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KGALAGADI MAY 2017. What a great time we had!

Unread post by WillieV » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:46 pm

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We are back from, once again, a very special visit to Kgalagadi Trasfrontier Park . We were in the Park from the 2nd till the 18th of May.
Entering the Park at Twee Rivieren at about 11H30 our chalet was not yet available so we went for an afternoon drive along the Nossob river.

Our afternoon sightings included the following.
Crimson-breasted Shrike.
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Gemsbok at Samevloeiing.
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The first of many Ostrich sightings.
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Male Namaqua Dove.
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Secretarybirds.
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Lots of young Ostriches on this trip.
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Kori Bustard
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TBC.
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Re: KGALAGADI MAY 2017. What a great time we had !

Unread post by hilda » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:58 pm

Lovely sightings on your afternoon drive WillieV! Beautiful birds, with a lovely Kori Bustard taking a dust bath! Beautifully captured! :clap: :clap:

Looking forward to read all about this trip! :popcorn:
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Unread post by barryels » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:10 pm

Wonderful start WillieV :thumbs_up: .

Love the Kori Bustard taking a dust bath :D .

Looking forward to the trip :popcorn: .
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Unread post by Goronta » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:38 pm

I'm on board (and will try not to fall off :D )

Very nice start WillieV :thumbs_up:
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KTP JULY-AUGUST 2017
jul 27th/ 28th : K.K
29th : Nossob
30th to aug 1st : Gharagab
aug 2nd to 5th : Grootkolk
aug 6th to 7th : KTC then Namibia and Namaqua : 16th

KRUGER OCT 22th- NOV 1st :D

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Unread post by WillieV » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:05 pm

Welcome and thank you hilda and barryels.
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Unread post by WillieV » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:07 pm

Welcome on board Goronta.
I shall try not to go so fast this time. :)
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Unread post by WillieV » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:33 pm

More afternoon drive sightings.
Resting Springbok.
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Gemsbok.
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Capped Wheatear on the Botswana side. :)
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Gemsbok trying to hide behind a dead tree.
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More Ostriches.
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That evening we took the correct decision to drive along the Auob river the next day as it turned out to be, sighting wise,
our best ever first day in the Park.
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:02 am

Willie, it is lovely to see you back. 8)

As ever, there is a feast of beautiful images. I have to chucke at the Gemsbok behind the tree. :lol: :lol: I had a labbie that used to do that when he had stolen food.

The red in your Shrike is really astounding and I love the baby Ostriches.

As for the Leopard... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Excellent way of getting our attention. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by WillieV » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:34 am

Thank you for your kind words Meandering Mouse and welcome on board.
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Unread post by billyf » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:28 am

Great start to your TR Willie !! really like your pics of the Khori bustard having a dust bath, ditto the ostriches. :thumbs_up: All your pics are really good, and the intro pic of the leopard is superb. :clap: :clap:

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Unread post by hilda » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:48 am

Lovely sightings on the rest of your afternoon drive WillieV! Those Ostrich chicks are so cute! :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by WillieV » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:48 pm

Thank you for your kind comments billyf.
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Unread post by WillieV » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:51 pm

It was good to see so many Ostrich chicks hilda.
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Unread post by colbol » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 pm

Very nice Willie.
18 days !! looking forward to this adventure.

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Unread post by WillieV » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:18 am

Welcome on board colbol.
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