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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Highbury » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:07 pm

Thanks for the info. Will be based at Satara but may come in at Malelane and look for the Osprey on way up.

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Albert » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:07 pm

Managed to find a pair of Verreaux's Eagles at Thulamela on May 31. New Kruger tick, as were the pair of Cutthroat Finches on the road near the Fever Tree forest earlier the same day.
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:27 am

Very lucky to have seen the Verreaux's Eagles Albert! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:00 pm

Oe! Oe! Egyptian vulture near Satara!

My bags are packed, I'm ready to go... Holding thumbs the bird stays put. The previous one (a couple of years ago) I missed by 30 minutes!
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:36 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Oe! Oe! Egyptian vulture near Satara!

My bags are packed, I'm ready to go... Holding thumbs the bird stays put. The previous one (a couple of years ago) I missed by 30 minutes!


Sitting at the airport in Dbn I am wondering if my company would adjust my flight back via Skukuza so I can take a drive up to Satara for that one! I hope you find it so you can make us all :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
And should you dip on it, at least you get to go to Kruger! Win win either way!

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by hilda » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:18 am

Good luck Johan! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:36 pm

I dipped on the Egyptian vulture. However...

Reliable sources report that a certain 'mite with the handle "sky" did manage to see the bird while it was hanging around the Olifants River high water bridge... Maybe we'll get a bit of a report?
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by hilda » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:57 pm

So sorry that you didn't find the Egyptian Vulture Johan! :(
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:13 pm

BB and I have changed our plans a little... Originally we were heading to St Lucia and on to Durban for a pelagic trip that got canned. So, an Egyptian vulture around Olifants Camp made its return yesterday, serving as the carrot for us to do some Kruger twitching! On route BB wants to add the Taita falcon to his life list. Then a quick turn at the Punda swimming pool for... you guessed it; the orange-winged pytilia. We will stay over at Mopani, the only place we could get accomodation at such sort notice and then on Saturday morning we'll travel down to the S92 where the vulture was last seen... I just hope the bird hangs around a little!

:pray: :pray: :pray:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Highbury » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:26 pm

Johan - Don't forget the African Skimmers at Engelhard dam , or do you have them on your list ?

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:51 pm

I have seen them but BB not... We may just pop in if our plans for our other target birds produce desired results quickly.

Do you have good directions to where they can currently be seen?
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:56 pm

BB got two ticks already. The tunnel Taita and the Punda OWP.

Meanwhile a fresh sighting of the Egyptian vulture has just been reported
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by hilda » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:32 pm

Fingers crossed that you'll get a great sighting (and pictures) of the Egyptian Vulture Johan! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:12 am

:(

D!PPED... AGA!N

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Re: Recent Interesting Kruger sightings

Unread post by hilda » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:14 pm

Oh no Johan! Stay a little bit longer! :whistle:
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