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Re: Some unusual Kruger bird sightings over the June long wk-end

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:39 am

wildtuinman wrote:So finally I can say that I am now also part of the Nicator tickers club. :lol:

Any pics to go with this great sighting? :D
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Re: Some unusual Kruger bird sightings over the June long wk-end

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:24 am

Elsa, I had a few problems this trip as far as photography went. :lol:

First of all, my photographer was back in Gauteng.
Secondly I did not expect to find the Nicator that late in the day. I in fact have just returned from walking around in the tent 13 vicinity looking for it and plonked down on the veranda to have a sundowner when it made its appearance. My camera and bins were in the tent. I had such a lovely closeup look at it and didn't want to chase it by getting up to fetch the camera.

i eventually did get up and got back with my camera. I tried to get a snap shot of it with the flash on, but I don't think anything came out. I will have a check thou.

I searched for it at night, as it seemed to have taken perch in a bush quite close from us. But no such luck.

Overall, I hate taking pictures. :lol: I feel that I miss out too much on the real life sighting. That's why I have a S.O. who loves taking pictures. :twisted:
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Re: Some unusual Kruger bird sightings over the June long wk-end

Unread postby JoelR » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:52 pm

wildtuinman wrote:So finally I can say that I am now also part of the Nicator tickers club. :lol:

Awesome! Glad you found it too! :dance:

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Re: Some unusual Kruger bird sightings over the June long wk-end

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:16 pm

And another Well Done WTM :clap:

Only managed to see Nicator in Ponta Do Ouro....Kruger Nicator is still on the wish list :pray:
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Mystery Bird at Pafuri

Unread postby Owl » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:04 pm

Mail request from Limpopo Bird Forum:

Hi All

Frank Mabasa, the bird guide at pafuri picnic sitesays he saw a bird he has never seen before at the picnic site. He is not sure what it was but a birder who was there on the 21st photographed the bird. He did not get the name of the person. I would like to see if we can track down the pictures and ID the bird if possible. If you know of anyone who was up at Pafuri on the 21st please ask them to give me a shout.
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Re: Guru Owl

Unread postby wingman » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:55 pm

Just thinking SAParks HO could give a list of contacts to possible visitors in that area ie: overnighters at Punda Maria and neighbouring camps, we could email the posiibilities with a far higher chance of a hit than where we are now or they could even send the email out requesting the person to contact guru owl that is not a high density visitors area so the chances are fairly high of a hit. If Frank hasnt seen it the chances of it being something special are good and I think its worth the effort.

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Re: Guru Owl

Unread postby Kingfisha » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:18 pm

We heard lots of owls this weekend in KNP - The Giant (Verrauxs) Eagle owl, Pearl spotted owlet, Spotted Eagle owl and the scops. Only saw the Spotted Eagle owl though and could not get a nice pic.

I wish I can go on an OWL searching and photographic excursion!! (Pel's have to be included though....) Anyone keen to take us?


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