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Re: They are here!!!

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:06 pm

Elmar wrote:Great, now just hoping to get the first reports that the woodlands kingfishers have arrived!

Not heard, nor seen one. At Punda now. Very hot, and bush is dry although there is surface water around.
Will keep eyes and ears peeled for the first Woody!

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Re: New borns in Kruger

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:21 pm

To those visiting Kruger at this time I hope that you will see the many Impala lambs that usually start arriving roughly at this time of the year. Or any of the other newly born animals.
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Re: They are here!!!

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:09 pm

A Mother's Love:

We were so blessed to be part of the process of this little guy's entry into this big world today. When we arrived he was breathing, but still had not freed his legs from his mother. Our impie baby had two folk (and a few more!) rooting for him to get up and get going and wish him a wonderful long and happy life in the Kruger :)

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Re: They are here!!!

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:11 pm

How extra special is that !!! :clap: :dance: :clap:
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Re: They are here!!!

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:25 pm

Absolutely very special moments!
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Re: They are here!!!

Unread postby barryels » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:48 am

Must be amazing to see all the little ones being born DB :clap: :clap: .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up: .
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Re: They are here!!!

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:11 pm

The video spans real time of about 20 mins.


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Re: They are here!!!

Unread postby hilda » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:03 am

So small and cute, struggling to get up! Stunning sighting DinkyBird and Hawk, and a beautiful video! Thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Re: New borns in Kruger

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:42 am

It would be great to know whether the arrival of the Impala Lambs of the Kruger National Park has started :) and whether they are plentiful this 2015 season?
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Re: New borns in Kruger

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:03 pm

They seem to come first in the north for some reason. I am going Mopani way next weekend and then might spend some time in the north and will look for them.
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Re: New borns in Kruger

Unread postby bushguy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:25 pm

Probably a bit early ? I saw the first one in the south on 3 Nov last year. It all depends on when the full moon was at the beginning of mating season.

It's going to be a tough season - dry dry dry !
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Re: New borns in Kruger

Unread postby arks » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:46 pm

ecojunkie wrote:They seem to come first in the north for some reason. I am going Mopani way next weekend and then might spend some time in the north and will look for them.

That's interesting, since when I was in KNP last November, travelling from Punda via Sirheni, Oilfants and Tamboti to Skukuza, I only saw my first lamb (and only one) on the S100 around 10 November. I saw a (very) few more when travelling from Tamboti to Skukuza (S36) on the 14th, and again a few more between Skukuza and LS on the 15th. But it was clearly still early in the lambing season. It was still very dry in the north and I noted a marked change when I reached the southern half of the S36 as there had clearly been some rain. Farther north it was still very dry thru mid-November. I believe that the impala don't in general drop their lambs until after there have been some pring rains and thus some new grass?
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Re: New borns in Kruger

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:59 pm

The story about ewes waiting for the rains is just that .... a story, despite being often repeated!

But I have noticed from trip reports etc that lambs seem to be seen earlier in the north, hence my comment. It probably varies!!!!!
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