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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by hilda » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:47 pm

Stunning sighting Phokojwe! Thank you for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:21 pm

Phokojwe wrote:BB: this was west of the high water bridge (H1-4) towards Phalaborwa on the northern shore.

The first was one we saw on the 06th September was also further west but on the southern shore


Wonderful :thumbs_up: That makes at least 3 known Pel's sites on the Olifants River.
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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:54 am

How wonderful.
Thanks so mich for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:19 pm

So good to know they are still there! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by Hippotragus » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:50 pm

Thanks Phokojwe. That's amazing. Still on my wish list!
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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by redwingstarling » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:42 pm

Finally got to see this owl after many years of hunting for it - and realised that actually it's not so much about the owl but the places it takes you. Wrote this blog about it http://www.redwingstarling.co.za/2015/0 ... g-owl.html

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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:01 am

Phokojwe, beautiful. :D

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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by naomi c » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:08 am

Redwingstarling - loved your story about your search for this elusive bird! I am still searching! :mrgreen:
And I really would not mind to loose a my goldfish to a Pels!!! :D

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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by spargish » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:03 am

For those of you who don't follow Latest Sightings on social media, a Pels was spotted on the S3 a few kilos from Kruger Gate. When last was a Pels spotted on the Sabie?

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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:53 pm

That is just so incredible, will keep my eyes peeled in Feb! 8)

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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by onewithnature » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:14 am

Exciting - we will be around the Balule area in December and, though I suppose we will not have the benefit of stiffneck insider information, there is still am outside chance we could see a Pels. I have only seen it once in my life and the weird thing was that I was not even looking for it. I passed a large tree on the H10 and, for some unknown reason, happened to glance back into its shade. There, perched in all its glory was a Pels. At first I did not believe it, but after struggling to keep the binoculars still from overexcitement, there was no doubting the large size and unmistakeable head. Who knows if I will ever see another one, but Kruger has a way of blowing away the opposition, especially if the odds against are large. :D :pray:
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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:17 pm

Saw a pair with Joh 4 hours ago, in trees in the first tributary upstream of the Balule bridge over the Olifants on the Balule side.

Howzat for precise Stiffneck insider info OWN?
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Re: Latest on Pels Fishing owl?

Unread post by hilda » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:05 am

Well done BB! Glad you found them! :dance: :dance:
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