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Re: BluTuna goes West

Unread post by BluTuna » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:37 pm

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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
18 November 2013, Lower Sabie

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Unread post by BluTuna » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:38 pm

Last picture for the day, a beautiful tree as the sun set
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
18 November 2013, Lower Sabie

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Unread post by BluTuna » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:45 pm

Day 11, Thursday June 13, Twee Rivieren.

This morning we drove up the Nossob river road to the Melkvlei picnic spot, across the lower dune road and down the Auob river road to TR.

Not far from the camp we spied a Tawny Eagle on the ground.
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
18 November 2013, Lower Sabie

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Unread post by BluTuna » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:45 pm

and a Steenbok ewe
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
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Unread post by BluTuna » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:47 pm

One of many Kori Bustards we saw on the trip. This was one was all puffed up.
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An oryx was making good use of his long tongue (I have an aunt who can do that!).
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
18 November 2013, Lower Sabie

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Unread post by BluTuna » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:48 pm

Another Gabar Goshawk in beautiful light.
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
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Unread post by BluTuna » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:49 pm

Then, something a little different and unexpected at Leeuwdril water hole, a pair of African Shellducks.
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
18 November 2013, Lower Sabie

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Unread post by BluTuna » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:50 pm

A panorama with dunes and a Sociable Weaver's tree
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A branch from this tree had fallen right next to the road, brought down by the weight of the Sociable Weaver's nests.
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
18 November 2013, Lower Sabie

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Unread post by BluTuna » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:51 pm

The birds were busy salvaging building materials from it.
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
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Unread post by BluTuna » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:51 pm

The one with the twig was determined to give it to the other one, who really didn't want it.
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
18 November 2013, Lower Sabie

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Unread post by BluTuna » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:52 pm

Ripples in the windblown dunes.
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
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Re: BluTuna goes West

Unread post by BluTuna » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:53 am

Day 11, Thursday June 13, Twee Rivieren. Continued.....

A juvenile Martial Eagle who seemed to be having balance problems
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
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Unread post by BluTuna » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:54 am

Some Brindled Gnu portraits.
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
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Unread post by BluTuna » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:55 am

Distant Suricates who were too cold to do anything but stand in the sun.
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Whitebacked Vulture.
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15-17 November 2013, day visitor at Croc Bridge gate.
18 November 2013, Lower Sabie

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Re: BluTuna goes West

Unread post by BluTuna » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:56 am

A Lanner Falcon in the road.
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