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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:13 am

Morning all
What a cold morning!
Giraffes were find in the area of the Black Ridges and gemsbok and a few kudu"s in the area of Holombacht.
Sprinbok on my way back and a troop of baboons close to the restcamp.

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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:28 pm

The kudu looks like she has her winter woolies on!!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:50 pm

:hmz: a Kudu without stripes :whistle:
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:39 am

I had two day drives yesterday with a group which visit us each year, and wow!! they just love giraffes, we have spent a lot of time with them.
We also had springbok,red hartebees and klipspringers.
A lot of bird life and Black eagle at Oranjekom.

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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:17 am

Yesterday"s drive we found the herd of eland in the area of Moonrock.
Giraffe and springbok was found in the same area as the previous drive and several pairs of klipspringers with close up sightings of them.
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:22 am

Just have to love those Klipspringers!!!............ :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby picnic » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:41 am

:D AG thanks for posting the pics. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:36 pm

Well we visit the view points Ararat and Oranjekom this morning, have seen pygme falcon as well as pale chanting goshwalk which was close up sightings.
Also eland in the area of Moonrock and springbok on my way to Oranjekom.
Giraffes in the area of the fountain.
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:59 pm

Lovely Giraffe photos!!............They were a bit shy Sunday morning!!!

We saw the herd of Eland and some Zebra's at the waterhole just past fonteintjie............and an AWC just before the picnic site!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: and that was at 10H00!!!!

Lots and lots of Ostriches and then the "usual" Springbok, Gemsbok, Redhartebees, klipspringers, Steenbok and a herd of Giraffes just past the picnic site.
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:51 am

Thanks lion queen, glad you see so much, perhaps you can share some foto's,please :) .

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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:39 am

Went out this morning, cloudy and cold.
Dassies and vervet monkeys close to the entrance gate and giraffes,gemsbok,klipspringers close to Moonrock.
On my way back springbok at Kukurasiep dry river bed.
Some birds include Moorhen,Hadida Ibis,Three-banded plover , Scimitarbill hoopoe and Namaqua sandgrouse
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:48 am

Giraffes,gemsbok, springbok and a Hartmann zebra were seen this morning.
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:47 am

The following yesterday on a drive:
Giraffes,gemsbok,eland,kudu's,hartmann zebra's and baboons at the end.
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:00 am

:dance: and even with the sun... for us here is important
thank you to update :D
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Re: Augrabies Morning/Day Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:32 am

We had the following on a morning drive 22/06.
Dassies (Hyrax) with their youngsters sunbasking.
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Giraffes in the area of Oranjekom waterhole
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Mongoose
This youngster was going in and out of this Black thorn scrub,and very interested in us.

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In general a lot of bird species as well.


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