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WillieV
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:29 am

At Kamqua we were told there was Lions about 4 km on the Mata Mata road and after a quick bite we went north to look for them.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
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WillieV
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:32 am

They had no plans to go anywhere.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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WillieV
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:34 am

I don’t think the Springbok appreciated the sighting as much as we did.

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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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WillieV
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
Award: Sighting of the year - Non Predator (2015)
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:27 pm

This Rock Kestrel was not happy.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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WillieV
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Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
Award: Sighting of the year - Non Predator (2015)
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Location: Western Cape

Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:29 pm

There was a Slender Mongoose under the tree. He later went up the tree and the bird flew away.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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WillieV
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:04 am

The two Warthogs in the Auob river was a first for us in the Park.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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WillieV
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:06 am

One of many Springbok in the Auob river.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
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WillieV
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:07 am

R I P

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Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Crimson-breasted Shrike .

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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
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WillieV
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:18 pm

This Crimson-breasted Shrike was not shy.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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WillieV
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
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Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:22 pm

One of a few Martial Eagle sightings.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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WillieV
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
Award: Sighting of the year - Non Predator (2015)
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Location: Western Cape

Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:04 pm

Our second last sighting for the first full day in the Park was this Brown Hyaena one hundred meters before Twee Rivieren Camps gate. He/she was in the road and then ran into the Botswana side.

Brown Hyaena
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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WillieV
Senior Virtual Ranger
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
Award: Sighting of the year - Non Predator (2015)
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Location: Western Cape

Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:08 pm

The last sighting of our first full day was this immature Black-headed Heron at the water hole at Twee Rivieren Gate.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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WillieV
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Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
Award: Sighting of the year - Non Predator (2015)
Posts: 2971
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:03 pm
Location: Western Cape

Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:55 am

Day three. 5 May
We were on our way to Nossob camp for 5 nights. I desided to take the long route, Leeudril, lower dune road, Auchterlonie, Kamqua, upper Dune road, Dikbaardskolk to Nossob.

Close to Leeudril we had our first African Wild Cat sighting this year.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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WillieV
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Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or Insects - Butterfly Award (2016)
Award: Sighting of the year - Non Predator (2015)
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Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:03 pm
Location: Western Cape

Re: Kgalagadi May 2013. Less animals, but a few great sighti

Unread post by WillieV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:57 am

The lower Dune road delivered nothing special.

On the Mata Mata road was this typical sighting.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)


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