And then the rain set in or at dusk the bush comes alive

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Post by Flutterby » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:42 am

The bee-eaters are always a nice splash of colour! \O Nice to see Knob-billed ducks...not seen that often. ;-)

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Post by Richprins » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:31 pm

What a superb selection, Pumbaa! :ty: :ty: :ty:

Never seen ostriches that size, nor those bee-eaters nesting! ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

The ducks are also excellent!


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Post by Lisbeth » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:42 pm

Nice knob-billed ducks and so many bee-eaters together is splendid ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: And then the rain set in or at dusk the bush comes alive

Post by Pumbaa » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:46 pm

Flutterby wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:42 am
The bee-eaters are always a nice splash of colour! \O Nice to see Knob-billed ducks...not seen that often. ;-)
For us the knob-billed ducks are indeed as well rare so always a pleasure when they do come across ^Q^
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Re: And then the rain set in or at dusk the bush comes alive

Post by Pumbaa » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:48 pm

Richprins wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:31 pm
What a superb selection, Pumbaa! :ty: :ty: :ty:

Never seen ostriches that size, nor those bee-eaters nesting! ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

The ducks are also excellent!


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Thanks a lot and eve more birdies to come X#X
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Re: And then the rain set in or at dusk the bush comes alive

Post by Pumbaa » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:48 pm

Lisbeth wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Nice knob-billed ducks and so many bee-eaters together is splendid ^Q^ ^Q^
We had a great time in doing the birding this year \O
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Re: And then the rain set in or at dusk the bush comes alive

Post by Pumbaa » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:50 pm

Lots of impalas were on their way for their afternoon drink into the direction of the Crocodile river

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and so we could capture some of these beauties in the evening light

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and also waterbucks joined them.

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Unfortunately it was a quiet evening and as nothing else could be discovered we had to turn around as it was about time already. On the private road to the camp we stopped for a beautiful bateleur

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and also noticed another Wahlberg eagle

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before it was time for another wonderful braai and far too soon our stay in this quiet camp was already nearly over. Although it was a hot day it cooled extremely down over night and so we slept quite well.

Thursday, 15. February 2018 – Biyamiti – Skukuza

Explored roads: S139 – S23 – S114 – H1-1 – H1-1 – S65 – S1 – S42 – H4-1 – H1-2 – S83

Today we had to leave this wonderful camp but for sure were still allowed to drive the private road which we did extreme slow in order to enjoy the drive along that road for a final time and especially with such a sunny and bright weather as we also know that road when same is muddy and slippery after some good rains.

We came across a duiker couple which were very cooperative in letting us photograph them as she first eyed us curiously but gladly stayed where she was

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and in between we noticed some movement behind a tree trunk who also wanted to know what the fuss was all about.

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The duiker husband was only interested in taking breakfast

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which looked in form of marulas extreme yummy.

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Post by Pumbaa » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:52 pm

We saw lots of plum coloured starlings on that road and for sure stopped for a couple of shots

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as well as for a redbacked shrike female taking a sunbath in the early morning sun.

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Timon must have had eagle eyes as he spotted a verraux’s giant eagle owl in the dense tree and after some struggle I also could spot same but as said it was also very difficult to take pictures of same.

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Lot of giraffes could as well be spotted

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whilst also taking their breakfast and we for sure had a great time in taking some close ups as well.

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Great for us was also the meeting with a forktailed drongo as we saw only few of them last year

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and always a wonderful sighting is an African hoopoe

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first on the ground and later same flew up on a branch which made it easier for us to photograph same.

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We stopped for a bateleur in flight,

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a glossy starling,

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and some European bee eaters.

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to be continued……
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Re: And then the rain set in or at dusk the bush comes alive

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:09 pm

Wonderful bird show O/\ O/\
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Re: And then the rain set in or at dusk the bush comes alive

Post by Richprins » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:24 am

Great selection again, Pumbaa! Remarkable the duiker eating amarula there! :shock: :shock: :shock:


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