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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:39 pm

Great images and sightings :clap: :clap:

Few images from our December trip

Young Spotted Eagle Owl

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Young Goshawk

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Unread post by Tony T » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:03 pm

This pair of Secretary birds where working on their nest. Sorry no coordinates but somewhere between Samevlooing and Leeudril 200metres on the Botswana side of the road; during our Sept2012 trip.

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Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:04 pm

I would say a Tawny, because of the gape (gape to below only mid-eye)
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Unread post by Caracal » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:48 am

We visited the KTP from Dec 26th to Jan 2. WE did not find active nests and sadly yet again I did not find a vultures on a kill..one day I will get lucky with that. I was also not lucky enough to see a Lappet-faced Vulture..just the White-backed Vulture

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One is not always guaranteed a Brown Snake Eagle sighting but this time we were lucky...

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And a bird that always confuses me is the Steppe Buzzard...they were quite a few present in the park..

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Unread post by Caracal » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:54 am

Bibronsgecko wrote:Sorry to change the topic,but we spotted this Steppe Buzzard South of Nossob
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Hi Bibronsgecko...I am not the best when it comes to ID'ing big brown jobs but comparing this pic to that of mine (which I do think is a juvie steppe buzzard) I tend to think that yours may be a sub-adult Jackal Buzzard. Your bird seems to be getting the darker feathers of the adult...just a thought. :)

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Unread post by Caracal » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:47 am

and Lanners were all over the park..doing what they do best...:)

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Tony T » Sun May 05, 2013 1:51 pm

On our recent visit KTP we came across a standoff between a PCG and a Cape Cobra. Just before, with our arrival on the scene, we had inadvertantly scared off a Black Chested Snake Eagle. It appeared that the PCG was there to pick the pieces but on its own could not handle the cobra. The cobra had taken up a defensive position against the eagle in a Triple Thorn bush but came down as soon as the eagle left; it did not see the PCG as a threat. Once the PCG had a go but the snake struck at it and the PCG gave up.

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat May 18, 2013 9:32 pm

Superb images and sightings

Lanner Falcon taken on our December 2012 trip

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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:27 pm

Vultures enjoying the rain water.....

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Unread post by Tobieo » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:54 pm

Bateleurs of Cuibitje Quap
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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by WillieV » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:04 pm

"Julle mag maar." You are good. :clap: :clap:

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Re: Raptors of KTP

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by WillieV » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:12 pm

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Unread post by WillieV » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:13 pm

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:17 pm

WillieV wrote:"Julle mag maar." You are good. :clap: :clap:

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