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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:41 am 
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Sorry to change the topic,but we spotted this Steppe Buzzard South of Nossob
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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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Almost time to go back to KTP and going through my images of last year and want to share a few.

Lappet-faced Vulture near Mata Mata

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Goshawk on the run

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Catch of the day

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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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A few from 7-8 October 2012, no raptor nests noted but plenty White Backed Vulture nest in the area south of Mata Mata.

Pygmy Falcon - Kamfersboom aera
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Brown Snake Eagle - Craig Lockhart aera and Juvenile-ish Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk - Urikaruus area
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Can figure out this one, couple km south of Mata Mata
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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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Great images and sightings :clap: :clap:

Few images from our December trip

Young Spotted Eagle Owl

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Young Goshawk

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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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This pair of Secretary birds where working on their nest. Sorry no coordinates but somewhere between Samevlooing and Leeudril 200metres on the Botswana side of the road; during our Sept2012 trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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I would say a Tawny, because of the gape (gape to below only mid-eye)

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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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We visited the KTP from Dec 26th to Jan 2. WE did not find active nests and sadly yet again I did not find a vultures on a kill..one day I will get lucky with that. I was also not lucky enough to see a Lappet-faced Vulture..just the White-backed Vulture

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One is not always guaranteed a Brown Snake Eagle sighting but this time we were lucky...

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And a bird that always confuses me is the Steppe Buzzard...they were quite a few present in the park..

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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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Bibronsgecko wrote:
Sorry to change the topic,but we spotted this Steppe Buzzard South of Nossob
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Hi Bibronsgecko...I am not the best when it comes to ID'ing big brown jobs but comparing this pic to that of mine (which I do think is a juvie steppe buzzard) I tend to think that yours may be a sub-adult Jackal Buzzard. Your bird seems to be getting the darker feathers of the adult...just a thought. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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and Lanners were all over the park..doing what they do best...:)

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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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Nice one of the Lanner - looks like a juvi. would you say?

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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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Wow, amazing Raptor photos. Thanks for sharing them. :great: :great:

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Tony T wrote:
Nice one of the Lanner - looks like a juvi. would you say?


Thx Tony T... Yes a juvie...he was trying his best to catch a dove at Polentswa....:)


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 Post subject: Re: Raptors of KTP
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On our recent visit KTP we came across a standoff between a PCG and a Cape Cobra. Just before, with our arrival on the scene, we had inadvertantly scared off a Black Chested Snake Eagle. It appeared that the PCG was there to pick the pieces but on its own could not handle the cobra. The cobra had taken up a defensive position against the eagle in a Triple Thorn bush but came down as soon as the eagle left; it did not see the PCG as a threat. Once the PCG had a go but the snake struck at it and the PCG gave up.

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very interesting Tony :dance:
and nice pictures :clap:
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Superb images and sightings

Lanner Falcon taken on our December 2012 trip

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