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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:16 pm

Thank you for the comments :thumbs_up:

Goronta ..great images :clap: :clap: ....you got all the angles covered :D

Sky...superb sightings and images :clap: :clap:

Triple Sandgrouses...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:29 pm

Last light pose....

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:24 pm

Nice couple enjoying a sundowner, Jan ! :D


A small guy on the alert

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KTP JULY-AUGUST 2017
jul 27th : K.K
jul 28th : Twee
jul 29th : Nossob
30th to aug 1st : Gharagab
aug 2nd to 5th : Grootkolk
aug 6th to 7th : KTC then Namibia and Namaqua : 16th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Robbert » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:21 am

Hi Jan, Goronta and Sky,

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful pictures!!!
Jan, great shots of the sandgrouses and bee-eaters, wow!!
Sky, your "freezing" picture of the 4 birds in a row is sooo cute!
Goronta, thanks a lot for the lovely pictures of the small raptors!

On our first day in TR we saw a group of White-backed Mouse birds, according to Newman's Birds of Southern Africa this is about the most northern spot you can find them. I am not sure if this correct because if I am right we also saw them in Nossob once.

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(We have a nice day overhere with hardly any wind, so I will grab my camera for a visit to the botanical garden in Utrecht (Holland) "hunting" for some nice flower close-ups 8) )

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:06 pm

Mouse birds in Kgalagadi :big_eyes:
In which season did you see them eos5d ?
Nice shot :clap: :clap:

As Jan would say : "Only a starling..."

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jul 27th : K.K
jul 28th : Twee
jul 29th : Nossob
30th to aug 1st : Gharagab
aug 2nd to 5th : Grootkolk
aug 6th to 7th : KTC then Namibia and Namaqua : 16th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:23 pm

Thank you all for the comments :thumbs_up:

Goronta... superb starling :clap: :clap:

eos5d...for sure a rate sighting for KTP and you captured him beautifully :clap: :clap:

Bee eater landing pose...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:19 pm

Thanks eos5d , another reason to visit KTP in different seasons :thumbs_up:

Beautiful pose Jan,we can see concentration in his eye when landing ! :clap: :clap:

A common scimitar bill in Mata Mata august 2011 (always moving...)

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KTP JULY-AUGUST 2017
jul 27th : K.K
jul 28th : Twee
jul 29th : Nossob
30th to aug 1st : Gharagab
aug 2nd to 5th : Grootkolk
aug 6th to 7th : KTC then Namibia and Namaqua : 16th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:10 am

Drongo close up with a winter coat in Mata Mata august 2011



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KTP JULY-AUGUST 2017
jul 27th : K.K
jul 28th : Twee
jul 29th : Nossob
30th to aug 1st : Gharagab
aug 2nd to 5th : Grootkolk
aug 6th to 7th : KTC then Namibia and Namaqua : 16th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:46 pm

Thanks for your comments eos5d and Hilda :thumbs_up:

A family of 3 Kori Bustard(s)

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KTP JULY-AUGUST 2017
jul 27th : K.K
jul 28th : Twee
jul 29th : Nossob
30th to aug 1st : Gharagab
aug 2nd to 5th : Grootkolk
aug 6th to 7th : KTC then Namibia and Namaqua : 16th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:17 pm

Thank you Hilda,happy you enjoy :D

A roller in july 2011

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KTP JULY-AUGUST 2017
jul 27th : K.K
jul 28th : Twee
jul 29th : Nossob
30th to aug 1st : Gharagab
aug 2nd to 5th : Grootkolk
aug 6th to 7th : KTC then Namibia and Namaqua : 16th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by hilda » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:59 am

All puffed up soaking up the sun rays! Great shot Goronta! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:02 pm

Thanks for the comments.. :thumbs_up:

Great sightings Goronta :clap: :clap:
Yip...Roller doesn't look very happy :doh:

love the 3 Kori Bustard(s)... :clap: :clap:

Time for a nap in the heat...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:36 pm

I like owls
Nice shot and pose ,seems looking for "fresh air"
Jan :clap: :clap:

Welcome committee in Mata Mata

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A familiar chat :whistle:

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KTP JULY-AUGUST 2017
jul 27th : K.K
jul 28th : Twee
jul 29th : Nossob
30th to aug 1st : Gharagab
aug 2nd to 5th : Grootkolk
aug 6th to 7th : KTC then Namibia and Namaqua : 16th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:10 pm

Thank you for the comment Goronta :thumbs_up:

Well spotted and great sightings Goronta :clap: :clap:

Doves does not always get the credit they deserve specially when they come to drink hundreds at a time ..and they made great photos....

Few poses at the waterhole...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:32 pm

Remember me ? I was at the bar in Grootkolk in august 2011 (when the Birds' bar was still opened ! )

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KTP JULY-AUGUST 2017
jul 27th : K.K
jul 28th : Twee
jul 29th : Nossob
30th to aug 1st : Gharagab
aug 2nd to 5th : Grootkolk
aug 6th to 7th : KTC then Namibia and Namaqua : 16th


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