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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Tue May 01, 2012 6:55 pm

A pair of Blue Cranes

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a pair of ostrichs

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Tue May 01, 2012 6:56 pm

This RHB was going no-where

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Tue May 01, 2012 7:01 pm

These swallows kept our speed down...to stop...crawl....stop...
They kept flying off and landing back in the road in front of us

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Tue May 01, 2012 7:02 pm

A proud kudu

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Tue May 01, 2012 7:03 pm

Some more flowers

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

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Hadeda Ibis

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat May 05, 2012 10:14 pm

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat May 05, 2012 10:15 pm

Fiscal Shrike

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat May 05, 2012 10:16 pm

Another close encounter

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat May 05, 2012 10:17 pm

Another Steppe Buzzard

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat May 05, 2012 10:22 pm

We took the Ngulube Loop, the last road that we had not yet driven on. We had driven on different loops each day. This loop was one of the nicer, as far as sightings went as well as diversification in vegetation etc.

came across a couple of monkeys

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat May 05, 2012 10:24 pm

Could not resist taking a pic of this interesting soil eroded section....Lionspoon also thought it worthy of a pic 8)

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat May 05, 2012 10:26 pm

Somebodies pet?? collared ellie

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat May 05, 2012 10:30 pm

Towards the end of the loop, one has a view over the valley below. The traffic jam was evidence that the lions were still at the waterhole, not moved all day. The previous sightings, warthog chase and feet in air, were on the road visible before it turns up to the right, just above the trees....

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Re: A circuit route of 6 'Cape parks, Feb 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat May 05, 2012 10:32 pm

Last pic of the day...sunset with lions still lazing around the wh.

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