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Elsa, Klystron with Val, Dungy and the Chick Kruger Feb'14.

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After my last drawn out report which took me forever to complete I have discovered I just don't have the time any more to do a comprehensive and detailed report like I used to do :whistle:
but after Klystron had downloaded some of our pics I decided to do a short, concise report more in picture form with just a short explanation.
Plus the fact that I am not a note taker and tend to go with the flow and now have to try and remember what, when and how we saw, its just as well.

I can remember we started our trip with the first night at Croc Bridge on the 13th Feb.

and one of the first sightings we had just a little way in from the gate was a pair of Tawny Eagles enjoying a meal of what I am not sure and open to any suggestions but they did seem to be enjoying it.

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We made our way to Gezantofombi Dam and just sat enjoying the view and the moment of the first day of a month long trip!

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I also remember it rained, poured and stormed that night and we awoke and set out in a soggy and very wet Kruger the next day.

First up were these White-crowned Shrikes

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and some very muddy looking White Storks

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and some equally muddy looking Zebra

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and a Giraffe roadblock!

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a raptor whose name eludes me for the time being!

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A busy Dungbeetle

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A little Terrapin

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and a pair of European Bee-eater

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A nice sighting for us was this Bronzewinged Courser

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Then we reached Kruger gate and our time share where we were to spend the next 7 nights.
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Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:25 pm Unread post
Well done Elsa.......that saves me a job.
You are a star!!! :dance: :dance:


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Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:27 pm Unread post
Thanks for sharing your lovely pics Elsa :gflower:


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Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:30 pm Unread post
:dance: looking forward to this report, even if a shorter version than in the past. Lovely pics!


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Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:36 pm Unread post
Thank you Elsa and Klystron


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Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:56 am Unread post
Hugh wrote
Thank you Elsa and Klystron


I just loved the Tawny series. :thumbs_up: Quite macabre, but excellent sighting and photo. Lovely white crowned shrikes. 8) also very busy.

sigh

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Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:54 am Unread post
Lovely start Elsa...with super :cam: to match as always. :clap: :clap:

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Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:11 am Unread post
Elsa I love your reports and you are off to such a great start. Tawnies are beautiful.

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:clap: :clap: :clap: I like the :cam: Elsa. Looking forward reading more :thumbs_up:


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Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:08 am Unread post
Lovely pics Elsa. Takes you right back on holiday again.


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Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:00 am Unread post
:mrgreen: Magic Pic's and great to see a Dungbeetle again. :clap:

Regards to Klystron. :)


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Beautiful pics as always :wink:

Looking forward to the rest of your trip Elsa :dance: :dance:


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Everything is wet and muddy! Great start.


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Great wet start to your February trip Elsa and Klystron! :clap: :clap:

Awesome sightings with beautiful pictures of them all! Lovely bird sightings too, and I love the Giraffe roadblock is just awesome! :dance: :dance:

Lovely Bee-eaters, and the Bronze-winged Courser is also very special! :clap: :clap:
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