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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:37 pm

This family, count varied but over 20 chicks, intrigued us and we saw them almost every drive for the rest of our stay.

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:01 am

A first for us...could not make out what this was in the far distance.
Then realised it was a Kori Bustard on display

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:06 am

The chalet was everything we had expected.....aircon on, we went on an afternoon drive..

This bunch of young BEF were enjoying the wet road, untill we disturbed them

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Apologies pics through windscreen and hurried..

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:10 am

Back lit, silhouette vultures

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Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:12 am

And then another group of BEFs

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A bit scraggly looking

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:19 am

Our family again...(24 chicks in this pic) {26 in another with possibility of there being 27}

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and they came closer and closer

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:25 pm

17 Feb 2011
Mata Mata day trip produced mainly birds

some taking baths

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some just getting their claws wet

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juv BCSE and others seemed to enjoy the large puddles at the loop entrances

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:29 pm

There were many wattled starlings around...

this one was 'king'

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SB trying to drown itself?

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:30 pm

Kamqua was very busy

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then a STOP.......

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:33 pm

another first

a snake in tree...on top of a branch

reversed and could not see it.... until SO spotted it underneath

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Cape Cobra I assume...

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:34 pm

STBE with kill

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:42 pm

The falcons were gathered together, filling trees, filling the sky...???
Must have been lots of food around??

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:43 pm

While trying to get pics of wattled ones ...

something different


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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:00 pm

sorry some more of the same on the way back up

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:01 pm

Some lazy fellows

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