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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:46 pm

Male Cape sparrow in Gharagab august 2011

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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 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:47 pm

Redbilled Quelea...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:34 pm

Thanks hilda for your kind words :gflower:
Jan, nice effect of this Redbilled Quelea "gang".Well captured :thumbs_up:

Another shot of this little Cape sparrow in Gharagab;

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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 Robbert » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:59 am

This morning I was looking at the first digital pictures I made in the Kalahari. It was 2003 and I was shooting with my first DSLR, a Canon EOS 10D. Memorycards where so expensive (300 USD for 1Gb CF card) that I decided to shoot only JPG to save space on the card :( so there is less space extensive photoshopping editing.
Suddenly I saw this picture and looked at the time/date stamp, checked it with other pictures and came to the conclusion this picture must be shot at the first afternoon in the Kalahari at the Samenvloeiing waterhole.
I am not sure about it but I think it is a Common Greenshank, quite rare for the Kalahari.

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:02 pm

Indeed not a bird we will expect to spot in Kgalagadi
Nice shot eos5d :clap: :clap:

In the distance a small dot of colors ...

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Rather far but a kill in KTP :D
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Nice LBR
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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 Goronta » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:56 pm

Thanks Jan :D

With all the patrons waiting I should,maybe, reopened Grootkolk Birdies Bar .... :hmz:

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More and more patrons :big_eyes:

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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 Jun 28, 2014 12:19 pm

Thanks hilda :gflower:
Happy to see you again on this thread anne-marie :k
Bats... Bats :hmz: What shall we do ? :hmz:
"Too Bats or not too Bats ? that is the question... " :redface: :wink:

"Open bar folks !"


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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 Jun 29, 2014 4:55 pm

We should ask Batman anne-marie :lol:

In the meantime thirsty patrons were enjoying the bar...


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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 Goronta » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:20 pm

It's what we call a "long drink" :lol:

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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 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:48 pm

Just a plastic bowl Melda30
It was part of the cabin in Grootkolk when we were there ... (it's now forbidden for a strange story of beeeeeeeeeeeees......)


Waiting my turn !

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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 Jul 02, 2014 7:03 pm

Looks if you had a great time with the finches......super images Goronta :clap: :clap: :clap:

Bea Eater pose....
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:56 pm

Poor bee-eater :cry:
Was not in Birdies bar Jan :hmz: :lol:

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I hope you're not tired with this finches long serie :mrgreen:
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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 Jul 02, 2014 11:04 pm

Another "oldie" from 2003: "A380" ready for take-off........

Amazing to see that these birds can fly.

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Kalahari 08-14/11/2016

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:21 pm

Thanks eos5d for your kind comments :thumbs_up: :D

Beautiful 2003 "pterodactyl" :lol:

A 2011 finch
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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 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:38 pm

Thanks eos5d :thumbs_up:

Still a finch ....

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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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