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Re: Hawk, Bat

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:27 am

Hor'ie', Oom, jy't seker van hierdie draadjie vergeet?

Hawk, Bat

(Listen Uncle, jou forgot about the existing thread)
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Re: Hawk, Bat

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:15 pm

And yet, there was no mention of it on the Bird Index??? :rtm:

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Re: Hawk, Bat

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:25 pm

It is there... has been "forever"! Check under Hawk, Bat... Huh for Huh Aw Kuh! :lol:
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Re: Hawk, Bat

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:56 pm

Maybe it is because sightings, like posts on the thread are rare.

Later I will post a pic of this bird, one I had mentally written off as not getting to see.

But quite fortuitously while looking for wood owls, we saw one.
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Re: Hawk, Bat

Unread post by DotDan » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:33 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:It is there... has been "forever"! Check under Hawk, Bat... Huh for Huh Aw Kuh! :lol:


BHWHAHAHAHA @ Huh for Huh Aw Kuh :lol:

Brilliant.

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Re: Hawk, Bat

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:38 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Hawk, Bat

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:51 pm

There is a resident pair of Bat Hawks at Mopani. We saw them both nights we stayed at Mopani while having dinner on the restaurant's deck at dusk, both nights they were still out when it was dark and they used the lights from the restaurant to chase the bats. At first we were not sure, but then the nice couple sitting next to us told us what the bird with the pointy wings were. They came quit close at times, but we could not tell if they caught anything.

BTW, the restaurant is under new management (not part of the restaurant chain in the other main camps) and we had the best lunches and dinners there. It could have been served somewhere in Sandton and the prices nothing more than what we pay in Pretoria. Even the drinks were fancy in nice glasses with cherries and mint leaves. So go watch the Bat Hawks and have a great meal a the same time!
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Re: Hawk, Bat

Unread post by john n poppy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:36 pm

We were lucky enough to see a bat hawk with kill on top of the berg-en-dal restaurant, we were having a meal outside..the only mad ones to brave the cold in August...heard a commotion above and saw the hawk pinning and eating the bat as we tucked into our fish and chips...I nearly asked the hawk if it minded swopping :tongue:

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Re: Hawk, Bat

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed May 22, 2013 7:43 pm

As promised a few weeks ago.

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Re: Hawk, Bat

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun May 08, 2016 7:05 pm

Just had a thrilling sighting of a Bat Hawk here at Olifants, at dusk, from the restaurant. The bats came out for the night, followed by the aerobatics of the Bat Hawk ... amazing to watch.
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