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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by hilda » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:09 am

So glad you found it Johan! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:49 am

Look like the Transport Dam wheatear site got totally flooded last night. A rainstorm caused the dam to fill up overnight. No sign of the wheatear! :cry:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by hilda » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:06 pm

Glad about the rain Johan! Did you manage to take a picture of the Wheatear on Monday? I really hope so! :hmz:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:02 am

I have been searching Kruger all over for this fellow for years now. Finally got it in Pafuri last weekend!

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by hilda » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:32 am

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver? Glad you found it Wildtuinman! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:35 am

Thanks Hilda, it is really a tough one to find in Kruger. Geez.
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Adansonia » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:56 pm

Well done Wildtuinman!

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:36 am

Thank you Adansonia!
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Highbury » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:07 am

Not sure where exactly at Pafuri the WB Sparrow Weavers were seen , but over the last couple of years I have seen them where the sand road to the picnic site meets the main tar road. They were there again last week. Also saw Dwarf Bittern 400m north of the bridge , racket tailed rollers about 8km north of bridge , Pel's near the picnic site on far side of river , 3 banded courser 1km east of the bridge. The lemon breasted canaries were in their usual place too , in the palms on the west side of the main road , about 400m south of the turn off to the picnic site. I drove up through the park from the south and noticed the following :
Large numbers of harlequin quail , very few amur falcons for this time of year , no lesser kestrels ( in recent years they have been unusually numerous) , large numbers of monotonous larks. Other interesting sightings were African Cuckoo Hawk near Pretoriuskop , and a pale morph Wahlberg's at the Mopani t-junction.

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by hilda » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:35 pm

What a great variety of bird sightings Highbury! I wish I could have been at Pafuri every weekend! :clap: :clap:
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