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Nkorho cam sightings discussion - Saturday 11th August 07

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Nkorho cam sightings discussion - Saturday 11th August 07

New day for eye spying!!!

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L,C,D,A & E would love this!!!

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Swift wrote:

 

That seems to me close or the same as we are hearing !

Maybe an adult and a young ( who's begging for food) ?

Nice recording ! Thanks Ingwe.

My field practis has been with an old male. We have been "talking" a lot, for many years. But he did not make this juv sound, because of his age Eye-wink

I think it's the same too Swift.  I remember our discussion in the past about your "old friend"  Eye-wink

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Rhino !!!

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Ingwe wrote:
There is a recording of the whistling sound on THIS PAGE

That seems to me close or the same as we are hearing !

Maybe an adult and a young ( who's begging for food) ?

Nice recording ! Thanks Ingwe.

My field practis has been with an old male. We have been "talking" a lot, for many years. But he did not make this juv sound, because of his age  Eye-wink

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Hi Ingwe

I know the sounds of the Verreaux Eagle Owl as much lower and "acousticer" (spell) No high screeches like these heard here.

That screeching was IDed as Barn Owl and that puzzled me because it was / is so close to the mic. Never heard it as clear.

Then one flew from tree to dung and I got confused, because that could never be the Barn Owl. For shure the V. E. Owl  I was watching here, in close up too   Cool

But then one calling in the tree ( close to the mic again) and one sitting near the dung pile, that made me two Owls.

Nice puzzling though   Smiling

 


 

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Thanks swift for the ID's. I think we got stuck in the dung pile. I even refreshed but still there Sad

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There is a recording of the whistling sound on THIS PAGE

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Swift I just dug out my old Robert's (Birds of SA)  It describes the call of the giant eagle owl like .....

A low, gruff hooting "hu hu" followed by a series of "hu hu" notes rising in scale.

But - it also says a "weaker whistling sound repeated again and again often by the female and younger birds"

Could still be the eagle owl whistling/screeching?  It doesn't sound loud enough to be the barn owl?

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Our Barn Owl is "singing" its concert again Smiling

I have to change this ID of the owl !

The screeching owl just flew to the dung pile and Zoomie is giving beautiful pics now.

It is the Verreaux Eagle Owl / Giant Eagle Owl that makes also these high pitched calls than Cool

Edit again:  Barn Owl still calling near the mic and Verreaux Eagle Owl sitting near the "dung" 

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Something just slunk around the far side of the waterhole very close to the ground - sighting started at around 7.30 p.m. CAT

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Gerda wrote:

yes it was limping pretty bad...

another one is there now, not limping Smiling

 

I missed it!  And something just ran fast and squealed  Shocked

And something back again lol! 

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