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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:33 am

Jan van Wyk wrote:EG...not many people love them.....


I do love them Jan, despite the noise! To me they are beautiful! :clap: :clap:

Beautiful shot of the Pied too! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:52 pm

Thank you for the comments and views...

Hilda glad thy got your vote :D

Squacco Heron fly by...

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:17 am

Another perfect shot Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Pumbaa » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:12 pm

That squacco shots is brilliant, Jan :mrgreen:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby susanna1 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:17 pm

Wow ...brilliant sightings and images at LP!!

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:04 am

Thank you Pumbaa and Hilda for the comments :thumbs_up:

Heron fly by...

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby JimS » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:06 pm

On a recent early morning visit to LP we were watching a pair of Grey Herons making a nest, the male coming and going, bringing twigs to the nest.

ImageGrey Heron Nesting 1 by Jim, on Flickr

Suddenly a third Grey Heron tried to land on the nest, but the reaction of the two nesting birds forced the third heron to land in the branches infront of the nest. Losing it's balance the heron fell backwards into the water but in the process managed to tangle one foot in the branches.

ImageGrey Heron Nesting 2 by Jim, on Flickr

Hanging upside down with it's head totally submerged at times we thought the heron may drown. We saw a similar incident some years ago where the heron could not escape and died hanging from branches.

ImageGrey Heron Nesting 3 by Jim, on Flickr

Fortunately the heron managed to free the leg, and after much splashing around in the water, flew to a tree to recover.

ImageGrey Heron Nesting 4 by Jim, on Flickr

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby ChristineS » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:28 pm

This snake, possibly a Boomslang ?? was the star of the afternoon show. The snake was about 1.5 metres long, and draped itself on a branch overhanging the entrance to the hide. The snake was content to watch the visitors enter and leave the hide for a considerable time.

ImageSnake at Lake Panic 1 by Christine Stockton, on Flickr

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:54 pm

Stunning photo of the Heron fly by Jan! :clap: :clap:

Great series of pictures of the Herons on the nest JimS! I'm so glad the one who fell in the water managed to free his leg! :dance: :dance:

ChristineS, I don't know Snakes, but it could be a Boomslang. A beautiful Snake, but on a branch overhanging the entrance to the hide? :big_eyes:

I wonder how many people saw it? :hmz:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:10 pm

Thank you Hilda for the comment :thumbs_up:

Wow ...that's a big snake ....superb image,sighting and colours!!

Bushbuck ram reflection....

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:51 am

Excellent moments captured of Goant & Pied KF, Squacco in action and Buschbuck. :clap:

JimS, it must have been quite moment to watch this action of the Grey heron - excellently captured. :dance:

ChristineS, Just stunning sighting ... well spotted and great pic :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:41 pm

Thank you Kaapsedraai :thumbs_up:

Goliath....

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Goronta » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:09 pm

Wonderful :clap: :clap: :clap: Jan
Do like this guy seen from a very different angle :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Ladybirder » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:45 pm

Brilliant picture of Goliath Jan, Stunning :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:24 am

Stunning close-up of the Goliath Jan! :clap: :clap:
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