I am so :mrgreen: :mrgreen: with envy. Enjoy every minute Johan. My :big_eyes: will stay fixed :popcorn: on this thread for every little bit of news and sightings you can bring us.
I'll try and post something every day... as long as there is 3G coverage. I expect to run into a few dead spots, especially around the end of the trip during our stay at Balule.
Glad you found your 1st yellow ribbon of the day! Are you flying your yellow ribbon?
I wasn't at the time as this encounter happened on the way in. Hope to catch up to a few more. So far my routes have been mostly on secluded roads and I have not experienced much traffic.
Good luck with spotting those (common) rarities. I once saw Cape wagtails at a guesthouse in White River, so I guess it should also be possible to see them in KNP?
Thanks arks. Of course it is possible. Some other 'mites luckier than me have seen them inside as well.
You stand a real chance of taking this years Woody challenge JvR!
Well, so far nothing! In the past I heard and saw my first Woodies around 2 and 4 November already. Will post the moment they let me know they are back...
Wow! You don't play around Johan!
The trip list has reached 125 after my circuits of the camp perimeter this morning. The new birds were southern boubou, golden-tailed woodpecker, southern masked-weaver (I was wondering what happened to these usually common birds...), and scralet-chested sunbird.
I hope you took lots of pictures of the Purple-crested Turaco! They are so stunning! I haven't seen one yet!
Not yet, Hilda. As I said, the light has been pretty awful yesterday and it is heavily overcast this morning again, so, photographs are not flowing onto the image collector...
We were too early for the Raptors this year! Glad you saw a few!
All the raptors I saw are year-round residents, except for the hobby and Steppe that I saw yesterday...
I'm reading too.
Agree about the purple-crested Turaco, one of my highlights of my trip around the Rhino trail last year.
Happy travelling - are you going to get to Lake Panic?
Welcome to the Balule Bash, saraf. No visit to any camp is complete without having do the in-camp walks.
You always get stuff you would not otherwise have seen. I must remember to post a pic of the brown-hooded kingfisher with scorpion...
The touracos are around, calling constantly and I am still hopeful of catching an image for the forum.
Lake Panic is not on my itinerary this time. I love that place dearly, but in planning with my 'wish list' in mind, I had to give it a miss seeing that it is an unlikely contributor...
Seems like you are having a great trip. See you ticked your black Ducks in KNP So many birds that I still have to tick and I'm sitting at home
You don't have, you know... We are still looking for two 'mites to fill the two BB beds...
You are right about the ducks! Plus one!
I'm going to give the touracos a try... the sun has momentarily managed to smile on Berg en Dal...