The return *

Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:01 pm

Cape Town 30.9.2014


Tearful reunion, I'm so glad to be back on African soil, hosted by Michele. She prepared a fabulous program and we already leave the next day to West Coast, Dunepost, Eland Bay, Lambert Bay, Darling, Witzenberg.

I will post the name of the birds in French too, for my nephew.

Re: The return

Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:04 pm

The start is wacky .... a tire issue (and modem) makes us "lose" a few hours. This is the beginning of the great adventures.
It seems that all snakes are given the word to wake up that day. Puff Adder, Mole Snake and other unidentified are on the edge of the small roads of the national park, or still in life, for my happiness, or crushed by people too rushed!

Image Puff Adder/Vipère heurtante

Image wich one :-?
a Cape Whip Snake... thank your for the ID Michele 0/0

Image baby Puffie

Image Cape Francolin/Francolin criard

ImageSpeckled Mousebird/Coliou rayé
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Re: The return

Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:30 am


We stop to all hides, well almost, and the adventure continues, my camera fails ... because of a battery. We had hot ... both of us.
Dunepost, which I already knew, is a really nice camp. Large kitchen/dining room/living room, 2 bedrooms and terrace.


Image from the hide

Image the path

Image so far away

Image Inside the hide, White-throated Swallow/Hirondelle à gorge blanche

Re: The return

Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:34 am

Image so green

Image so nice

Image O-/

Image in search of Whales

Image Seeberg bird hide

Re: The return

Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:36 am

Image Common Whimbrel/Courlis corlieu

Image White-fronted Plover/Gravelot à front blanc

Image Grey Plover/Pluvier argenté

Image Kittlitz's Plover/Gravelot pâtre

Re: The return

Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:37 am

Image Common Greenshank/Chevalier aboyeur

Image Curlew Sandpiper/Bécasseau corcoli

Image Black-winged Stilt/Echasse blanche

Image Three-banded Plover/Gravelot à triple colliers

Re: The return

Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:01 pm

After a good night, we leave for the north, Eland Bay , Lambert Bay in search of Ganets. Always the same snakes.... dead and alive. The scenery is beautiful, green, summer has not burned everything. I'm finally in the summer, a summer absent this year in Central Europe. It's still a bit fresh to eat on the terrace in the evening. Regardless, I'm there for seven weeks.

Image Cape Weaver/Tisserin du Cap fem.

Image Cape Weaver/Tisserin du Cap

Image Yellow Canary/Serein de Sainte-Hélène

Image femelle

Image Cape Bulbul/Bulbul du Cap

Re: The return

Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:06 pm

We stopped there in hope to find Pelicans, but all was already flew away... where :-?

Image Grey Heron/Héron cendré

Image :-0

Image dry fisches

Image rob or present :-?

Image not easy to eat =O:

Re: The return

Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:11 pm

A little bit further, some Caterpillars ask our attention… what nice eyes they have, and a tiny Tortoise harrased by Crows and need help to not finish like all these Snakes… Michele do it and we can have a picture

Image Michele...

Image ... and the Caterpillar

Image Grasshopper

Image Angulate Tortoise, 4-5 cm.
it seems the Crows already ate a piece 0'

à suivre...

Re: The return

Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:16 pm

Nothing funny about Michele's Jacket....I like it!!!!! \O