seen anybody else reporting them in their TR from Addo.
So I conclude they are not easily spotted. :hmz:
But I sure hope I should be so lucky to get to see them as well. :mrgreen:

Hope the page will turn before Friday so that I can enjoy another episode. 8)
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby RonnieL » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:44 am

WOW lovely sightings you had :clap: :dance:
Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:59 am

wow superb ! :clap:
just discovered this thread now :redface:

I'm highly interested :gflower:
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:16 pm

Great pics again :clap: :clap: :clap:

LS we did not see any meerkats during our Feb visit.....so must be rare....saw big cats a couple of times...

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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Heksie » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:20 pm

Very nice pics-everything so clear :clap: :dance:
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Salva » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:22 pm

Great pics :D
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Gwave » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:36 pm

Superb photos, Toureg!

Meerkat is not uncommon in Addo, particularly in the Main Camp section. On my trips I have seen them more often than not, but definitely not always. Entertaining creatures to observe.

Looking forward to a few more photos.

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Unread postby Radman » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:43 pm

:popcorn: :popcorn: gr8 :cam:
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Touareg » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:30 pm

Bump! :)

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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Lionspoon » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:43 pm

I like that bump! :D
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Touareg » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:12 pm

Ok so this is going to take forever. Forgive me, but I will post a few more pics as I am packing tomorrow night for KTP so need to finish this now.

Speckled Mouse bird.

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Hyena on his way to Hapoor dam. There were 3 of them who came to drink and them move on.

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Male South African Shelduck at Hapoor.

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Mongoose with cut lip.

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Ok ...lets have one more page turn. Too many pics still to paste on this page.....
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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:32 pm

Lovely pics, Touareg!

In winter, on cold mornings, many birds huddle on the shrubs next to the road, making easy models for photography.

Lionspoon, meerkat are seen quite often at Addo. Two favourite areas are 1) Around Woodlands waterhole -- I have seen them on the circular loop just east of the waterhole, before it branches off towards Carol's Rest; the other time they have been about 1 km from Woodlands on the first left loop towards Domkrag waterhole.. 2) There is usually a group around Hapoor waterhole. I often see them at the junction when you turn left on the dirt road back towards Spekboom waterhole, still within sight of Hapoor waterhole, on your right.

Hope you are lucky!

Touareg, enjoy the KTP!

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Re: Touareg's Addo experience

Unread postby Lionspoon » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:37 pm

Friedrich, thanks for that sound advice! Duly noted. :thumbs_up:

Touareg, I for one am very happy that you won't have much time
to post more tomorrow. Like that I get to enjoy more of your Addo photos!
Great stuff again. :clap:
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