Skip to Content

Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Tell us about your breathtaking experiences in the parks
User avatar
phhun
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 395
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:34 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby phhun » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:34 pm

Agreed umtali!
Fabulous pics charbel from KTP. there just isn't enough time to go back through older postings :evil:
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Phhun
2016 May-June
Shimuwini
Mopani
Letaba
Satara
Croc Bridge
Pretoriuskop
Napi Trail

User avatar
charbel
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 722
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Location: Brazil

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby charbel » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:55 pm

Dear Umtali and Phhun,
Thanks for the renewed interest. Work really takes us away from writing and enjoying other TRs. But to persevere is a consequence of how lovely it is to do both!

I will go on!

Cheers
Charbel

User avatar
Pumbaa
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3879
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:43 pm
Location: 2 days to go!

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby Pumbaa » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:37 pm

Love your owl shots, Charbel,

and also the grass mouse and the squirrel :clap: :clap: :clap:

User avatar
arks
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3421
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:53 pm
Location: Cambridge, MA (and home from home in Darling, WC)

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby arks » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:14 am

Glad that you're able to continue with your KTP adventures, Charbel. Your gorgeous owl is in fact a giant (Verreaux's) eagle owl (the whiteface scops owl is much much smaller!) and your goshawk is a pale (not dark, which is found in KNP, not KTP) chanting goshawk. And Pedro's photo of the little mouse is super! :thumbs_up:
RSA 2015
1-30 June Darling
30 June-8 July National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
8-15 July Mountain Zebra
16-22 July Cape Town
* * *
16-28 November Cape Town
29 November-20 January Darling

User avatar
charbel
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 722
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Location: Brazil

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby charbel » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:50 am

Dear Pumbaa,
Great you enjoyed! It was fantastic to see that Owl.

Dear Arks,
Thanks for the corrections. For the Goshawk, I identified correctly but wrote wrongly. Now the Owl, I used the identification we did on the spot, a wrong one. I will correct. Thanks for the interest in the TR!

Cheers
Charbel

User avatar
hilda
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2015)
FAC Member (2014)
Posts: 10248
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Location: Pretoria SA

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby hilda » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:15 am

Lovely series of pictures of the Ground Squirrel Charbel! They are awesome little creatures, as is the little Mouse! :clap: :clap:

Stunning Raptor and antelope sightings too! :dance: :dance:
The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do. - Unknown.
Kruger sleeps in March 2016
2 - 5: Skukuza
6 - 8: Crocodile Bridge
9 - 11: Lower Sabie
12 - 13: Biyamiti
14: Return home

User avatar
charbel
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 722
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Location: Brazil

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby charbel » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:10 pm

Dear Hilda
We can be sure of the fun when Squirrels are around, they are always doing something interesting. As to the rodents, we saw many in KTP, due to our tactic of stopping and waiting near burrows....

Cheers
Charbel

User avatar
anne-marie
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 6464
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:07 am

love the Owl and the PCG in Golden light :dance:

thank you to persevere in your TR
I know the work it need and time too :thumbs_up:

:clap: :clap: :clap:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

planing KTP janv/fev.2016

User avatar
charbel
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 722
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Location: Brazil

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby charbel » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:36 pm

Dear Anne-Marie,
Indeed, it is a great deal of work, although a pleasant one. Thanks for the support! I will go on with the TR now.

Cheers
Charbel

User avatar
charbel
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 722
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Location: Brazil

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby charbel » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:10 pm

Dear 'mites,
Time for a new posting in my KTP TR. June 5th 2013 we were going from Kalahari Tented Camp to Twee Rivieren through the Aoub River down to the Lower Dune Road, where we crossed to the Nossob River Road to reach our next camp.

One of the highlights of our day were these Red-necked Falcons perched in a dry branch in the Aoub River Road. It was a lifer for me, a special sweet finding, what a beautiful falcon.

Let me begin with two views with less zooming.

Image

Image

A bit closer.... I didn't have the zoom lens I bought for the 2015 KNP trip.

Image

Pedro got closer pics with his brave Canon Powershot.

Image

Image

Cheers
Charbel

User avatar
Pumbaa
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3879
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:43 pm
Location: 2 days to go!

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby Pumbaa » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:33 pm

Goegeous little falcons, charbel :thumbs_up:

User avatar
charbel
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 722
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Location: Brazil

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby charbel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:21 am

Dear 'mites
A new posting with only two raptors in flight. Both were taken by me while going from Kahalari Tented Camp to Twee Rivieren.

First, a Bateleur.

Image

Second, a Black-chested Snake-eagle, to be confirmed. Can any mite help me confirm?

Image

Cheers
Charbel

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 10956
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:29 am

What beautiful birds. Great Falcon sighting. :thumbs_up:

:popcorn:
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
hilda
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2015)
FAC Member (2014)
Posts: 10248
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Location: Pretoria SA

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby hilda » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:58 am

Very nice sighting of the Red-necked Falcons Charbel, beautifully captured! :clap: :clap:

Great shot of the Bateleur in flight, and yes, I think that is a juvenile Black-chested Snake-Eagle. :clap: :clap:
The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do. - Unknown.
Kruger sleeps in March 2016
2 - 5: Skukuza
6 - 8: Crocodile Bridge
9 - 11: Lower Sabie
12 - 13: Biyamiti
14: Return home

User avatar
umtali1
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 2706
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:34 pm
Location: Comberton near Cambridge UK ...2016 visit?

Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby umtali1 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:02 pm

Great raptor pictures :dance: :dance: . It takes a lot of practice to get good shots of birds in flight. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
umtali1

2013 Mokala and KNP http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=75574.

2015 "Cape Town to Namibia border" - Ebb and Flow, Karoo NP, Mokala, Augrabies & KTP


Return to “Travel Tales”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by JeanetteAnne at 09:13:44
orpen
Submitted by Buzurco at 20:30:58
satara
Submitted by AnnieMay at 15:16:13
nossob
Submitted by Buzurco at 20:34:20