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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:56 pm

Hi there NetEk and Hilda! :thumbs_up:

This was another elephant a couple of days later - touches the sign post as if to say "Hello my beautiful scratch-post!"

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:00 pm

And again some bum scratching! :D

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:24 pm

Appreciate the replies Pumbaa, barryels and Philip1! :thumbs_up:

We have not seen Roan for a very long time and was really hoping to spot some but that was not to be. :(
On one of our visits to Thihongoyeni we did spot a single Eland, but it was far in the distance.

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:28 pm

However - we had an awesome sighting of another very special antelope there......Lichtenstein's Hartebeest! :dance:

It was seemingly part of a herd of Tsessebe

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:29 pm

We were very excited!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:30 pm

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:31 pm

And there was a baby!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:33 pm

We were wondering where the other parent was? :hmz:

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:35 pm

In these two pics you can clearly see the difference in colour between the calves

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:45 pm

Were we correct in assuming that this was the Lichtenstein's calf?

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:48 pm

One last pic

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:05 am

Sheenaugh-Lee, Barry and Hilda and MM! :thumbs_up:

We also paid a visit to Mantambeni Hide - unfortunately it was really busy! Had some nice bird sightings though!

View towards the low-water bridge

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:08 am

Great White Egret with Blacksmith Lapwings and crocodile

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:11 am

It was really hot and this Goliath Heron was trying his best to keep out of the sun!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:13 am

Grey Heron

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