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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:11 pm

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Tawny Eagle that came to join White Backed Vultures on a Kudu Kill from Lions.
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White Backed Vultures coming in to land at scraps that were left.
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Sunrise on a Morning Drive
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The Mating couple on the Mopanie Road.
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Lots of these pans inside the bush, after the rain, and as the bush gets greener.
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Black Stick Lilly (Baboons tail)
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Sunset from outside the Bush Braai spot. The beautiful Clouds of that afternoon.
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Redcrested Korhaan Egg.
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Herd of Buffaloes I found on my way to Olifants.
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Troop of Baboons, but of course this was the best!!!
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:28 am

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More of little pink foot busy suckling.
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Mopane Pomegranate bushes in flower.
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:41 am

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Reedbuck close to Phabeni Gate
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Shikumbu on Afternoon Walk
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Spotted Eagle Owl eggs in fallen down Marula Tree, seen on Afternoon walk
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Afternoon walk behind Sable Dam
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Night Drive last week
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Sunset on Night Drive
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Morning drive where we found 4 of the Big 5, on a one way drive.
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Look very closely next to Apple Leaf Tree, the Lionness is lying there.
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The Leopard we found in the Apple Leaf Tree just after Nandzana, on our way back to the gate, on the Morning Drive
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The next morning on the way to the walking area.
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That afternoon, I went on a game drive looking for baby Impalas.
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:17 pm

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More of the Baby Impalas.
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Same day- Sunset photo's
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This morning on the walk we saw 2 White Rhino's and in the drizzling rain we enjoyed their appearance on the walk.

On Sunday morning we also saw a big herd of Buffaloes on the walk and last night on the Night Drive: Giraffes, Zebras, Buffaloes, 1 Elephant, Small Spotted Genet, Side Striped and Black Backed Jackals, Honey Badger and lots more Baby Impalas.

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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:38 pm

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Mopane Worm season is back.
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Bush Braai site, the one photo, you can see the Elephants walking by in the left backside of the picture
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Last night's Sunset from Shivhulani Koppies with Shikumbu next to the sunset
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The moon rising on the Eastern side
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This morning's walk with the 2 White Rhino's
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Garden Orb Webspider
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:48 pm

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Here's the photo with Elephants crossing at the back.
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:12 pm

:D Today exactly 8 years ago I moved to the Kruger National Park. The time is flying sooooooo quickly, but at least had up to so far such fond memories, and am so thankful for these past 8 years!!!!

More to come... :D
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:41 am

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Hypoxis sp. Star flower.
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Cicada on a Mopane Tree
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Mopane worm eggs
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Solifuge- Red Roman caught and ate a Cicada at the 2nd night MOET Trail campsite
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Crested Francolin Nest and eggs
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Ipomoea sp. with beetle
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:52 am

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Young Giant Eagle Owl
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African Wild Cat
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Elephants that came to drink from the waterhole, and the sunrays on Eastern East, weird, with the sun setting behind the picture- Western side
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The young male Lion we found on the tar road after watching the mating couple further up the Mopane road
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Lilac Breasted Roller
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European Roller
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Little Bee-eater
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Blue Waxbills
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:05 am

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Woodland Kingfisher
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From the Bush Braai spot, while waiting for the guests to arrive
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On the Morning Walk we found this little Frog sitting in the shade of a Mopane leaf
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The Osprey we found at Sable Dam
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On one of the Morning Safari's 6 hour game drive- Plated Lizzard
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Blackbreasted Snake Eagle
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Masorini Loop
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Baboon jumped over water at Masorini
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Swainson's Spurfowl
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Veld Monitor Lizzard in tree
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:07 am

:popcorn: Last few pictures
The Moon from the Bush Braai Site
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One of the resident scorpions staying in the stumps at the Bush Braai site
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That's it, for now...

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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri May 17, 2013 9:56 am

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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri May 17, 2013 9:59 am

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Southern Yellow Billed Hornbills behind Masorini on the Masorini Loop January 2013
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Wild Dogs one morning on the way to the walking area
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri May 17, 2013 10:13 am

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Shikumbu
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Lionness on Mopanie Road one morning to the walking area
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Buffaloes lying in a mud pool at Sable Dam, days before the January 2013 floods
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A few of these emerging big tuskers around Phalaborwa at the moment
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On a 6 hour morning safari one morning, found this Leopard at Masorini stalking Impalas
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri May 17, 2013 11:30 am

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Brown Snake Eagle
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Sable Dam, this day there were like 100 Elephants!!!
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Sable Dam
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Spring Hare on a Night Drive
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Beautiful Sunset on the Mankavi Loop
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Redbilled Hornbill eating Termites
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White Backed Vultures resting in the cloudy weather
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Maaaaannnnnyyyy of these large fungus growing termites with their mounts around Phalaborwa
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Carmine Bee-eater
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Helmeted Guineafowl
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Redbilled Oxpecker on a Giraffe
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On a Full Day to Satara and back, huge storm that started building up.
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These 2 Big Tuskers on Letaba Road on way back from Satara.
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