Skip to Content

Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Augrabies, Kgalagadi, Mokala, Namaqua, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld
User avatar
Goronta
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year- Bird - Fish Eagle Award (2016)
Posts: 2678
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:30 pm
Location: France for a while

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:46 am

Dangerous close up for my camera in july 2007



Image
Carpe diem

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

User avatar
lion queen
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
Posts: 13858
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:03 pm
Location: Upington SA

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:54 am

Splish splash I'll be taking a bath........

Image
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough - Mae West

User avatar
Goronta
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year- Bird - Fish Eagle Award (2016)
Posts: 2678
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:30 pm
Location: France for a while

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:11 pm

Nice ladies bathing lion queen :thumbs_up:


No macro lens eos5d.
In 2007 I had a Panasonic bridge camera and I took some risks with this close up :big_eyes: (Should have been wearing an helmet :lol: )
It's easier(and less risky) now with my 7D and 100-400 lens

Kgalagadi in july 2011

Female house sparrow ? :hmz:

Image
Carpe diem

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

Jan van Wyk
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Travel Tale of the Year - KNP Kruger Campfire Award (2016)
Award: Sighting of the Year - Birds (2015)
Posts: 6428
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:37 pm

Great sightings and images!! :clap: :clap:
lion queen...the result afterwards.. :hmz:

Image

RoelfA
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 729
Joined: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:26 pm

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RoelfA » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:37 pm

Jan,Goronta and Lion Queen...great images. :clap: :clap:

I believe this was a very rare sighting,so I was told by a friend who also loves KTP. :dance: :dance:

Image

User avatar
OomDaan
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 83
Joined: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:15 pm
Location: Boland

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by OomDaan » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:39 pm

Birds of Prey in Action

PCG catching a sandgrouse
Image

Lanner Falcon catching a Namakwa dove.
Image

Scaly-feathered Finch (Baardmannetjie)
Image

Lanner Falcon with dove
Image

Bateleur with Slender Mongoose
Image

User avatar
Robbert
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1000
Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 8:48 am
Location: Houten, The Netherlands

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Robbert » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:21 pm

Double-banded Courser sitting on her egg.
Picture made September 2003

Image

Best regards,


Rob

05-03 TR
06-03/08-03 Nossob
09-03 Kalahari Tented Camp
10-03/11-03 TR
24-03/25-03 Augrabies
Award Public Sighting of the Month December 2006

Mokala 22- 25 10/2016
Mountain Zebra 26-29 10/2016
Camdeboo 29 -30 10/2016
Karoo 30/10-01/11/2016
West Coast 02-04/11/2016
Kalahari 08-14/11/2016

Kalahari 25/02-04/03/2017

Jan van Wyk
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Travel Tale of the Year - KNP Kruger Campfire Award (2016)
Award: Sighting of the Year - Birds (2015)
Posts: 6428
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:32 pm

Missed the Abdim's uploaded previously, thanks for the correction :thumbs_up: ...but for me still a rare sighting ,never saw one in KTP :D

Full frame Kori Bustard

Image

User avatar
Goronta
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year- Bird - Fish Eagle Award (2016)
Posts: 2678
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:30 pm
Location: France for a while

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:38 pm

Interesting pictures on this active thread :thumbs_up:
Thank you,Merci Anne-Marie for your ID :gflower: . I try but :redface:

Beautiful shots OomDaan :thumbs_up:
Nice Courser eos5d first time for me
And Abdims storks never seen except on this forum
Thanks RoelfA and Anne-Marie :clap: :clap:

My friend in july 2011 at the end of the day close to K.K camp


Image
Carpe diem

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

User avatar
Goronta
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year- Bird - Fish Eagle Award (2016)
Posts: 2678
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:30 pm
Location: France for a while

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:07 pm

Thank you lion queen for your kind words :thumbs_up:

Common for sure but a bird seen in Kgalagadi ... :D

Image
Carpe diem

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

User avatar
Goronta
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year- Bird - Fish Eagle Award (2016)
Posts: 2678
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:30 pm
Location: France for a while

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:30 pm

I agree lion queen they are very very intelligent birds
When a child (a long long time ago... ) I had a tame one.

In the series Birds and blue sky (I do not dare an ID, Anne-Marie is watching...) :D

Image
Carpe diem

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

Jan van Wyk
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Travel Tale of the Year - KNP Kruger Campfire Award (2016)
Award: Sighting of the Year - Birds (2015)
Posts: 6428
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:54 pm

Great sightings Goronta :clap: :clap:

Crimson-breasted Shrike......one of the most colorful birds of KTP...

Image

User avatar
Goronta
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year- Bird - Fish Eagle Award (2016)
Posts: 2678
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:30 pm
Location: France for a while

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:09 pm

Melvlei picnic site in july 2008

Some table inspection by a white-browed sparrow- Weaver (? :pray: )


Image




Image
Carpe diem

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

User avatar
Goronta
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year- Bird - Fish Eagle Award (2016)
Posts: 2678
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:30 pm
Location: France for a while

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:15 pm

Table inspection still ongoing ..... :D


Image
Carpe diem

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

User avatar
Goronta
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year- Bird - Fish Eagle Award (2016)
Posts: 2678
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:30 pm
Location: France for a while

Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Still at Melkvlei picnic site ,once they inspected the table, they started checking the car .... (not the best shot)



Image
Carpe diem

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


Return to “Arid Parks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Karin Mitton at 17:55:31
orpen
Submitted by Ton&Herma at 20:36:27
satara
Submitted by Ton&Herma at 23:43:22
nossob
Submitted by moose at 20:00:38