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Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

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Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun May 28, 2017 4:07 pm

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Welcome to my December 16 TR... the weather was not always good and will share a few of our sighting highlights... :dance:

Please join me for my photo TR of our wonderful sightings ..... :thumbs_up:

First sighting for the trip..... two Hyenas........ :dance:

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First bird sighting - Red-backed Shrike...

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We always try and stay away from the tar roads and decided to try our luck on the S35 and S37 ........

It almost felt like we were back in KTP with the bad drought at its peak ...... no grass to be seen for miles... :cry:

On the gravel road we first spotted a lonely Ellie Bull.... :dance:

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Near the road we found a deserted carcass.......looks like a young Kudu ..... may be killed by Cheetahs...... :hmz:

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Learned over years if you got a subject like a carcass....... just wait and wait something is bound to be happening soon.... :thumbs_up:

Tbc..............my hours at the carcass...... :hmz:

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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Tars1 » Sun May 28, 2017 8:21 pm

Another TR and what a great start with great sightings :clap: :clap:

Can't wait to see what or who visit the carcass....... :hmz:

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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Pikkie » Sun May 28, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi Jan, can't wait because your photos are absolutely awesome!!
I am blessed!

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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon May 29, 2017 4:35 am

Jan, as ever, a wonderful start.....

and the suspense has begun.... :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon May 29, 2017 7:14 am

No way I'm missing this bus!

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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by isinkwe » Mon May 29, 2017 7:59 am

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Isn't it just amazing how potatoes give us fries and vodka? :D The rest of the vegetables should get their act together :rtm:

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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Mafuta B » Mon May 29, 2017 10:31 am

As always brilliant pics Jan :)
At the end of it all you don't want to go into the grave peacefully and quietly in well preserved body... You want to go sort off skidding in sideways, full of bruises and scratches saying: "Man what a ride!!!"

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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Nkulu » Mon May 29, 2017 10:41 am

:popcorn:
Brilliant as always :clap: :clap:
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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Mon May 29, 2017 11:05 am

Looking forward to this new travel tale Jan! To start with a landing Vulture, followed by Hyenas, indicates action of some kind! :clap: :clap:

Great shot of the Red-backed Shrike, and a lovely Elephant! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by barryels » Mon May 29, 2017 11:15 am

Great start to your trip with lovely pictures of Kruger residents :clap: :clap: .

Looking forward to the rest of the sightings :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon May 29, 2017 11:25 am

thanks for sharing Jan. Stunning pics :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Mon May 29, 2017 6:03 pm

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Drought - feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon May 29, 2017 6:09 pm

Welcome on board and thank you all for the kind comments :dance: :dance:

First to arrived at the carcass was the ever present BBJ........ :thumbs_up:

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At the beginning he had everything for himself ...a big free dinner..... :dance:

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Then he started pulling the carcass at the head.....don't understand why with all the meat on the other side...may be practicing..... :hmz:

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Tbc...........still only the Jackal at the carcas.... :hmz:

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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon May 29, 2017 6:31 pm

Beautiful photos!

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Re: Jan van Wyk - TR Dec 16 - Sad drought : feast for the Predators and Raptors

Unread post by Goronta » Mon May 29, 2017 7:15 pm

What a start :thumbs_up:
A new TR by Jan :D Means a new festival of images :clap: :clap: :clap:
I'm on board :wink:

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