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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Tessa G » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:28 pm

Fantastic Jan, right down to the pupil in its eye :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:20 pm

Excellent :cam: of the heron with catch, Jan :clap: :clap:
I agree, those Fish Eagles have mastered the act to steal fish from the herons. :thumbs_up:

Well, at Lake Panic, it is not always what is going on outside the hide, but also what is inside :shock: :shock:
This Mozambican Spitting Cobra apparently made his way from one side of the hide to the other while people were watching the birds and then one lady saw it while making its way passed her feet and just sat dead still.
So, when one enters a hide - always be on the lookout for some 'dangerous guests' or are they the residents.... and we the guests... :hmz: :D
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Unread post by Pumbaa » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:22 am

Awesome cobra shot, Kaapsedraai :big_eyes:

and love your darter with fish, Jan :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:17 am

Thank you for the comments :thumbs_up:

That is one big Snake Kaapsedraai :big_eyes:

I am always watchful at the hide and luckily Snakes don't attacked accept when cornered ......just leave them in peace and they will moved off... :thumbs_up:

Superb image.......hope you was using a long lens...........and not a close up.... :hmz:

Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by hilda » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:42 am

The Heron will have to make several more catches like that for a proper meal! Beautiful image Jan! :clap: :clap:

What a big Cobra Kaapsedraai! I don't know if I would have been able to sit still while he is passing at my feet! :shock:
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Unread post by Tessa G » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:15 am

OH GOOD GRIEF :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

Kaapsedraai, my BIGGEST FEAR is snakes in the bird hides. A perfect spot for them and I always enter a hide, if we are the only people there, with such caution and cast a beady eye over the floor.....and now you show it will come along even when full of people.......... :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: I am going to be watching my feet quite often from now on :lol: :lol:

Great photo by the way....... :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:22 pm

Ed.......small crop .he was 7 meters away... :thumbs_up:

Squacco Heron fly by...

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Unread post by Tessa G » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:46 pm

What a beauty.... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:16 pm

Thank you Tessa..really appreciate your comment :thumbs_up:

Today only a Bushbuck.....

This one was pushing her luck to get a snack......

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Unread post by Nkulu » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:29 pm

Birds are brilliant as always, and the Bushbuck is Beautiful :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:49 pm

excellent action shot of the Squacco heron in flight, Jan. :clap:

The bushbuck enjoying a meal also beautifully captured. :dance:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:13 pm

Squacco heron...scratching his head.... :D
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Unread post by Toddelelfe » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:50 am

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by hilda » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:23 am

Beautiful Squaccos Jan and Kaapsedraai, and I love the Bushbuck Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Tessa G » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:11 am

Beautiful little Bushbuck Jan, that is taking quite a chance.... :whistle: :clap:

That squacco has become a very faithful resident by all accounts Kaapsedraai. A lovely photo of his very cute hairdo. :clap: :lol:
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