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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:59 pm

This is a very nice sighting. :D

That is also a big elephant in the background.
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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby okie » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:50 pm

By popular demand :roll: , herewith another couple of pics :D

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Re: a few bird pics from our latest KP trip

Unread postby kathy sa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:06 pm

Secretary Bird

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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:54 pm

Kgalagadi December 2011

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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:02 pm

Kgalagadi 2011

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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby normana53 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:37 am

Jan, wonderful shots thank you for continuing to share your keen eye and photos with us!
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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby o-dog » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:43 am

Leeukos wrote:According to Roberts VII, there are an estimate of 250 Secretary Birds in the Kruger National Park.


Interesting that! I seriously doubt there are more than 50 in KNP - maybe only even 20-30 if that. Would be interesting to no for sure though!
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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:07 pm

Few images from our December 2010 to the Kgalagadi

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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby Crested Val » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:45 pm

Beautiful Jan. :clap:

My offerings are no way near as good, but we were thrilled to see them. :thumbs_up:


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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby okie » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:56 pm

Two birds enjoying a bath somewhere down the S100 in April

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Tread softly , and let your departure not be spoiled by the damage of your arrival

Next :
3 - 6 Sept 2013 - Punda.
7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
14 - 17 Sept 2013 - Satara .

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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby Crested Val » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:01 pm

Okie. I love your bedraggled feathered friends/ :clap: :clap:
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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby okie » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:06 pm

CV :thumbs_up: This one just for you :)


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Tread softly , and let your departure not be spoiled by the damage of your arrival

Next :
3 - 6 Sept 2013 - Punda.
7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
14 - 17 Sept 2013 - Satara .

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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby normana53 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:13 pm

Looks like he needs a visit to the stylist for a comb and blow dry!
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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:35 pm

Great sightings :clap: :clap:

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Re: Secretary Bird

Unread postby normana53 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:03 pm

Today, while driving north to Punda Maria from Shingwedzi, we came across a Secretary Bird and a Tawny Eagle walking side by side through the bush. It was the oddest sight! :shock: Neither one seemed to have made a kill, and both wandered together for over a half hour, before getting far enough from the road that we lost sight of them.
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