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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
Unread postPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:03 am 
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A first for me to this:
Fiscal shrike- Female

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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
Unread postPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:44 am 
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Belongs to Black spitting cobra.
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
Unread postPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:46 pm 
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Ok this is most of the time things which attract the least attention, for some of us.
I know picnic like the names of things,don't know if you like butterflies
Painted lady.
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:21 am 
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The following foto's were taken by Desiree Schekierka.
She find them right in the restcamp.
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:42 am 
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I have seen this herd of eland yesterday close to the restcamp on the entrance road, so I have turned around to get these, a little bit far but it just give you an idea that if you are at the right time and the right place, these can even be seen in Augrabies. :)
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
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Dassiebossie, Sutera ramosissima
Whenever you get a chance to smell this, do so,if you want but please dont't complain aferwards :lol:
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Unfortunately these kudu's was a little far:
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:42 am 
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Yesterday I was out with the technical department to look at the roads. It have been a really long time since I have been on this section so I just want to share some of my sightings as well as some pic's. :)

Giraffes seen at 3 different occasions and a large herd of eland.
Gemsbok and lots of ostriches as well.
Springbok,klipspringers and a young kudu bull which decided to to jump out at the last minute behind a scrub.

Giraffes count up to 14 of them, note the land scape.
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And this quiver tree is consumed by the nest of sociable weavers
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THIS ONE LOOKS IF TWO TREES ARE STACK ON EACH OTHER.
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
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That picnic site is one of the best kept secrets in Augrabies!!!

I could not stop taking photos of those big old trees!!! Amazing!!!

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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
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Somethings which you can see when doing the Dassie trail.
The twin falls:

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And Arrow point:
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:48 am 
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A common animal in the park, usually a lot of them in the restcamp.
Dassies, a few pics

Taking a rest on the chalet wall.
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
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This foto was taken by the Section Ranger, N du plessis
Like the saying go"s on the right time on the right place
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
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The low water Bridge was at a stage 300mm high,which resulted that only vehicles with high clearance can go through, some of the vegetation(reeds)were remove to increase the flow of the water.
After this has been done the stream flow is normal again.
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The disturbance also attracted these baboons.
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
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Augrabies is at the moment very dry,so don't be fooled by the area in which this tortoise is hanging around.
I were busy photographing some plants and have find 12 or more species in just a small area, this is also part in an area where water are flowing.
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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
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Find this cardinal woodpecker somewhere in the restcamp this morning, busy excavating a nest.

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 Post subject: Re: A Short Visit To Augrabies
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Thank you for your comments. :)
@ Philip 1, yes it is not only stunning, but we are living close to hell on this part as well as heaven :D .

More bird pics,hope you does not get bored! this is a chat which decided to make it nest in the generator pipe.
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A little bit small but there is a worm in the beak.
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