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Rock-jumper: Cape

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Touareg
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Re: Rock Jumper

Unread post by Touareg » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:00 pm

I went to the Rooiels site on Saturday morning first thing when the mountain was still in shadow. It was windy as heck. Didn't see or hear the rockjumpers. Did see a far off shape of two Ground Woodpeckers on a rock and also a Cape Rock Thrush. So I went off to see the penguins at Stoney Point and the Harold Porter botanical garden and then returned later around midday for another try. Still nothing. I bumped into more people looking for these guys, but without any luck. I will try again soon.
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Re: Rock-jumper: Cape

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue May 24, 2011 5:13 pm

I saw this female half way up the Swartberg Pass coming from Oudtshoorn on Friday 20 May 2011.

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Re: Rock-jumper: Cape

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:13 am

I got them Rooi Els 'jumpers... both male and female... Exactly as explained in earlier posts, the strategy and spot still works! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Rock-jumper: Cape

Unread post by Johann » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:29 am

Stunning shots Johan :clap:
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Re: Rock-jumper: Cape

Unread post by francoisd » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:48 am

Glad that you got them at last Johan :clap:
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Re: Rock-jumper: Cape

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:02 pm

Swartberg.

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