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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Sat May 18, 2013 8:28 am

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1. These stats give myself an overview of species which is most seen on the drives, also help with questions which may arise.
2.This is based on sightings for the year and do not take the following into account.
The season
Number of drives
Number of species seen on each drive.

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Unread post by anne-marie » Sat May 18, 2013 8:59 am

interesting :thumbs_up:
thank you :D
animals increase... or driver are better to spot them :wink:
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Unread post by MarkusF » Sat May 18, 2013 10:48 am

Thanks for posting the stats, very interesting indeed. In most species a remarkable increase. Only bat-eared fox that shows a decline.

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Unread post by hilda » Sat May 18, 2013 2:05 pm

Very interesting indeed AG! I am so glad that you keep record of all the special sightings you have seen! Keep up the good work! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Erika oosthuysen » Sun May 19, 2013 3:45 pm

We are sleeping over at the Augrabies for one night before we go to the Kgalagadi in July. It will be my first time to both these parks :roll: I know - but since 1969 KNP was our basis and we went there very often. I am very stupid - listening to what you all write about the animals in Augrabies - I cannot wait. Six weeks from now!

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Unread post by hilda » Sun May 19, 2013 4:01 pm

If I were you, Erika oosthuysen, I would book at least another night at Augrabies! One night there is not enough! We have made that mistake in March! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Mon May 20, 2013 8:01 am

Morning all :) .
Erika oosthuysen wrote:I am very stupid - listening to what you all write about the animals in Augrabies - I cannot wait. Six weeks from now!

Just to put a bit of salt further into it :) .
The tourist that I had over the weekend really wanted to see red rock rabbit and Hartmann zebra,also wanted to take pics of them.We was lucky to find 3 red rock rabbits as well as 2 separate family groups of Hartmann zebra's so they manage pics for red rock rabbit, zebra a bit to far, but they was satisfied.
And for me a first time that I hear a alarm/distress call for red rock rabbit and scrub hare, sounds are very similar,
Sightings for 18/05
Scrub hare
Red rock rabbit
Spotted eagle owl
African wildcat

Steenbok
Springbok
Gemsbok
Kudu's
Giraffes
Hartmann zebra's

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Unread post by MarkusF » Mon May 20, 2013 8:51 am

Another AWC sighting. Whoop-Whoop!!

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Unread post by anne-marie » Mon May 20, 2013 10:52 am

it's pleased to have happy tourists :dance:
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Unread post by hilda » Mon May 20, 2013 10:58 am

I'm also looking forward to take pictures of the Scrub Hare and Red Rock Rabbit next year! Would love to see a Porcupine or two as well! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by lion queen » Mon May 20, 2013 11:04 am

Very interesting reading material those stats.......thank you so much for sharing.

Nice variety you saw Saturday........ :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri May 24, 2013 9:12 am

Sightings for 22/05
We found a spotted eagle owl at the low water bridge and giraffes a bit further on.
The people that I had was so hasty on the drive in a sense not to disturb the animals, or just to see as much as possible.

In the area of Moonrock a black back jackal and in Kukurasiep dry river bed a genet on the lower branches of a tree, with no luck it does not want to come out.
Hartmann zebra's at Oranjekom waterhole and a Kudu bull and cow lying down in the area of the Black Ridges.
A perfect oppurtunity for tooking pics of red rock rabbits as two of them was so close together but just to fast, another one a bit further and a herd of eland in the same area as well.
Scrub hare's as well and klipspringers at the end of the drive.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by lion queen » Fri May 24, 2013 10:06 am

Lovely drive ...... :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri May 24, 2013 12:21 pm

Last night sightings:
Was not on this drive,but this is what was seen,
Scrub hare
Red rock rabbit
Spotted eagle owl
Aardwolf, :) hope we will have plenty of these for the remaining year, a trap cam in front of a aardvark hole will do the trick :hmz:

Klipspringers
Springbok
Kudu's
Gemsbok
Giraffes

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by lion queen » Fri May 24, 2013 2:33 pm

Aardwolf!!!........... :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Yes for the trick......... :thumbs_up: :D
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