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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:08 am

Would not mind:
Black Mamba
Sable
Eland(without the use of binoculars)

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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby threedogs » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:12 am

Thanks for the link :thumbs_up: that was lazy of me wasn't it! :tongue:
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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:25 pm

Threedogs, a very good investment is to get a Robert Bird Guide. I've a KNP specific one. It wasn't very expensive and it comes in very handy. It's pocket size so it doens't take up a lot of space. :http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roberts-Bird-Guide-National-Adjacent/dp/1770096388
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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:55 pm

Slightly larger, but also worth the investment
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_ ... Caps%2C421
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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:28 am

I'll add another to the wish list:

Striped Polecat.

Think it'll be a bit a stretch to see, but we can dream can't we.
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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby brogan » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:13 am

List of all the things I would like to find and photograph:

Pel's fishing owl
A close up picture of a pygmy kingfisher
An Aardfark (think thats how you spell it)

(never seen a Pel's fishing owl, or an Aardfark)

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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Albert » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:16 pm

What I would dearly like to see again (have not seen for a decade or more)

Black Rhino
Eland
Suni (just in case you thought it was just the big stuff I was after....)

For a long time the Sable Antelope were also m.i.a, but over the past few years I have had some good sightings.
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:11 pm

I hope to one day see Sable again when they introduce it back into KNP. Also a Pels Fishing Owl and Narina Trogon :)
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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:39 pm

Shame W@H,

As long as your head is you know where, you may as well dream on, buddy. :twisted:
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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:53 pm

Listen .. you saw frogs with your head in the clouds .. so anything is possible :P
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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Mant » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:02 pm

Hi Wild@Heart,

I've seen all three of those that you want to see. Not to brag or anything. :)

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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:00 pm

:P :mrgreen: :P :mrgreen: :P
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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:19 pm

Wild@Heart, you post as if you know that Sable is no longer found in KNP! I was under the imppression that they are still to be found, having seen one at the waterhole just North of Thsokwane about 2 years back.

All this 'lovely' spreadsheet work is making me long for that sunset in KNP, the smell of the braai fire and the taste of a cold beer!
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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:52 pm

Wild@heart knows perfectly well there are still Sable in Kruger. :tongue: :tongue: :whistle: :whistle:
They are regularly seen at the Kruger Tablets, as well as many other places. :thumbs_up:

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Eland
Pangolin
African Wild Cat
Caracal
Civet
Aarvark
Pangolin
Narina Trogon
Orange Winged Pytilia.
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Re: Sigthings to see not seen

Unread postby Rookie2009 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:53 pm

Wild@Heart wrote:I hope to one day see Sable again when they introduce it back into KNP. Also a Pels Fishing Owl and Narina Trogon :)



Enough sables in the park - seen 2 of them on the H1-3 in March these year and there were a few seen these days in Voortrekker road...
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