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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:47 pm

"I was also at the bar in Grootkolk with the other birdies"

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:29 pm

Grootkolk Birds'bar is a long story since a gang of bees forced the tender to close the business ! (look at page 20 of this thread eos5d) :D

"My friend Canary and I, Red-Headed finch ,we were regular visitors when it was still running"

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:30 am

Still the story of Grootkolk bar

A cute Red-Headed finch


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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:53 pm

Thanks for your comments eos5d :thumbs_up:
Indeed they are beautifil birdies :D

Another one to close this rainy sunday :(




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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:56 pm

Queue at the bar :D
Maybe a little bit too young to be there :naughty:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by CliveK » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:39 pm

We came upon these Goshawks with a captured Dik-Kop near Rooiputs during our visit in April:

The captured Dik-Kop.........

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The release.........

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The escape........

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The re-confrontation.......

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The final escape.........

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When the Dik-Kop escaped into the surrounding long grass, the Goshawks simply lost interest and flew away.
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:19 am

Ostrich harem..........

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by CliveK » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:00 pm

Great shot Lion Queen :clap: :clap: These birds can be quite entertaining!!!! Check these shots taken at Samevloeiing during our visit in April:

From the inevitable mud bath....

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Followed by their rendition of "The Drumstick Boogie"......

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Robbert » Sat May 03, 2014 2:07 pm

Yellow-billed Kite after a bath at Nossob waterhole (watch the droplets falling from its body, tail)

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun May 04, 2014 6:01 pm

Great sighting and images eos5d and CliveK :clap: :clap:

Beautiful colours of the Crimson-breasted Shrike...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed May 07, 2014 8:22 pm

Thank you Hilda :D

Secretary Bird after the rain...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Mon May 12, 2014 10:10 pm

I left screen for a few days but WOW :big_eyes: what an active thread :clap: :clap:
Beautiful birds you spotted everybody :thumbs_up:

Back to my prefered place,Birdies'bar in Grootkolk :D



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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Tue May 13, 2014 10:55 pm

Thanks eos5d and hilda for your kind words :D

A black chested prinia , august 2011

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Wed May 14, 2014 9:05 pm

Juvenile PCG ?
August 2011

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Punda Maria : May 1st-2nd
Pafuri : May 3rd -6th
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed May 14, 2014 9:21 pm

Some stunning various sightings Goronta :clap: :clap:

Korhaan on the long dune road...

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