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Owl: Pel's Fishing

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Re: Owl: Pel's Fishing

Unread post by johanrebel » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:01 pm

onewithnature wrote:I think many people, however, would give a lot to see even one of those Pel's sightings, Johan.
Of course, I fully understand that.

Funny thing is, my first ever Pel's sighting required no effort whatsoever. Drove to the Fig Tree forest in Mkuze, got out of the car, crossed a donga, and there they were. Two of them. It was a cinch, took not even two minutes, and back then I had no idea that it was a special sighting. I saw Pel's before I saw most other southern African owls.

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Re: Owl: Pel's Fishing

Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:58 am

8) Soon we'll be dubbing your Mr. Pels, JR. :wink:
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Re: Owl: Pel's Fishing

Unread post by Goronta » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:41 pm

This was last may exactly the 5th at 7.55 pm in Pafuri camp (Makuleke concession).We were back from a nice drive and this guy was waiting for us .
We had a first quick sighting a few years ago of a Pel's fishing owl (without picture :mrgreen: )


This one lasted a little bit longer :thumbs_up: Round the( Crooks) Corner ...




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Re: Owl: Pel's Fishing

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:40 pm

Quite brilliant!

I will be there in early November and will look out for it.
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Re: Owl: Pel's Fishing

Unread post by Goronta » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:59 pm

A few more pictures of a second sighting on Levuvhu bridge at Pafuri on may 6th 2016, the day following my night sighting

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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

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Re: Owl: Pel's Fishing

Unread post by hilda » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:25 pm

You were so lucky with your Pel's Fishing Owl sightings Goronta! We will definitely keep our eyes peeled next week, maybe we will also be lucky to see one! Your pictures are stunning! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Owl: Pel's Fishing

Unread post by onewithnature » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:10 am

Magnificent sightings, Goronta. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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