Skip to Content

A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Tell us about your breathtaking experiences in the parks
User avatar
jaytea
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Award: Best Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or insects (2015)
Posts: 955
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:53 pm
Location: West Coast of Canada

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by jaytea » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:11 am

isinkwe wrote:just managed to catch up, :D some really super sightings :D :D :thumbs_up:


Thanks isinkwe! Appreciate the comments!

SurfCindy wrote:Some more great sightings jaytea. Love your giant kingfishers and that little impala is just too cute. Keep the brilliant TR coming. :popcorn:


Thanks SC - its a pity your TR is coming to an end.....I've enjoyed it also!

Pikkie wrote:A bit late but I'm in!

Lovely sightings and great photos.

I too love Lake Panic!

Thank you for sharing!


Welcome Pikkie! Everyone who loves LP is :thumbs_up: in my book!
A New Species each day! KNP Nov 2013
2015!
Nov 7-9 Skukuza, 10 Satara, 11-13 Mathikithi Trail, 14/15 Mopani, 16/17 Punda Maria
Nov 18-20 MAPUNGUBWE
Nov 21 Pafuri! , 22/23 Letaba
Nov 24-26 BALULE BASH
Nov 27 - Dec 3 - Ngwenya Lodge
Dec 4 Biyamiti

User avatar
jaytea
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Award: Best Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or insects (2015)
Posts: 955
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:53 pm
Location: West Coast of Canada

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by jaytea » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:15 am

We continued the afternoon drive - enjoying the impalas some more!
And their little friends!!

Image

The young men were testing their skills!
Image

We interrupted some afternoon tea!
Image

Then we spotted another new species for the day - dwarf mongooses! Or is it mongeese :tongue: ?

They were super busy and we could have watched them for ever!
Image

They had an overseer....
Image

Whatchu lookin at??????
Image

We stopped at the Mathekenyane Lookout - it is so peaceful and the view is awesome...
Image

The other side of the camera! We're happy! We're in Kruger!
Image

Another feathered friend... Jameson's fire finch was also enjoying the rock!

Image

The afternoon drive continues.....
A New Species each day! KNP Nov 2013
2015!
Nov 7-9 Skukuza, 10 Satara, 11-13 Mathikithi Trail, 14/15 Mopani, 16/17 Punda Maria
Nov 18-20 MAPUNGUBWE
Nov 21 Pafuri! , 22/23 Letaba
Nov 24-26 BALULE BASH
Nov 27 - Dec 3 - Ngwenya Lodge
Dec 4 Biyamiti

User avatar
Kaapsedraai
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Award: Small Parks Promoter of the Year (2015)
FAC Member (2014)
Posts: 3509
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:02 pm
Location: Bellville, Cape Town

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:07 am

jaytea, you captured some lovely pics of the impis with their associates :dance:
I also love to just sit and watch them, although a lot of them in Kruger, still just lovely to watch and observe them. One will be surprised what poses and opportunities they provides one with. :thumbs_up:

Cute mongoose captured in the field with someone else also playing watchman. :clap:

Nice to meet the face behind the name and thank you for sharing another lovely episode. :D :D :D
Current: Table Mountain's mood today
Finalised: Dec'15 Mokala ; Kruger; Golden Gate; Karoo; Sep'15 Bontebok; Jul'15 Agulhas; Aug'15 West Coast; Dec'14 Kruger
Future: 25 Jun - 12 Jul'16 MZNP; ADDO; Storms river & Wildernis NP

User avatar
SurfCindy
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Travel Tale of the Year - KNP (2014)
Posts: 1135
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 10:23 am

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by SurfCindy » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:54 am

Beautiful photos of the impala and the dwarf mongoose. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

User avatar
Cape of Storms
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year - Predator (2015)
Posts: 1055
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:26 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by Cape of Storms » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:32 pm

The other side of the camera! We're happy! We're in Kruger!

The best place in the world by far

User avatar
hilda
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2015)
FAC Member (2014)
Posts: 13696
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Location: Pretoria SA

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by hilda » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:02 pm

Lovely to "meet" you jaytea and SO! :clap: :clap:

Awesome sightings and pictures! The cutest Mongoose, and those Impies! :dance: :dance:
"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right." - Nelson Mandela

User avatar
Fotomaljohan
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 203
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:22 am
Location: Brackenfell, Cape Town

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by Fotomaljohan » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:06 pm

Hi Jaytea, this is so nice! You have spotted and photographed birds that I did not even knew existed in KNP! The hyenas next to your car was a big bonus and that leopard! Wow! Great Trip report! FMJ
My Latest Trip Report:
FROM B&D TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS - Aug/Sept '13
The (Green ) Auob & (Dry) Nossob in December/January 2013

DO NOT FORGET:
Predators at Picnic Sites, Waterholes and Toilets in KTP!

User avatar
Trrp-trrrrrrrr
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2015)
Award: Video of the Year (2014)
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2014)
Award: Forumite of the Year (2014)
Posts: 9956
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:57 pm

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:33 am

Such lovely sightings and super :cam: really enjoying your TR :thumbs_up:

What a cute little Mongoose....Also love the Impie with brunch. :dance: :dance:

:popcorn:
The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~Author unknown

User avatar
onewithnature
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 11912
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:40 am

Jaytea, I've just picked up on this TR and am immensely enjoying it. Some classic captions, which sent me into a belly-roll of laughs, and indeed lovely photos. Keep it comin' ... :clap: :clap: :clap:
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)

User avatar
isinkwe
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2014)
Posts: 1949
Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:27 am
Location: Lost in the travel tales and bird ID challenges

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:44 am

So nice to see and "meet" the faces behind the story :D
another super episode :D :thumbs_up:
Last edited by isinkwe on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

User avatar
barryels
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6419
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Pretoria, SA

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by barryels » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:57 am

Amazing birdie pictures jaytea :clap: :clap: .

