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Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:39 pm 
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Thanks for allyour input, the river sounds great for bathing, I think we won't need to bother with the sea.
As to Mosquitos we have monsters up here in the North, so nothing new there, we will bring some good repellant.
And we'll ask in the reception about which walking trails to take, hope we get to see a Narina trogon!

And kingfishers, lots of kingfishers.

And Knysna lourie

I can hardly wait!
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Neil,

I've heard Narina Trogon all along the Giant Kingfisher trail. So close at one stage that it actually made the famous hoarse breathing sound whilst I was in the canoe.

I didn't see it thou as it must have been hidden behind some foliage. Later on foot on the trail I did get the glimpse of a second one as it flew into cover after also hearing the hoarse breathing hoot.

Knysna loeries were present, dare I say, ad nauseas, mostly on the half-collared kingfisher trail side of the river.

Be on the lookout for half-collared kingfisher on the river as well. I heard it call a few times. There is also an Olive woodpecker nest on the giant kingfisher trail. It is very easy to see as you pass right by it. Keep your eyes peeled for the dead tree on your right as you walk upstream towards the waterfall right next to the path.

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Knysna loeries were present, dare I say, ad nauseas, mostly on the half-collared kingfisher trail side of the river.


Yes also noticed that.

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