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Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon May 30, 2005 7:33 am

First time that I have seen one during the night. It was spotted on a nightdrive from Lower Sabie. I have previously seen a couple during daytime, morningish between 7 and 10am. It is also then when the whistle call of the owlet is prominent. Tsweet Tsweet Tsweet.... Tsweeoooo, Tsweeoooo, Tsweeoooo!

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Unread postby Meinfam » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:05 pm

Photo taken at hippo pool, crocodile bridge

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:26 am

Saw a couple @ Numbi gate. They were calling @ each other.
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Unread postby DavenJan » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:47 am

Saw this one on the S28 Sept '05.

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Unread postby saraf » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:16 pm

Spotted (please excuse the pun) on the S90.

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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:46 am

On the H10

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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:55 pm

They are realy pleasing on the eye. We got this one late afternoon on the Sabie River loop.

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Unread postby wilmaw » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:25 pm

Since I learnt about the PSO on Sweni hike (Satara area) in May this year, I have seen it quite a number of times in that central area (Satara/Pretorius/Skukuz)... so beautiful. OFten sitting alone in a dried up tree.

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Unread postby Andy Pay » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:24 am

This one was in the middle of Satara camp, August this year.
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Unread postby Arnold » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:24 am

The kids took these pics of a Pearl Spotted Owlet in Nossob Camp in July 2006 ... it lives in a tree near reception. They sat down for more than half an hour to take the pics ... patiently waiting for it to show itself and the "eyes" on the back of its head.

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Unread postby mountainview » Sun May 06, 2007 2:43 pm

Saw them hunting in the mid-afternoon in quite high densities [about 1 every 1/2 acre] near Marakele National Park couple of years back (just a few km's from Thabazimbi).
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Unread postby wildheart » Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:34 pm

Saw this one every day at Pretoriuskop in one of three trees between the restaurant and shop. When SO and I had the tri-pod out to take photos everybody came to see what we were looking at. The owl didnt smaak the attention at all. :lol:
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Owlet: Pearl-spotted

Unread postby Hasco » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:57 am

By exclusion I decided that this handsome owl should be a 'Pearl Spotted Owl', but I am not sure.
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:12 pm

Pearl-spotted owlet.

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Pearl spotted Owlet

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:55 pm

Image around Satara (is it the same like Afsaal ?)
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