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 Post subject: Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:30 am 
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:D and last night on the drive went around Sable Dam, with only Impalas waiting for us in the hot heat of the afternoon. Seen some Giraffes on the Mopane road, but ran over the road and disappeared between the Red Bushwillow and Silver Cluster Leaf trees. Eventually after viewing the Baboons at the Sycomore Fig Tree at Ngwenyeni waterhole, we found some Zebras close to the Hyeana Den.

After the sundowner stop break we found the Hyeanas in the road, and on our way back, more Zebras and a our only Elephant for the evening at Shikumbu, and some Buffaloes at the Sable dam turn off.

This morning on the Morning Drive we took the S131 gravel road and got a few Giraffes with a Red Crested Korhaan, calling and further up the road a small herd of Elephants, but definitely making their way to somewhere for Christmas breakfast, but luckily got another Elephant Bull in the vicinity, which at least stayed in our camera lens for a bit longer, where after he also walked to the herd of Elephants. Got Impala Rams and Zebras at Ngweyeni waterhole, and 1 Hyeana around the Den area, in a little mud pool. Up the S131 towards Shivhulani to make our way to Masorini on the Shivhulani little road and found more Giraffes and Zebras.

After Masorini got 2 Tawny Eagles and a Monitor Lizzard in dead trees.

Hope you all having a beautiful time for Christmas!!!:D

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 Post subject: Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings
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CMR Beetle eating morning glory flower
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Lesser Bush Baby before it came jumping over the road in front of us
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Spotted Thickknee with kill
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On one of the 6hour game drives I did
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Woodland Kingfisher
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Barn Owl
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:mrgreen: the Barn Owl :dance: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings
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Lourens, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful pictures with us. :thumbs_up: :D
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Congratulations on the promotion Lourens!!! I guess from January 1st you will have to start a new thread called 'Olifants Sightings' :dance:

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Such beautiful photos, thank you.

Love the baby impala and the zebra. Nice to see the barn owl as well, theres a pair that breed in an old shed just up the hill from my house, they always make me smile :D


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 Post subject: Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings
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Great thread Lourens.

Thank you very much, I agree with k-4s, hope you start one for Olifants Camp now.

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Last memories of Phalaborwa Gate Sightings, drives I have done in the area:

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The place where the Elephant got born
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3 Big Elephant tuckers we seen on the S131 gravel road, all on 1 day.
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Sable's 2 male Lions on 31 December 2013
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Yellow Billed Storks
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And so as the Sunset came, the Lion looking deep into the dark night and the water reflection change, so my time came to an end for Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

THE END

LOURENS BOTHA.

NEXT CHAPTER- OLIFANTS SIGHTINGS...

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Thank you Lourens for this last episode of Phalaborwa Gate Sightings they are all absolutely stunning.

Those Lion pics are superb. :thumbs_up:

So pleased that we have the new thread to follow all your sightings and will be able to view you super pics. :dance: :dance:

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thank you, thank you, thank you :clap:

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Thanks for keeping us updated on all your wonderful sightings in the Phalaborwa gate area and your stamping ground Lourens. :clap:
Now for the next stage of your career with more fantastic sightings and pics. :dance:

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Thanks Lourens............see you at Olifants. :clap: :clap:

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Super!! :D

Love your scenic shots! Those owls are awesome :D And the lions are looking good!!

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Indeed magnificent impressions, Lourens,

love the stretching lion exactly as my little kitty at home shortly before it is time for breafast, lunch and dinner :tongue:


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Great memories!! Thank you for sharing them with us! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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