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

Unread post by WillieV » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:03 pm

Crossed the road and rest under a tree on the dune. She came down to drink water four times during the same day. On one occasion she caught a Jackal. We missed that, but were very happy with our Leopard 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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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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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 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:45 pm

Our afternoon drive to Kwang was less exciting.
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk.
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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
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: 2970
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 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:50 pm

Crowned Lapwing
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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
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: 2970
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 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:53 pm

And this Jackal looking in your eyes.
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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
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: 2970
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 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:05 pm

One more of Balete, while I have space on this page.
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On her first appearance that day at Marie se gat she was chased away by two Cheetahs. We did not see the Cheetahs, but Muhammad did and he told us.
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 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:50 am

Day five we did the drive from Nossob to to Unions End.
We were told of a male Lion sighting the previous day at Bedinkt and spotted him the morning.

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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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Location: Western Cape

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

Unread post by WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:55 am

A Immature Gabar Goshawk ?
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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 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Namaqua Sandgrouse lying low at Lijersdraai.
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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)
Posts: 2970
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 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:17 pm

Our first Warthogs sighting in the Nossob river.
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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
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: 2970
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 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:20 pm

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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
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: 2970
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 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:40 pm

Lijersdraai.
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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
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: 2970
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 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:47 pm

Sociable Weavers at Lijersdraai.
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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
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: 2970
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 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:48 pm

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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
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: 2970
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 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:50 pm

Scaly-feathered Finch.
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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
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: 2970
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 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:10 pm

The upgraded loo at Lijersdraai. Gates etc.
Now the Lions will have to use the bush, shame.
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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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