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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:39 pm 
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I hear what you're saying BB, and if I lived in Cape Town I would have definitely rushed off to go and see it!


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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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OK, I dont know the birding forum, but just a few pics, one day at Sable 28 January 2010. Might as well start here. :thumbs_up:

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Juvi Collared Praticole??????

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Front was White, with Black specles.?????

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Front was brownish, lotsa specles on the top part.

Help?


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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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Scipio, DD won't be able to help you here as he can't use Photoshop... :lol:

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Juvi Collared Praticole?????? - :thumbs_up:

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Front was White, with Black specles.????? - you are joking right? :twisted:
On a serious note, if the spots was on the throat it's a Levaillant's Cuckoo


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Wood Sandpiper


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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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:thumbs_up: Will get better pics loaded. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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Scipio wrote:
OK, I dont know the birding forum, .........

:shock: :roll:

Seeing that it's been confirmed that you still don't have a pic of a Pels, you better post your birds in the ID threads for help. :twisted:
Check the stickies in the Bird Forum Index. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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Any recent sighting of the elusive Pels Fishing Owl?


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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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On Monday 26 Nov (last week) I took these pics along the Olifants River while on the Balule Bash Wildkyker.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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Hi Bush Baptist. Thanx for the reply and what a sighting. Well done.
Ok firstly what is a Balule Bash? Please share, I am heading for Balule early January. I have to try and find him.


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Balule Bash, see here.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: BB not fair :cry:

I still need to see my first. I have heard them but was never able to find them........

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Life is not fair NetEk, but if you drive the river road opposite Balule downstream, check all the trees on the opposite bank between 1 & 2 km down from the low water bridge and you could well be in luck. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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Bush Baptist.
Am I correct when I say we have to narrow our search to the Balule side of the Olifants,1-2km downstream
of the low level bridge while driving on the S91?

How did you manage the angle on the second photo across the river? It looks like you stood
under the tree?

Sorry for asking so much questions, but just like NetEk and surely many others
we really want to see this elusive bird.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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Wildkyker wrote:
Bush Baptist.
Am I correct when I say we have to narrow our search to the Balule side of the Olifants,1-2km downstream
of the low level bridge while driving on the S91?

How did you manage the angle on the second photo across the river? It looks like you stood
under the tree?

Sorry for asking so much questions, but just like NetEk and surely many others
we really want to see this elusive bird.


I was with Bush Baptist when he took these pics. We were indeed standing below the tree. The 2 owls did a flyby as well but my pic are out of focus. As a part of the bash we walked from Balule to the known area where the owls sometimes roost. With the floods a lot off their habitat was washed away. It was an amazing sight. My first Pel's :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?
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No problem Wildkyker & NetEk.

As Sky said, we walked from Balule, down river. My 3rd Pel's sighting.

I'm sure that if you organized a walk from Olifants you could do it as well, as long as there were enough of you and they were all in agreement as to going there.

I estimate that we walked between 1 & 2 km down the southern bank of the Olifants downstream to the group of large trees on the bank, which were still there.

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