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Vulture - Egyptian

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:11 pm

I was tipped off that there is this juvenile is in the area here near Balule/Olifants high water bridge, Kruger National Park. Saw it yesterday and again this morning, very much hanging back and keeping a distance at a lion kill 6km south of Balule.

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Re: Vulture - Egyptian

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:11 pm

Wonderful photo Dinkybird!

Soooo, I'm considering driving to Phalaborwa to see the pelicans at Sable Dam. Knowing this bird is still around, it would make for a nice bonus if I drive via Olifants and exit at Orpen on Saturday...... decisions decisions ...... :hmz: :hmz:

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Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:48 pm

What a bonus sighting DB :clap: :clap: :clap: Stunning photo :thumbs_up:

Sounds like a great idea Karin Mitton :D :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Mischief » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:21 pm

Magnificent Bird! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Good luck Karin, hope you get to spot this beauty this weekend :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:53 am

DinkyBird wrote: Saw it yesterday and again this morning


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

One LUCKY Angel!

I have twitched this bird on four separate occasions over the last year and dipped EVERY TIME!
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Re: Vulture - Egyptian

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:58 am

Stunning.... :D :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

I am off to Balule soon.....lets :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:
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Unread post by Elsa » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:43 am

A fantastic and special sighting D! :clap:

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Unread post by RayK » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:28 pm

Hi DinkyBird,
Great sighting. I've never seen one in the wild. :mrgreen: If I were in Kruger you just know that I'd be heading to that spot.

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:30 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:
DinkyBird wrote: Saw it yesterday and again this morning


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

One LUCKY Angel!

I have twitched this bird on four separate occasions over the last year and dipped EVERY TIME!

JVR, I dedicate the sighting to you for all you do, and have done, to promote a love of birding on these forums.
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Re: Vulture - Egyptian

Unread post by anne catherine » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:20 pm

Beautiful pic DinkyBird :thumbs_up:
I will be at Olifants in less than three weeks now,hope this vulture will still be in the corner,will drive the S90 to look after :whistle:

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Re: Vulture - Egyptian

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:10 am

There is a lot of lions in the area, and so hopefully more kills close to the roads - and then :pray: the EV will be there. He hangs back a fair bit, but once the lions moved off, did move forward and mingled with the other vultures. So my advice (like I am a BIG birder here ;) ) is to look to the background of a group of vultures for him.
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Re: Vulture - Egyptian

Unread post by anne catherine » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:57 pm

Thanks DinkyBird,

I will follow your advice(hope this is good in english) :D


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