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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:21 am

Great image and sighting Goronta!!

My contribution today.......secretary bird dance...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:42 pm

Nice dance ! Jan :thumbs_up:

Not so noisy :wink: black korhaan KTP jul 2015

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KRUGER OCT 22th- NOV 1st :D
Oct 21st : Leaving Paris :dance:
Oct 23-24th : Punda Maria Safari Tent
Oct 25-29th : Pafuri
Oct 30th : Shimuwini
Nov 2nd : Back :cry:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:30 pm

Kgalagadi jul 2015 Picnic spot warden :thumbs_up:

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KRUGER OCT 22th- NOV 1st :D
Oct 21st : Leaving Paris :dance:
Oct 23-24th : Punda Maria Safari Tent
Oct 25-29th : Pafuri
Oct 30th : Shimuwini
Nov 2nd : Back :cry:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by bridger1215 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:24 am

Thanks again to everyone sharing their photos! Love them all.
October 2015

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ImageKgalagadi 1-5312 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKgalagadi 1-2889 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKalahari1-7264 by john morris, on Flickr

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by umtali1 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:02 am

With the weather outside so cold and drizzly :( I need something to remind me of the warmth on my back. So some more birds from nearly a year ago.........

A pygmy falcon
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Verreaux's eagle owl
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Kori bustard (and gemsbok!!!)
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:28 pm

Kgalagadi, paradise of birds of prey :thumbs_up:

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KRUGER OCT 22th- NOV 1st :D
Oct 21st : Leaving Paris :dance:
Oct 23-24th : Punda Maria Safari Tent
Oct 25-29th : Pafuri
Oct 30th : Shimuwini
Nov 2nd : Back :cry:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:11 pm

Thanks Jan for supporting this thread :thumbs_up:

Common but always a pleasure to watch those clever birds :dance: :dance:

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KTP aug 2015
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KRUGER OCT 22th- NOV 1st :D
Oct 21st : Leaving Paris :dance:
Oct 23-24th : Punda Maria Safari Tent
Oct 25-29th : Pafuri
Oct 30th : Shimuwini
Nov 2nd : Back :cry:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:14 pm

Great close up Goronta!!

Pygmy....

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by umtali1 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:20 pm

With no sunshine here, time to think of sunny days......BIG SIGH

Some more that were taken nearly a year ago........
At Mata Mata, a laughing dove
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White browed sparrow weaver
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Groundscraper thrush
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:45 pm

I like your Pygmy Jan :D
They are so cute :thumbs_up:

Active bush at Cubijte Quap,july 2015

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KRUGER OCT 22th- NOV 1st :D
Oct 21st : Leaving Paris :dance:
Oct 23-24th : Punda Maria Safari Tent
Oct 25-29th : Pafuri
Oct 30th : Shimuwini
Nov 2nd : Back :cry:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:14 pm

Time for a snack in KTP :lol:

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Happy Easter break :thumbs_up:
Carpe diem

KRUGER OCT 22th- NOV 1st :D
Oct 21st : Leaving Paris :dance:
Oct 23-24th : Punda Maria Safari Tent
Oct 25-29th : Pafuri
Oct 30th : Shimuwini
Nov 2nd : Back :cry:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:41 pm

Thanks Jan for your comments


One of my favourite images in 2015 Kgalagadi travel

Golden light for this tiny Pearl spotted owlet in Nossob restcamp (by the shop) :D

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Carpe diem

KRUGER OCT 22th- NOV 1st :D
Oct 21st : Leaving Paris :dance:
Oct 23-24th : Punda Maria Safari Tent
Oct 25-29th : Pafuri
Oct 30th : Shimuwini
Nov 2nd : Back :cry:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by jaffles » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:10 pm

Wonderful picture of the Lanner and the Owl!!!


Feeding on a springbok bone

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Back again in South Africa :dance:

KTP 30.10.2017 - 15.11.2017
Augrabies Fall NP 16. + 17.11.2017
KTP 19.02.2018 - 07.03.2018

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:39 pm

Beautiful shot jaffles :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks for your comments manicwalker jan :thumbs_up:

Verreaux eagle owl with a kill near Mata Mata jul 2015

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Carpe diem

KRUGER OCT 22th- NOV 1st :D
Oct 21st : Leaving Paris :dance:
Oct 23-24th : Punda Maria Safari Tent
Oct 25-29th : Pafuri
Oct 30th : Shimuwini
Nov 2nd : Back :cry:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by umtali1 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:25 pm

Some more from our visit

Festival of black chested snake eagles

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2016 Reis Verhaal from Kruger 'Bush' Camps
https://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?&t=93948

2013 Mokala and KNP,
2015 "Cape Town to Namibia border" - Ebb and Flow, Karoo NP, Mokala, Augrabies & KTP


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