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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:11 pm

Seen yesterday at the Kgomo-Kgomo floodplain. More photos in Stiffnecks outings report.

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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by Wild about cats » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:04 pm

Seen on the Shongololo Loop near Mopani, just below a Little Bittern :dance:

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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by JenB » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:13 pm

Not fair! :twisted:
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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:55 am

I really really want to see this bird.
I was going through some photos from my India trip (two years) earlier this week and came across a photo of a Painted Snipe! So I have actually seen one, but I can't tick it :(
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Unread post by TrevorC » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:54 pm

Josh - I think this calls for a trip to Kgomo-Kgomo or Marievale at some stage soon :hmz:
I have also never seen one of these and has been on my wishlist for ages.

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Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:00 pm

Sounds good :)
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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by francoisd » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:58 pm

On 2011/03/03 we found a male attending to 4 chicks on the Orpen dam road.
It was were the N'waswitsontso river crosses the road. Travelling from the Satara side they were on the right.

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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:42 am

Seen at Ljiersdraai waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park on 3rd Jan this year.

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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by JenB » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:51 am

Wow wanderw! :clap: :clap:
That's quite a spot for KTP, ain't it?
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Unread post by wanderw » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:45 pm

@JenB - A first for us! :dance: Everyone we told about this sighting seemed very surprised, so yes, I think it is quite a spot for KTP! :thumbs_up: (Trevor also included it in his 'Rare Birds Report')
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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by JenB » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:53 pm

Congrats! :dance:
My word, I was expecting to at least see some greenery in the pic but you found it at a mud puddle!
Great sighting!! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Jumbo » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:27 am

@ Wanderw…wow, that is quite amazing!!! :shock: :mrgreen:

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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:08 pm

I got my best view ever of a Greater Painted Snipe while dipping on the Marievale Baillon's crake this morning.

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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by Scottm » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:29 pm

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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

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