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 Post subject: Re: B.B.B.B.B.B
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Moving along on this long day.
Here's evidence of bonkers. See and hear this bird just about every day, and yet in KNP, somehow it seems different.
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A dagga boy in the river
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Another B, but we won't mention that here on this Family forum.
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And another B. Beautiful.
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Here's one for Trrp-Trrrrr. At last I sighed!
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By now I'm heading back to LS. N'watimhiri Causeway afforded some delightful opportunities.
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Watching and practicing some photograpy. Deliberate slow Shutter speed to try and give a sense of hovering.
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Even slower
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And he just like posing after such a show-off exercise.
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Other beauties too
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Doubt if any bird will risk it with this fellow-looks positively poisonous.
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More beauties
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And more for Trrp- Trrrrr
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A juvenile Fish Eagle flying high
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Some Zebra
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Sunset Dam, a bit like Lake Panic, always some activity going on there, and if you are lucky, you get a lot of activity, which I got as I returned to LS. Wonderful place to just chill, even better if you have a meal there in your car. Or just coffee. And now there was no baboon troop to fear.
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There were some elephants.
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One giving himself a mud shower
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Hippos keeping an eye on things
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A stunningly beautiful young Monitor Lizard.
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It then starts heading directly for my car :big_eyes: , and I had to start the engine to alert it to my presence. It got the message and moved off. I like seeing retiles in the park, so I was glad for that sighting.

Sandpiper again.
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Look how small the impalas are compared to elephants
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Still at Sunset Dam-and enjoyed watching a pair of Balck winged stilts. Very graceful unhurried bird.
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And that bird with its devilish horns.
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And satisfied with Sunset Dam, it was time to move on, and head towards Molondozi dam. Some familiar stuff along the way
The Sabie was flowing more vigorously than I have seen it in the past
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Buffalo usually seen across the river at LS
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And for me the quintessential KNP
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Another one of those make-me-nervous episodes.
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No guesses where he's been.
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Molondozi Dam is alway a wonderful place though it can be quite crowded, which it was today. I don't like crowds much, and on a day like this I will usually take a few shots of things that are of interest, and move on. There was a lot of interesting sightings though :dance: :dance: :dance: .
6 Bulls
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The closest one (the others were moving off alread) was quite spectacular.
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Some of the other activity at Molondozi
A fish Eagle was on a flyby.
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As was a Heron'
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White Faced Ducks were chillin
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As was the Goliath Heron
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And a Woolly Necked Stork
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And another Grey Heron and a spoonbill in company
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So onto Muntshe Loop, but very little to see here, quite frustrating actually, the only sighting being that of a pair of Secretary birds. But I faile to capitalise on this one

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and vulture
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And a suspect up ahead
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And the decision is to make a quick excursion to Nkumbe. Along the way some Ellies finding some shade in the very hot sun
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And I was totally fascinated with this cloud pouring its precious load onto some isolated spot in KNP. I'm funny that way :tongue:
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Some Kudu
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A lizard at Nkumbe, but nothing else-well not without a pair of binocs at any rate :rtm:
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A beautiful Fever tree on the way back to LS
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This little guy caused quite a traffic jam-seems few people have seen a young giraffe before.
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Sabie River had acquired a few new visitors
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And a Hippo went for a short stroll
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Paused for a photo shoot
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and then back to the safety of the water
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A pied Kingfisher fly by
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Lunch and a short break at LS, and to enjoy the aircon, come 16:00 and it was off for an afternoon drive. A short excursion to Sunset Dam
Another Ellie, this one giving himself a bit of a shower
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And that photogenic bird
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I'm going south for the afternoon drive, and a Giraffe posed
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And then the first of a few rhino sightings
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Someone was having a late afternoon snack.
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Lets get in another dose before I have to go and do some work until tonight.
Another of those beauties. I never tire of seeing one of these
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And another of those nerve wracking occasions-this small herd came directly in the road- I reversed for ... at least half a kilometer, only to discover it was wasted energy as they were intent on getting to a small waterhole on the side of the road.
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Besides "chasing" me off the road, they also evicted teh Egyptian Geese that were there
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And then suddenly, lots of Rhino :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: But these days its also with a twinge of a different kind of emotion, as you can't help but think and feel for these-will they be next?
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This one had an injection of testosterone :big_eyes:
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A bee eater was busy with the last bit of its meal
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