Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

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Re: Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

Post by Richprins » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:18 am

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13°C max temp? :shock: Did you have to clear your car windows from frost in the morning then 0*\
Almost! Very heavy condensation! :-0
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Re: Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

Post by Pumbaa » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:37 pm

Love your hyenas, Richprins,

and the ground hornbills - For us it is always a highlight to spot them - Great Kudu shots as well ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

Post by Flutterby » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:07 pm

Nice sightings. \O Hyenas are always fun to watch. :yes:

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Re: Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

Post by Richprins » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:51 pm

:ty:

Eventually I managed to coax Momprins out of bed, and off we went on a longer daytrip! O/\


The little bit of dirt road between Pk and the tar road to Skuks!


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And a rather dry Shitlhave Dam...no cellphone signal! 0*\

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A weird layer cake of colours! :-0

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On the H1-1 Momprins pointed out a kudu! \O

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On closer inspection it appeared as if she was trying to lure it closer with a piece of naartjie... 0*\


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Re: Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

Post by Richprins » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:07 pm

And then quite a rare opportunity a bit further on - a controlled burn in action! :shock:

(One can see some of the birds swooping around, nailing the insects that have to evacuate! O:V )
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It was EXTREMELY well-organised and supervised. \O \O ^Q^ :ty:


The burners walk a length of a few hundred metres setting the grass alight. In this case it was a stretch between the tar road and the firebreal that runs parallel 30m or so to the north (So forming a very broad firebreak, also to do with the fire-exempt fenced-off plant study plots in the area. )


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In the background is the support vehicle with a water tank on the back. Very slick. X#X

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It is all about the wind, and we hardly felt or smelled anything! :yes:


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Quite thrilling, I must say. Anyway, onwards to an equally-deserted Transport Dam. I was starting to get a bit peeved that no animals seemed to be thirsty in Kruger. :evil:

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Re: Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

Post by Mel » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:16 pm

No feeding the animals ^0^

And I'm sure there is a bird somewhere around Transport Dam O**
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Re: Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:13 am

I wouldn't be too sure about the bird, it looks completely deserted O**
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Re: Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

Post by Richprins » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:03 am

Too cold for drinking! :-0
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Re: Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

Post by Flutterby » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:13 am

Probably the wrong time of day at the waterhole. O**

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Re: Groundhog Day: Pretoriuskop Over and Over Winter 2018

Post by Pumbaa » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:18 am

Although it is looking very dry there is gladly still water left in the dams O/\ O/\ O/\
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