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WillieV May 2011 in Kgalagadi. July 2012

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:41 pm

I was always reluctant to write a trip report, but after I spoke with GavinW I decided to post
Fourth time ”lucky” in Kgalagadi - May 2012.

I have now decided to post a short photo report on our 2011 visit to Kgalagadi. Some of the 2011 photos were posted in my 2012 report and I will only refer to them in this report.

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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:31 pm

Cheetah sightings.

At Dikbaardskolk early in the morning with dew.
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Hunting in the Nossob river.
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In the Auob river.
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Kill in the Auob.
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Also in the Auob river.
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:40 pm

Still in the Auob river.
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:57 pm

Thanks Foxy.

Here are Cheetah sightings near Leeudril.

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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:33 pm

Here are a few birds from 2011.

Pigmy Falcon hiding.
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Black-shouldered Kite eating.
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Ostrich bathing.
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:41 pm

Fork-tailed Drongo attacking Tawny Eagle.

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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:11 pm

White Stork flying.
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Shaft-tailed Whydah.
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Juvenile Whydah ?
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Common Fiscal
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:22 am

Greater Kestrel.
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:37 pm

Thanks GavinW, I just love the Pygmy Falcons.

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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:40 am

Black-backed Jackal. The cunning one.
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Giraffe. The tall one.
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Brant's Wistling Rat. The small one.
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:46 am

Puff Adder. The poisonous one.
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Cape cobra. Another poisonous one.
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Whip snake ?. Ditto.
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:56 am

Tortoise. The slow one.
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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WillieV
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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:00 am

Gemsbok. The young one.
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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WillieV
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Award: Sighting of the year - Non Predator (2015)
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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:15 pm

Cape of Storms with the Cobra we could see how he swallowed the birds.

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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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WillieV
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Award: Sighting of the year - Non Predator (2015)
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Re: May 2011 in Kgalagadi.

Unread post by WillieV » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:27 pm

In 2011 we saw 24 lions, here are a few of them.

He was the star of 2011. More pics of him are in my 2012 report. (Did not plan to write a 2011 report.)
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His father was watching.
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"


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