Also love the cute little impala :dance: :dance: .

Great to put a face to the name :thumbs_up: .

Thanks so much for sharing :thumbs_up: .
Always be humble and understanding

Off to Kruger:
17-19/10/2016 Letaba
20-22/10/2016 Punda
23-25/10/2016 Shingwedzi
26-28/10/2016 Mopani

User avatar
jaytea
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Award: Best Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or insects (2015)
Posts: 955
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:53 pm
Location: West Coast of Canada

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by jaytea » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:06 am

Kaapsedraai wrote:jaytea, you captured some lovely pics of the impis with their associates :dance:
I also love to just sit and watch them, although a lot of them in Kruger, still just lovely to watch and observe them. One will be surprised what poses and opportunities they provides one with. :thumbs_up:

Cute mongoose captured in the field with someone else also playing watchman. :clap:

Nice to meet the face behind the name and thank you for sharing another lovely episode. :D :D :D


Thanks Kaapsedraai! We also love the impala - just so delicately beautiful and plentiful so I never get bored Ever!

SurfCindy wrote:Beautiful photos of the impala and the dwarf mongoose. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


Thanks SurfCindy! We did enjoy the geese!! :wink:

Cape of Storms wrote:
The other side of the camera! We're happy! We're in Kruger!

The best place in the world by far


For sure you're correct CoS!!! It is the best!
A New Species each day! KNP Nov 2013
2015!
Nov 7-9 Skukuza, 10 Satara, 11-13 Mathikithi Trail, 14/15 Mopani, 16/17 Punda Maria
Nov 18-20 MAPUNGUBWE
Nov 21 Pafuri! , 22/23 Letaba
Nov 24-26 BALULE BASH
Nov 27 - Dec 3 - Ngwenya Lodge
Dec 4 Biyamiti

User avatar
jaytea
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Award: Best Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or insects (2015)
Posts: 955
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:53 pm
Location: West Coast of Canada

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by jaytea » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:10 am

hilda wrote:Lovely to "meet" you jaytea and SO! :clap: :clap:

Awesome sightings and pictures! The cutest Mongoose, and those Impies! :dance: :dance:


Thanks Hilda - we sure were happy to be there!

Fotomaljohan wrote:Hi Jaytea, this is so nice! You have spotted and photographed birds that I did not even knew existed in KNP! The hyenas next to your car was a big bonus and that leopard! Wow! Great Trip report! FMJ


Thanks FMJ - I'm happy you're enjoying all the birdies and you're right - we were so lucky! I have printed that photo of the leopard out on a poster - and she is just so great!! Now I can stare at her any time! :thumbs_up:

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Such lovely sightings and super :cam: really enjoying your TR :thumbs_up:

What a cute little Mongoose....Also love the Impie with brunch. :dance: :dance:

:popcorn:


Thanks Trrp! Your comments are appreciated!
A New Species each day! KNP Nov 2013
2015!
Nov 7-9 Skukuza, 10 Satara, 11-13 Mathikithi Trail, 14/15 Mopani, 16/17 Punda Maria
Nov 18-20 MAPUNGUBWE
Nov 21 Pafuri! , 22/23 Letaba
Nov 24-26 BALULE BASH
Nov 27 - Dec 3 - Ngwenya Lodge
Dec 4 Biyamiti

User avatar
jaytea
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Award: Best Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or insects (2015)
Posts: 955
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:53 pm
Location: West Coast of Canada

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by jaytea » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:13 am

onewithnature wrote:Jaytea, I've just picked up on this TR and am immensely enjoying it. Some classic captions, which sent me into a belly-roll of laughs, and indeed lovely photos. Keep it comin' ... :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks OWN! I'm glad to have you on board!

isinkwe wrote:So nice to see and "meet" the faces behind the story :D
another super episode :D :thumbs_up:


insinkwe - nice to have you follow the report! :thumbs_up:

barryels wrote:Amazing birdie pictures jaytea :clap: :clap: .

Also love the cute little impala :dance: :dance: .

Great to put a face to the name :thumbs_up: .

Thanks so much for sharing :thumbs_up: .


Thanks Barry - I will try to keep it coming!
A New Species each day! KNP Nov 2013
2015!
Nov 7-9 Skukuza, 10 Satara, 11-13 Mathikithi Trail, 14/15 Mopani, 16/17 Punda Maria
Nov 18-20 MAPUNGUBWE
Nov 21 Pafuri! , 22/23 Letaba
Nov 24-26 BALULE BASH
Nov 27 - Dec 3 - Ngwenya Lodge
Dec 4 Biyamiti

User avatar
jaytea
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Award: Best Sighting of the Year - Small creatures and/or insects (2015)
Posts: 955
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:53 pm
Location: West Coast of Canada

Re: A new species each day! KNP Nov 2013

Unread post by jaytea » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:14 am

Page turn???
A New Species each day! KNP Nov 2013
2015!
Nov 7-9 Skukuza, 10 Satara, 11-13 Mathikithi Trail, 14/15 Mopani, 16/17 Punda Maria
Nov 18-20 MAPUNGUBWE
Nov 21 Pafuri! , 22/23 Letaba
Nov 24-26 BALULE BASH
Nov 27 - Dec 3 - Ngwenya Lodge
Dec 4 Biyamiti


Return to “Travel Tales”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dukla2000 and 4 guests


Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Anonymous at 16:27:06
orpen
Submitted by Sabina01 at 21:54:09
satara
Submitted by Foxy at 16:57:00
nossob
Submitted by Sabina01 at 21:59:07