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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:54 pm

435 Oryx
400

342 Johan van Rensburg
332 francoisd
324 Skopsie
305 JoelR
302 Ladybirder
301 pantera leo
300 Wildtuinman
300

297 WildThing
290 Leonie2
286 Batmad
286 Richman
285 DotDan
281 Bahamut
267 Eugene123
260 MattAxel
257 Manovo-Gounda
243 Malles
216 Bush Baptist
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
206 davejenny
200

199 PNF
170 huntsman
167 Rooies
163 Crested Val
100

31 rusky
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:28 pm

Can't open the spreadsheet with my Kruger total on. Will have to assemble it again. :wall:
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Brenden » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:56 pm

Sign me up please. Im on 343
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:48 am

435 Oryx
400

343 Brenden
342 Johan van Rensburg
332 francoisd
324 Skopsie
305 JoelR
302 Ladybirder
301 pantera leo
300 Wildtuinman
300

297 WildThing
290 Leonie2
286 Batmad
286 Richman
285 DotDan
281 Bahamut
267 Eugene123
260 MattAxel
257 Manovo-Gounda
243 Malles
216 Bush Baptist
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
206 davejenny
200

199 PNF
170 huntsman
167 Rooies
163 Crested Val
100

31 rusky
675
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:23 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Can't open the spreadsheet with my Kruger total on. Will have to assemble it again. :wall:


Just as well :thumbs_up:

I painstakingly recounted and have really got 219
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:56 am

435 Oryx
400

343 Brenden
342 Johan van Rensburg
332 francoisd
324 Skopsie
305 JoelR
302 Ladybirder
301 pantera leo
300 Wildtuinman
300

297 WildThing
290 Leonie2
286 Batmad
286 Richman
285 DotDan
281 Bahamut
267 Eugene123
260 MattAxel
257 Manovo-Gounda
243 Malles
219 Bush Baptist
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
206 davejenny
200

199 PNF
170 huntsman
167 Rooies
163 Crested Val
100

31 rusky
675
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by UKbadger » Sun May 06, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi All

Jenny and I have visited Kruger from the UK 6 times now, but always in August so not the very best time for birding!

Do I get a “handicap” for this? :wink:

Our last trip in Aug. 2011 had a total of 173 in 16 days. Is this a “respectable” number?

It could be 174 but I’m not sure of possible Wood Sandpiper! :wall:

My total for all trips list is 237 or 238 if I can get that possible Wood Sandpiper turned into a definite.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun May 06, 2012 8:48 pm

There is no 'unrespectable' number UKB.

Just a celebration of Kruger birding :thumbs_up:

BTW, I am on 95 in the UK and maybe break a hundred later this month.
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon May 07, 2012 11:08 am

446 johnd
435 Oryx
400

343 Brenden
342 Johan van Rensburg
332 francoisd
324 Skopsie
305 JoelR
302 Ladybirder
301 pantera leo
300 Wildtuinman
300

297 WildThing
290 Leonie2
286 Batmad
286 Richman
285 DotDan
281 Bahamut
267 Eugene123
260 MattAxel
257 Manovo-Gounda
243 Malles
238 UKBadger
219 Bush Baptist
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
206 davejenny
200

199 PNF
170 huntsman
167 Rooies
163 Crested Val
100

31 rusky
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by johnd » Tue May 08, 2012 10:55 am

Hi, an interesting little thread! My list is currently on 446...unfortunately still no Pennant-winged Nightjar, Kruger bogey bird of note!!!!

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue May 08, 2012 11:18 am

Just found this...........will get my list out and sort our my "just Kruger" sightings!!
Back later. :thumbs_up:
I long each day for my beloved Kruger!!!! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by JoelR » Tue May 15, 2012 8:03 pm

Up to 313. Added Cape Wagtail & White-backed Duck at Leeupan and African Goshawk & Lesser Swamp-Warbler at Skukuza. 8)

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by johnd » Tue May 15, 2012 9:30 pm

Wow JoelR, those two records for leeupan are brilliant, haven't seen White-backed Duck in Kruger before, do you mind sharing a bit about the sighting, I'm gona be there in about 10 days time. Was it just one individual?

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by JoelR » Wed May 16, 2012 6:37 am

Hi johnd. It was a group of about 10 wb ducks, with one wf duck nearby for comparison. They were continuously feeding by diving under for brief moments. Back home I looked on the SABAP2-distribution and realized how rare they are in Kruger, but at the time I didn't bother to take a pic because the light was bad...

Regarding your visit in about 10 days time: I saw the wb ducks on 12/5, but couldn't find them again two days later. The Cape Wagtails (2) I only saw during my second visit.

I did consider that I maybe mis-IDd the ducks due to the bad light, but I can't see how birds of that small size, with their typical 'low-to-the-water-floating' appearance and diving behaviour could be anything else. There were also plenty juvenile wf ducks around to compare. Any other duck that fits this description in your experiences, johnd?

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by johnd » Wed May 16, 2012 10:09 am

Nah, that sounds pretty much spot on for White-backed Duck, there's not too many other birds to confuse them with, especially in Kruger so all there is to do now is cross fingers and toes and hope they stick about. The Tshokwane region has quite a few small water bodies so birds do move around there a lot, maybe I'll be lucky and they'll return. Will check for the Wagtail also, very good KNP bird!
Thanks for the info JoelR, much appreciated!


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