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Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:54 am

I decided to keep this Topic separate from Augrabies Nightdrive Sightings, as this will be more organized and neater as well as not so confusing.
This morning we have find the giraffes as well as the eland together in the area between Moonrock and Kukurasiep. The eland were a little bit far off.
A young giraffe:
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More of them:
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A herd of springbok were also find in the area of the fonteintjie and a small group of Hartmann zebra's a little bit further,there were also more eland at Holombacht waterhole but a little to far.
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DSC00363 by closed4,

On my way back klipspringers and 3 Kudu bulls were also seen, the guest have not drive into the game area before and normally I will take them to Oranjekom look-out point.
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These baboons were find grooming one the other,very interesting :lol:
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At the end of the drive 2 hamerkop was feeding we have actually spend a while and see how they manage to capture small fish out of the water,other birds include black headed heron and malachite kingfisher.
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Dotty » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:00 pm

Nice topic AG and great photos :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby threedogs » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:46 pm

Thanks so much for the photos. It is really interesting for me to see the views of the landscape as we would like to incorporate a visit to the park in our trip next year :)
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Unread postby p@m » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:13 pm

Great pics AG :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby picnic » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:49 pm

:thumbs_up: AG, thank you for the pics and names of the animals. 8) This way we can learn new things day by day. :lol:
Think I must visit the park soon. :hmz: (Any sign of a leopard yet?)

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Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:23 am

My pleasure all,I enjoy it.
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:51 pm

Luvverly AG! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Pumbaa » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks AG,

especially the view from Oranjekom look out is always giving me goose pimples :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:45 pm

ok, good idea... and nice photos... but there is Baboons :lol:
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:18 am

Giraffes were find again on two separate occasions this morning,3 of them in the area of kukurasiep and about 5 of them with 2 youngsters in the area of Oranjekom waterhole.
Lot of dassies sun basking as well as a Dassie rat sitting on top of a rock boulder.
A small herd of springbok as well.
A pygmy falcon came flying passing us and I decided to stop when the bird was perching, soon the male arrives and they have a quick mating session,after which the fly off.

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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:22 am

Did go out this morning,it were a misty morning:
Taken on top of the Black ridges.
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The Hartmann zebra's were seen on two separate occasions,the first sighting was to far and in the second case the zebra's were close after which they start running,only the back of them:
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Gemsbok and springbok were also seen as well as giraffes close to the restcamp.
A few pics:
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Giraffe trying to mate:
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby saraf » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:39 pm

Lovely photos. I especially love the misty ones. Very atmospheric.
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby picnic » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:08 pm

:D Nice pics. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:23 am

Did go out this morning,temperature was 1 degrees, find the same herd of springbok that was seen last night on the drive.
Also found this dassies sunbasking in the area of the Black Ridges,there were also youngsters with them but about shy.
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The klipspringers above was found in the same area as a couple of months ago when I was tooking the pic of the youngster,a little bit bigger know.

Dung midden,territorial marking of klipspringers,when there is vegetation close by they will also mark with there preorbital glands.
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And then this pair was found on our way to Oranjekom,giraffe was also found in this area,and eland was seen in the area of Holombacht with more springbok.
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:10 am

Morning all
A cold morning,and have to give everybody blankets.

Giraffes in the area of Moonrock and springbok in the area of Kukurasiep.
On my way back 2 steenbok was just jumping out in front of the vehicle and scattered in opposite directions.
Two pale chanting goshwalks also sitting apart from each other.
Klipspringers and at the end two eland running over the road.


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