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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:54 pm

Pioneer Dam Hide was dead quiet except for this small crocodile

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:07 pm

I treated myself to a "birding walk" in Mopanie camp one early morning - as hubby is not a birder he could enjoy a little lie-in! :)

I first stopped at the low water bridge at Mantambeni and found this little cutie

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:17 pm

Hi there, hilda! :thumbs_up: As we say in Afrikaans - "rym sonder versuim!"

Fortunately the little fluff-ball was not all alone - Mom was close by!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:19 pm

Green-backed Heron in stalking mode

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:23 pm

I almost did not notice this guy and just had time to press the shutter before he disappeared again! :shock:

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:31 pm

I really enjoyed the walking trail in Mopanie - the birding was great!

African Jacana

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:33 pm

Giant Kingfisher

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:34 pm

White-breasted Cormorant

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:34 pm

Three-banded Plover

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:35 pm

Open-billed Storks

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:37 pm

Three in one - Marabou and Yellow-billed Stork and Black-smith Lapwing

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:38 pm

Common Greenshank

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:40 pm

Lots of European and a few Carmine Bee-eaters were also present

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:41 pm

Jacobin Cuckoo

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:46 pm

African Green Pigeon

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