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Owl: African Scops

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Unread post by Boulder » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:39 pm

Elsa we went to Afsaal especially to take the Scops.... I arrived all excited with Tripod Flash etc only to be told by staff that they were not there that day.....!!!
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Unread post by katydownunder » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:05 pm

Wonderful CR 8)

They are amazing and so small :D

We saw them ( like many forumites at Afsaal) in November 2005, November last year we have not been lucky . We looked for them , but were not able to discover them in the trees. :?

So these are pics taken in 2005 at Afsaal:
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:19 pm

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Unread post by Impisi08 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:20 pm

In Satara:

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Unread post by wildheart » Sun May 06, 2007 12:14 pm

At Satara Jan 07.

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Unread post by lastpride » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:49 pm

We saw this little one at Satara reception in Jan 08.

Poor thing has a poorly eye

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Unread post by wilmaw » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:15 pm

:cry: on 27th Jan the Afsaal scopsie wasn't there. The ladies at the coffee/beer kiosk said it left about 2 weeks prior to that.

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Re: Owl: African Scops

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:27 pm

This fellow and his SO was in the camping grounds at Satara - August 2008:
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Re: Owl: African Scops

Unread post by wilmaw » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:36 pm

On 4 Aug 08 (and before that) the Scops at Afsaal was there again (I guess (s)he was just on holiday in January :lol: )

There is also a resident Scops at Muzandzeni picnic spot (on S36 near Satara). Ask the groundskeeper to point it out to you :pray:

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Unread post by Freda » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:56 pm

Amazing little birds, saw this one sleeping in Tzendse camp on the 21st Oct :D
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Unread post by wilmaw » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:41 am

Great photo ... looks like he's sitting on one leg?

We also heard them all through the night at Talamati (Aug). But couldn't get a visual in the high trees :(

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Re: Owl: African Scops

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:27 pm

Only even seen the Afsaal and Satara Reception Scops :D Really want to spot my own one day, without the aid of arrows, signs, and gawking tourists :lol:
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Unread post by Gunner » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:24 pm

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Re: Owl: African Scops

Unread post by granjan » Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:03 pm

I saw this one at Bateleur in exactly the same spot every day for thee days in October in a bush near the burnt out hide. I would never have spotted him if one of the workmen han't shown me.

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Re: Owl: African Scops

Unread post by fuzzmonkey » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:06 am

The Afsaal Scopsie

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