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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:01 pm

Tonight we have the following:
Scrub hare
Springbok
4 Kudu bulls
Family group of Hartmann Zebra's
Herd of eland
Night jar
Puffadder,will only be able to post the pic on friday,the 3rd time of a sighting of the above on a night drive,luckily I have a pic now,to show!

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:09 pm

:dance: a pic of the Puff Adder, please :D
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:50 am

Super sightings..Love the call of the night jar. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:09 am

The pic of the puffy:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:47 am

:clap: superb... beast and pic :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Pumbaa » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:11 pm

Great shot of the puffy, Augrabies Guru, and so very well camouflaged :big_eyes:

Love also the tortoise caravan :thumbs_up:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:21 am

Morning all
@ Pumbaa,thanks.
Tortoise caravan :lol:
A herd of eland in the Moonrock area.
Giraffes and springbok at Oranjekom waterhole.
At the bottom of the Black Ridges a dead eland,we could only smell it after which I stop and have a look.
Looks like she have a miscarriage,Abortering afrikaans word for animals in this state.
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Gemsbok a bit furher on and Zebra's at the Bridge.
Scrub hare's and klipspringers as well.
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Spotted eagle owl at the end of the drive.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:34 am

Again successful sightings day. :thumbs_up:

:( the photo of the Eland but nature has it's reasons for this to happen. Can just imagine the smell could not have been pleasant.

Klipspringer posing beautifully. :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:09 am

:( poor Eland... poor mom :cry:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:32 am

Morning all
We start off with a klipspringer in the area of Moonrock and at Oranjekom waterhole we had Hartmann zebra's which did not spend much time at it,after which they make sure they reach the more rocky area of the Black Ridges.
Giraffes was drinking while some of them had still moving towards the waterhole.
More zebra's in the same area and 6 Kudu bulls feeding on Euphorbias with a small herd of springbok in the same area.
And in the area of Holombacht another group of zebra's.

On my way back spotted eagle owl,scrub hare and a large herd of eland in Kukurasiep area,as well as more eland close to the restcamp as well.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:38 am

:clap: AG, like always: On the Ball :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:35 am

Morning all
Sightings from 19/01
Scrub hare
Red hartebees
Gemsbok
Kudu's
Eland

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:03 am

Morning all
Leopard tortoise as we enters the Game area and another smaller one a bit further.
We had springbok in the Oranjekom area and visit the viewpoint as well.
On the other side of the Black Ridges a eland bull and the smell of the dead eland is really something now.
Klipspringers very hard to see and Hartmann zebra's a bit further.
Kudu bulls close to Holombacht area with another group of hartmann zebra's in the same area.

A few scorpions on our way back and a spotted eagle owl close to the restcamp. Scrub hare as well.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:10 am

Good morning.
Scrub hare
Red rock rabbit
Spotted eagle owl
Night jar
Night heron

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Klipspringers
Springbok with lambs
Gemsbok
Hartmann zebra's
Giraffes

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:25 am

superb :dance: :clap: :clap:
thanks Guru :D
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