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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

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

Mud treatment for this BCSE

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:06 pm

Water, water, water every where...

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:08 pm

Only our 3rd lion sighting...

perhaps Bad mouth?

he stayed in the area 14th loop?, for a couple of days

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Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:12 pm

and a very sad sighting.....a dead lion in the tree at Craig Lockhardt entrance,
it had been there for a couple of days. After reporting it to reception at Mata Mata it was soon gone.

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:23 pm

That evening a patroller came by.
The only spottie we saw on the entire trip, came bye a couple of evenings

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A bit later in the evening , shone torch, and there it was lying, just like one of our Rotties......

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby Wannabe Nerd » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:14 am

I think it is a Cardinal Woodpecker :D
Being in the Kalahari is like making your heartbeat whole again

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:15 pm

18 Feb 2011
Mata Mata tv and aircon day.....ie no car day.

The next day when checking the sightings board realised that we chose the wrong day to relax...the board was full :evil: :twisted: :evil:

We had been told that a caracal had been coming to the new wh each evening.

I had staked it out for a couple of evenings but it did not reappear.

A little herd came to drink in the evening.....notice the lush green grass

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a moon rise

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:21 pm

19 Feb 2011
Mata Mata day trip

On one of the loops
two little wet BEFs

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:24 pm

An owl keeping to the shade..framed by the little branches

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:26 pm

A SB provided some action....

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:29 pm

And then one of the highlights of the trip.....

saw a hint of it a few days before....

this time no mistaking....

KB in Full Display.....



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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:33 pm

STBE group sitting on wrong side of road .... light

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But GB obliged

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And this is how the corrugations are caused...spinning propellants

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:50 pm

3rd attempt....

Our family suddenly got very upset

A flock of Abdims came flying towards them

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

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Re: KTP February 2011, RichardJ's highlights

Unread postby RichardJ » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:55 pm

The chicks gathered into a tight bunch around dad's legs

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