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Just set up camp on fence at Letaba. Really dry here. Not a blade of grass in the camping area. Love all the birds that hang around hoping for a tit bit from lunch. Saw zebra, buffalo and impala on drive as well as red and yellow ox peckers. The animala seemed to be enjoying the rain. No rain at L. Just cloudy.


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Sightings from Letaba Bridge and road to camp
2 Slip-slops in river, 1 plastic bag, 2 types of fish (1 a barble), terrapin/turtles, fish eagle enjoying supper. Camp rather busy after quiet of last 2 camps. Sky clear and lovely red withchickens squawking, impala grazing peacefully here at fence as well as an ellie. Braai fires are flickering and I am so blessed to be here


Is she in Kruger???? Sounds more like a petting zoo lol

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Had a wonderful time at Matambeni hide this morning. Amazing amount of waterbirds there. Letaba camp also full of bird life. My little bird list is growing fast :D Not fussed by no cat sightings to date as it is just so great to be here. Lots of ellies here too with cute babies. Total of 12467 elephant in park. They have stopped watering the lawns here due to water shortage.


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Is there still some water in pools in the river :?:

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Some water pools around Letaba. Engelhart dam still covered with water even though it is only hippo ankle deep. now you guys know what I have been doing - counting ellies :lol:

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If they have a bright orange splosh painted on their rumps they've been counted!

Seems she missed the bunch that were by the wh just now. :lol:


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If they have a bright orange splosh painted on their rumps they've been counted!

Seems she missed the bunch that were by the wh just now. :lol:


I'll look out for the one's DB's missed when in the park :D

You're going to be busy - there are ellies around every corner. They are well camauflaged in the dry mopani.


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Hi all!!!! The lady in the caravan at Shing. will adopt you all on my recommendation :)

WTM - I am loving the birding. Saw my first ever paradise flycatcher here today in camp and many other birds as well and what I thought a squaretailed drongo of which I will post a pic for you guys to confirm.

Bert please keep your cell on and with you on 10th!


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It is a still and peaceful here in camp tonight with frogs croaking in the distance and a bird (owl?) going "prrrrt" "prrrrt " above us in the trees here and one answering it. Really need to learn my bird calls. There is an ellie chomping on some dry branches close by. Last night a hyeana patrolled up and down the fence. The bushveld is somewhat quieter tonight than last night.

The birdlife here is wonderful.


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and a bird (owl?) going "prrrrt" "prrrrt " above us in the trees here and one answering it. Really need to learn my bird calls.
The birdlife here is wonderful.


HI DB!!!

Great to hear you are having such a great time!

That prrrt prrrt is the Scops owl 8)

{also looking forward to the housewarming... and then will you adopt me ?)

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That prrrt prrrt is the Scops owl 8)


Absolutely right, but don't let WTM hear your imitation... he insists they say Prrruuup prruup! And I tend to agree. :lol: At least that's what the ones at Orpen sound like. Both of them. :lol:


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It is a still and peaceful here in camp tonight with frogs croaking in the distance and a bird (owl?) going "prrrrt" "prrrrt " above us in the trees here and one answering it. Really need to learn my bird calls. There is an ellie chomping on some dry branches close by. Last night a hyeana patrolled up and down the fence. The bushveld is somewhat quieter tonight than last night.

The birdlife here is wonderful.


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That prrrt prrrt is the Scops owl 8)


Absolutely right, but don't let WTM hear your imitation... he insists they say Prrruuup prruup! And I tend to agree. :lol: At least that's what the ones at Orpen sound like. Both of them. :lol:


Not my imitation... just responding to DB's prrrt prrrrt :wink:

I also agree with the prrruup prruup :lol:

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I know what a Scops sounds like - have them at home and heard them at Punda...this call is shorter, no "uuuurpt" in the prrrrt .....?? Pearl spotted?


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I know what a Scops sounds like - have them at home and heard them at Punda...this call is shorter, no "uuuurpt" in the prrrrt .....?? Pearl spotted?


Quoting Bosnimf:

The african barred owlet... they make the prrrrt, and according to her plenty of them in Letaba 8)

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The pearly's call ascends tee tee tee tee tee, then a brief pause, then descends teeew teeew tew tew tew.
edit: I also think it must be the barred.


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Bushbuck has come past outside the fence....hope he will be ok tonight. Hyena sneaking up and down here too. I can hear what must be a pearl spotted now which I muddle with a nightjar. Lots to learn still! Going to see if I can spot these owls with my torch and then turn in...coffee at sunrise is very early as you all know. G'night from paradise !


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