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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:32 pm

Just in from B & JB:

Ellies at water hope you can see them 2


Will tell them the cam is stuck :(
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:46 pm

Reply from the girls:

Cam stuck? No wonder nobody commented on us waving! Fierynecked nightjar only 1 applauding us.
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Unread postby Shidzidzii » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:57 pm

REPORT FROM JB AND BOSNIMF
Sitting at the Olifants camp lookout.
Overnight at Orpen last night.
Sidestriped jackal (Witkwasjakkals) at waterhole! Her 1st ever so that counts big points (very rarly seen).
Lots of buffalo and elephant.
Another 2 Rhino.
Hyena and blackbacked jackals.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:55 pm

This message from JB & B has just arrived on my phone but it is dated 29/08/05 - have no idea why it took such ages to come through :?

Went on night drive and saw civet, lots of genets & bushbabies, jackal, ellies, buffs etc and tail of a leopard :(
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:57 am

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Woke up with Scops calling and close roaring lions. Found the lions with cubs, sharpes, 3 big breeding herds of ele's and big herd of buffs before 7:30.
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Unread postby DvZ » Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:18 am

Hi

They SMS'd me last night. Going to be at Pafuri on Saturday.

Going to give Frank's binocs and book on Saturday.

Daniel has already received his and was so happy and greatfull.

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Unread postby Shidzidzii » Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:31 pm

Arrived at Punda Maria.
Furnished safari tents are "STUNNING" .
Over the moon about a sighting of Roan Antelope (both say for their 1st time in KNP)
Nyalas , Elephant etc.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:08 pm

Just heard from JB & B:

Hi, was on sunset drive and saw a leopard... Was stunning! Also lots of springhares, genets, 3 herds of buffs (1 very big). The guide said that Frank is on leave. What should we do now? Take the chance & leave it with someone or take back home for somebody else to MAYBE bring along sometime?


I told them that I would be in Punda on 2 Oct if they'd like to leave them with the camp manager I would take the binocs to Frank. Does anyone else have any other ideas?
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Sep 03, 2005 2:13 pm

Just heard from Bosnimf & Jakkalsbessie:

Hi, was there (at Pafuri) this morning & the guy said Frank will be back tomorrow so we will return then & try again.

Saw crested guinea fowl, tamborine dove, tropical boubou, ostrich with smallish ones etc, now on 184 birds. Saw buffs, tsessebe, sharpe's, 100's of nyala, 3 kilpsringers, ellies etc. Doing Mahonie Loop bit later.
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Unread postby Jaco V » Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:32 am

Got this just after 7:00 AM (SA Time)

Just left gate (Punda Maria). Saw 12 lions with young ones, they roared all night. Also saw sable, and 4 jackal. On our way to Pafuri to see Frank, and then out off the park :(
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:09 pm

This report arrived an hour ago from the girls:

Hi, after sms to Jaco saw some tsessebe etc. also crested guinea fowl again. Also gave the binocs to a very happy Frank. Left the Park & now the long drive home.
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Unread postby Bosnimf » Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:55 pm

Helloooooo all!! We are back :evil:
Unfortunately... but safe at least! Just got to get it of my chest... I HATE GAUTENG!!!
(anyone in Kruger need a wife??) :lol:

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Unread postby Bosnimf » Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:52 pm

Pics are taking for ever to download.... here are 3 in the mean time:

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Unread postby Bosnimf » Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:15 pm

And that is just the beginning... :lol:
(240 pics... JB and I have some scanning and downloading to do :shock: )

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:lol: one of our 38 rhino's
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Unread postby Bosnimf » Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:50 pm

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We have loads of bird pics, JB will probably post more tomorrow(or later in the week :twisted: ) under different bird posts
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