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Unread postby wilmaw » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:29 pm

Afsaal Scops is still there. At one point (late 2005 or early 2006, can't remember), there were 2 there... mating season?

Recently (August?) 2 were pointed out to us at the Muzandzeni picnic spot (sw of Satara). Apparently they're "locals" there.

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Unread postby Elsa » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:23 pm

The "Afsaal" Scops was posing so beautifully for us last month, and causing much interest among all who were there. :D

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Unread postby Boulder » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:39 pm

Elsa we went to Afsaal especially to take the Scops.... I arrived all excited with Tripod Flash etc only to be told by staff that they were not there that day.....!!!
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Unread postby katydownunder » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:05 pm

Wonderful CR 8)

They are amazing and so small :D

We saw them ( like many forumites at Afsaal) in November 2005, November last year we have not been lucky . We looked for them , but were not able to discover them in the trees. :?

So these are pics taken in 2005 at Afsaal:
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:19 pm

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Unread postby Impisi08 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:20 pm

In Satara:

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Unread postby wildheart » Sun May 06, 2007 12:14 pm

At Satara Jan 07.

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Unread postby lastpride » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:49 pm

We saw this little one at Satara reception in Jan 08.

Poor thing has a poorly eye

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Unread postby wilmaw » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:15 pm

:cry: on 27th Jan the Afsaal scopsie wasn't there. The ladies at the coffee/beer kiosk said it left about 2 weeks prior to that.

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Re: Owl: African Scops

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:27 pm

This fellow and his SO was in the camping grounds at Satara - August 2008:
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Re: Owl: African Scops

Unread postby wilmaw » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:36 pm

On 4 Aug 08 (and before that) the Scops at Afsaal was there again (I guess (s)he was just on holiday in January :lol: )

There is also a resident Scops at Muzandzeni picnic spot (on S36 near Satara). Ask the groundskeeper to point it out to you :pray:

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Re: Owl: African Scops

Unread postby Freda » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:56 pm

Amazing little birds, saw this one sleeping in Tzendse camp on the 21st Oct :D
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Re: Owl: African Scops

Unread postby wilmaw » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:41 am

Great photo ... looks like he's sitting on one leg?

We also heard them all through the night at Talamati (Aug). But couldn't get a visual in the high trees :(

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Re: Owl: African Scops

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:27 pm

Only even seen the Afsaal and Satara Reception Scops :D Really want to spot my own one day, without the aid of arrows, signs, and gawking tourists :lol:
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Re: Owl: African Scops

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