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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
Unread postPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:48 pm 
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There is no 'unrespectable' number UKB.

Just a celebration of Kruger birding :thumbs_up:

BTW, I am on 95 in the UK and maybe break a hundred later this month.

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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 11:08 am 
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446 johnd
435 Oryx
400

343 Brenden
342 Johan van Rensburg
332 francoisd
324 Skopsie
305 JoelR
302 Ladybirder
301 pantera leo
300 Wildtuinman
300

297 WildThing
290 Leonie2
286 Batmad
286 Richman
285 DotDan
281 Bahamut
267 Eugene123
260 MattAxel
257 Manovo-Gounda
243 Malles
238 UKBadger
219 Bush Baptist
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
206 davejenny
200

199 PNF
170 huntsman
167 Rooies
163 Crested Val
100

31 rusky

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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
Unread postPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:55 am 
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Hi, an interesting little thread! My list is currently on 446...unfortunately still no Pennant-winged Nightjar, Kruger bogey bird of note!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
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Just found this...........will get my list out and sort our my "just Kruger" sightings!!
Back later. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
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Up to 313. Added Cape Wagtail & White-backed Duck at Leeupan and African Goshawk & Lesser Swamp-Warbler at Skukuza. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Wow JoelR, those two records for leeupan are brilliant, haven't seen White-backed Duck in Kruger before, do you mind sharing a bit about the sighting, I'm gona be there in about 10 days time. Was it just one individual?


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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
Unread postPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:37 am 
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Hi johnd. It was a group of about 10 wb ducks, with one wf duck nearby for comparison. They were continuously feeding by diving under for brief moments. Back home I looked on the SABAP2-distribution and realized how rare they are in Kruger, but at the time I didn't bother to take a pic because the light was bad...

Regarding your visit in about 10 days time: I saw the wb ducks on 12/5, but couldn't find them again two days later. The Cape Wagtails (2) I only saw during my second visit.

I did consider that I maybe mis-IDd the ducks due to the bad light, but I can't see how birds of that small size, with their typical 'low-to-the-water-floating' appearance and diving behaviour could be anything else. There were also plenty juvenile wf ducks around to compare. Any other duck that fits this description in your experiences, johnd?


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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
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Nah, that sounds pretty much spot on for White-backed Duck, there's not too many other birds to confuse them with, especially in Kruger so all there is to do now is cross fingers and toes and hope they stick about. The Tshokwane region has quite a few small water bodies so birds do move around there a lot, maybe I'll be lucky and they'll return. Will check for the Wagtail also, very good KNP bird!
Thanks for the info JoelR, much appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
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Let me know if you find the ducks or the wagtails. There was a hungry looking African Harrier-Hawk prowling along the water edge so let's hope it doesn't have the wagtails for breakfast.


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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
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Hi all.
Did a quick check and saw that I've got 278 :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
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446 johnd
435 Oryx
400

343 Brenden
342 Johan van Rensburg
332 francoisd
324 Skopsie
313 JoelR
302 Ladybirder
301 pantera leo
300 Wildtuinman
300

297 WildThing
290 Leonie2
286 Batmad
286 Richman
285 DotDan
281 Bahamut
278 Roan
267 Eugene123
260 MattAxel
257 Manovo-Gounda
243 Malles
238 UKBadger
219 Bush Baptist
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
206 davejenny
200

199 PNF
170 huntsman
167 Rooies
163 Crested Val
100

31 rusky

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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
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Location: Chasing down the rarities
446 johnd
435 Oryx
400

343 Brenden
342 Johan van Rensburg
332 francoisd
324 Skopsie
313 JoelR
302 Ladybirder
301 pantera leo
300 Wildtuinman
300

297 WildThing
290 Leonie2
286 Batmad
286 Richman
285 DotDan
281 Bahamut
278 Roan
267 Eugene123
260 MattAxel
257 Manovo-Gounda
243 Malles
238 UKBadger
219 Bush Baptist
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
206 davejenny
205 PNF
200

170 huntsman
167 Rooies
163 Crested Val
100

31 rusky

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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
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There are some serious good lists here for Kruger. I always thought that the mid 300's is a super total. Going into the 400's is just hardcore! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Your Kruger List
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Please update my total to 288.

Some couch ticks while sorting through photo's White-Browed Scrub-Robin, Stonechat and Glossy Ibis.


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