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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:21 pm

There is always something new at LP and we had our first Broadbilled Roller sighting. Never saw one in Kruger and glad we spot them at LP.

Images not great but will keep them until next time.... :wink:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:32 pm

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Thank you for sharing all your amazing pics with us :thumbs_up:

Thank you Mr LP Hippo for your super pic and wishes for 2013....Happy new Year to you too :dance:

Absolutely beautiful pic of Broadbilled Roller. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:19 am

What do you mean "images not great" Jan? I think they are fantastic! And what a special sighting! We have also never seen a Broadbilled Roller in KNP! Thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:02 pm

Tx for the kind comments :dance:

While waiting for some action we spotted this small Frog posing for a photo.
Don't know what kind of Frog (some one said it is a rain Frog) but apparently it change it colours during the day, may be to ensure he is not spotted for lunch.

Any suggestions of an ID?

It looks big but is actually very very small........

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Pumbaa » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:16 pm

Great shot of the "chameleon" frog, Jan :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:38 pm

Wow!! that is a super shot of the frog...colours are striking. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Toddelelfe » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:02 pm

Jan van Wyk wrote:There is always something new at LP and we had our first Broadbilled Roller sighting. Never saw one in Kruger and glad we spot them at LP.

Images not great but will keep them until next time.... :wink:

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:big_eyes: You are joking :D Wonderful pix. :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:53 am

Unfortunately I cannot find a Frog like that in my Wildlife Guide Jan, but it is beautiful and very colourful! Great picture! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Ifubesi » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:55 am

Hi Jan.
Great pictures as always!
The frog is a Painted Reed Frog. They come in many different colour morphs and as far as I know in the lowveld this version is less common than the normal black-striped ones.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:39 am

:clap: :clap: JAN.......jy kan!!!!!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:22 pm

Thank for the comments and thank you Ifubesi for the ID.

The Egrets are building nest.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:23 am

Awesome picture! Thanks Jan! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Sharifa » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:30 pm

Lovely sightings and photos Jan :clap: :clap: :clap:

Have never seen a broadbilled Roller yet :mrgreen:

and a gorgeous paintedreed frog pic :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:59 pm

Thank you Sharifa and Hilda comments appreciated :wink:

The swallows were landing at the perch and after may failures got one on take off.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:04 pm

:whistle: Wow, what a "nest" builder and Swallow in flight :clap: :clap:
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