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 Post subject: Re: Secretary Bird
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:13 pm 
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On our recent trip to a Northern KZN park we came across this wonderful sighting of a Secretary Bird feeding its 2 chicks in the nest.

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 Post subject: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:04 pm 
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I am starting to think that Secretary Birds no longer exist in the Kruger. We will be travelling through the central (southern most point is Talamati) & northern part of the park & would love to know from other forumites where they have spotted this elusive bird.


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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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Hi Ive often seen them on the plains north of satara on the main road north and on the H10 back road between Lower sabie and Tshokwane.
Hope you get to see them .


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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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Saw one at Boyela waterhole to the South of Babalala if that's any help?

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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This one near Phalaborwa about a month ago. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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My one and only - on the edge of a veld fire, between Boyela waterhole and Shingwedzi camp. Presumably waiting for the fleeing snakes and lizards?

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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As above , all the grassy plains of kruger. As well as Nyamundwa dam where a pair frequently nest ,just to the west of the dam.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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I have also seen them next to the Letaba - Mopani road and even at the Kanniedooddam near Shingwedzi.


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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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Saw one just outside Satara in March.

Sadly I couldn't get a pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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As above , all the grassy plains of kruger.


Just keep you eyes open . Last October saw a pair just north of Babalala picknick spot .

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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Location: All over the place!!
Recently on the S90 - North of Satara and between Letaba and Phalaborwa.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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We have seen one recently on the S30, Salitje road.


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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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261209 Early morning +- 10kms north of Letaba on the H1-6

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Ellies being herded by a secretary bird!

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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Between Satara and Olifants from the tar road
And near croc bridge
Both during march

Never missed out on secretary bird in the Satara area :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?
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Two adult birds on the H3 towards Afsaal.....Feb 2010


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