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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Pumbaa » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:07 pm

Thanks Guru,

great picture of the night heron :thumbs_up:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:20 am

Thanks Pumbaa

Last night sightings:
Scrub hare
Genet

Klipspringer
Springbok
Gemsbok
Giraffes

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:33 am

:thumbs_up:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:17 am

That is true onewithnature!

Last night:
Scrub hare
Herd of eland
Hartmann zebra's
Giraffes

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:33 am

Morning all
Last night sightings:

Scrub hare
Genet
Night jar
Spotted eagle owl
Scorpion
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Springbok
Gemsbok
Red hartebees
Kudu
Eland
Hartmann zebra's

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:39 am

thank you for this picture
and all the updates :D
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:39 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Lovely photo of the scorpion........ :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Sheenaugh-Lee » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:55 am

That is one seriously scary looking scorpion may i ask where you saw it?
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:42 am

Saw it way back from the restcamp, about 18km in the veld close to Holombacht waterhole next to the road.
The picture is a bit deceiving as it is a bit bigger than that.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:09 am

Leopard tortoise in the area of Moonrock walking on the side of the road and giraffes in Kukurasiep dry river bed.
More giraffes close the Oranjekom water hole and Hartmann zebra's on the otherside of the fountain,followed by another group in the area of Holombacht.
Nightjar also had been seen here.

On my way back a gemsbok in front of the Black Ridges and a small herd of springbok in the same area.
Scrub hare was found on several occasions and a genet and 3 stripe polecats on a slope close to the restcamp.
Spotted eagle owl at the end of the drive.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:17 am

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Some really great sightings :clap: :clap: ...those 3 striped polecats :mrgreen:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:56 am

Morning all
Last night sightings:

Scrub hare
Night jar
Genet

Springbok
Red hartebees
Herd of eland
Kudu's
Hartmann zebra's
Giraffes

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:19 am

Morning all
Seasons are starting to chance,as it is getting darker sooner now.
A large eland bull at the low water bridge and a herd of eland close to Moonrock.
A herd of springbok at Oranjekom waterhole and a genet lying on a rock boulder at the Black Ridges, this was the first sighting that I have to find a genet so relaxing,after a while it find us bored and move off. On the bottom of the Black Ridges a family group of klipspringers.

Also a perfect night for stargazing on top of the Black Ridges after which we drive back.
Scrub hare close to Kukurasiep and a african wildcat, the one with the shortened tail close to the rest camp.
Also 2 spotted eagle owls in Kukurasiep dry river bed.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby threedogs » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:24 am

Thanks so much for your continued work passing on the night drive sightings. :D I will be following this thread much more often as we are planning our very first visit to Augrabies next May. :dance:
We will be looking to do a night drive for sure. Some great things to look forward to! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:48 am

@ threedogs, it is gonna be the cooler months in Augrabies at that time, so good chance for aardwolf sightings,looking forward to your visit here.


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