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Re: Tsamma Awards 2011

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:50 am

Morning all,

The Tsamma Awards are over so now things will get back to normal and I can post again as regularly as before.
I have retrieved the cam from Samevloeiing and was surprised to find 4380 pics, but when I started going through them over 3000 was of birds and on other lot was a large herd of wildebeest. I have come to the conclusion now that the cam should be retrieved about every 4 days and a new card put in. The sad part is that to try and get clearer picture of the opposite side of the waterhole was that i placed the cam to close to the waterhole but that is how we learn through trial and error.
The time on the cam would be wrong since I changed the batteries.

I wanted to put the cam up at Rooiputs, but due to a pride of lion lying next to the waterhole (and I have waited over an hour for them to move), I had to put it up at Leeuwdrill.

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Genet at the waterhole
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:17 pm

BB if you believe itis a Brownie then I would be able to sell a wildebeest as a Buffalo to you....

The cam was up at Leeuwdrill for the last 4 days and it did get some nice pictures.

Day time pics:
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Night Pictures to follow.
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:49 pm

Here are some night pics...some very nice ones as well.
Glimpse of a male lion
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AWC
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Lioness
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This lioness knew where to get her best side taken from.
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Cape Fox
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Owls
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Bat Eared Fox
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by mike_wildearth » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:26 pm

Hi all

the camera trap in action at Leeuwdrill

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CAMERA TRAP AT LEEUWDRILL by Mike&Lara, on Flickr

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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:01 am

Morning,

The trap cam has been at Samevloeiing for almost two weeks now due to the high concentration of predators in the area, due to the fact that it is getting warmer more birds concentrate around the waterholes which mean much more pictures of birds and the SD card needs to be changed more often.

Hope you enjoy the pics.

Slender Mongoose
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Closeup of gemsbok
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Springbok
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Quick glimpse of a leopard.
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Birds
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Cape Fox
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Genet
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Owl
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:44 am

I have recovered the Trap Cam yesterday afternoon from Samevloeiing, the reason for still having it at Samevloeiing was that I hoped for the 4 lions which were close to Twee Rivieren gate the past 4 day to go and drink water at Samevloeiing...and indeed they had.

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Gemsbok
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Springbok
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Genet
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Thick Knee
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And then came the lions......
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:30 am

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I need to go to a meeting as soon as im back i will post the rest.
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:31 pm

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After the Rain
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:10 pm

View from the other side!


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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:22 am

Before I post the pictures I would like to thank Muhhamad Mia for donating two trap cameras towards the park. I have been out testing them and I must say the quality is amazing, although I need to still figure out a few things like the distance away from the waterhole etc as the new cams can be a bit further away and still get great pics.
The two cams will be used at Nossob and Mata-Mata respectively: dance:

Now to start building 'termite mounts' for the other cams.
African Wild Cats
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Birds.
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Lions
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Some Gemsbok and jackal and bird.
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Brown Hyena
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What was this.......
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:06 pm

Morning all,


I have just recovered the cam from Leeuwdril and will put it up either at Kamfersboom or Houmoed for the next week or so.
Some interesting pictures were taken at Leeuwdril and one of them seems to be OUR FIRST KILL ON CAM.

It seems the LED flash is bit on the bright side but through trial and error we will work the distance out from the waterhole so please be patient....and enjoy the pics.

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This Jackal is posing for a pic
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Spotted Eagle Owl and Barn Owl
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Yipee the spotted one
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Lion
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Ok this seems to be our first kill pictures from the cam. It looks like a Lanner Falcom which have taken some kind of bird..
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:32 pm

Ok here we go, I have just choosen some of the best pics out of 2544.
The cam was set up at Kamfersboom and might go up at Houmoed next.

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More to follow
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:50 pm

Lions
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Cheetah
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:59 pm

CARACAL....
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Some other pics...
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Re: Camera Traps

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:10 am

Morning All,

Ok now we can proceed.
Here are some of the best pics taken from the cam at Houmoed (I will get the card from Nossob on sunday)

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Brown Hyena
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AWC having a stretch
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Lions
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Leopard
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Cheetah
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