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 Post subject: Snipe: Greater Painted
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:26 pm 
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Just come back from Kruger (legend)
I was excited to see a Greater Painted Snipe on the Letaba near Shimuwini, Unfortunately did not see the White-backed Night Heron that lives there.Has anyone else seen the Snipe or Heron around the park - where :?:


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Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:15 pm 
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We have seen painted snipe on the Gudzani Road - east of Satara. Very close sighting and we were able to get lovely photos!

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Hi Snippy and welcome!!

I saw a pair of painted snipes on 13 May 2006 in the little spruit that crosses the northern end of the S94 just befor the T junction with the S46. They were quite far away and since my attention was on a black stork feeding, it was some time before I noticed and recognised the snipes. I hope to have a closer of view them someday, but they are certainly distictive birds!

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The two night white-backed herons seems to be breeding @ the Shipandane hide just south of Mopani. Awesome sighting of the Snipe!! :wink:

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Nice going WTM.

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We had a female on Aug 3rd on a pool on the river just south of the Letaba river on the H14, near Shimuwini.
Pretty distant so not a great shot.
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I saw one on the 14th of august early morning at the low bridge over the Olifants river, near Balule.
unfortunately, the bird would not look at me ...
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This little video shows you the Painted Snipe, one of the most beautiful birds that I ever saw in Krugerpark 8)



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Thanks for another of your lovely video inserts Nico. :D

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madach,

that's a stunner!!



Jenny and I saw this pair at Baluli river crossing in Aug., and I think Bucky got an amazing FLIGHT SHOT in the same place a few days later!!

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 Post subject: Re: Snipe: Greater Painted
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This photo taken today:

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 Post subject: Re: Snipe: Greater Painted
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WOW some really great photos there! I saw my first Greater painted snipes at Kgomo Kgomo 2 weeks ago! Very beautiful and shy! Though at first the male was the brown one...... so you learn! I'd love to see one longer than a few seconds though, so magnificant!

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 Post subject: Re: Snipe: Greater Painted
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Thanks Ferdelance :D

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 Post subject: Re: Snipe: Greater Painted
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We saw this pair from a loop on the H1-6 south of Shingwedzi in February. It was pouring with rain. Went back the next day in the hope of seeing them again in sunshine, but no luck of course!
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