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 Post subject: Crake, Corn
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:16 pm 
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Saw my first Corn Crake in the Limpopo Forest Tented Camp, Mapungubwe NP on 02 January 2008. Great way to start the year!

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:51 pm 
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Wow, Johann... great shot of a rare bird, hardly ever seen in the open! A real lucky start!

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:03 pm 
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Nice shot. Good one.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:46 am 
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Hi Johann,

I was up at LTC last week and also saw a corncrake on the road a few metres outside the camp, but I didn't get a photo!

They've also been seen regularly on the plain en route to Maloutswa Hide and on river road.

Very cool 8)


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:59 am 
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Beautiful shot! Also saw my first one while we were at Mazhou - on the river road past Maloutswa Hide there was a pool of water on the lefthand side of the road. Saw it there but no chance of a photo.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:51 am 
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Nice one - where did you find sunshine! 8)

Why is it standing on it's tiptoes, trying to see something over the hedge?!


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:47 am 
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Haha Think that might have been the only little spot of sunshine right then. But we had good weather, 4 days of sunshine and no rain.

It was set to go off I think. It ran off straight after this shot.

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 Post subject: Re: Crake, Corn
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Spotted at the Sewerage farm in Munster (KZN). 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Crake, Corn
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Saw this lady just north of Pretoria.

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 Post subject: Re: Crake, Corn
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Awesome photo (particularly given the bird)! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Crake, Corn
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Great sighting and pic WTM :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Crake, Corn
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Thanks Obelix and Elsa. :D :D

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