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 Post subject: Re: Crested Chick Flies Home!!!!!
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Good morning Val :D Say hello to all the Kruger animals if you are visiting them today :thumbs_up:. Best wishes for many 8) and :D :cam:.

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Thanks Grant..........hoping to go in this afternoon.
This morning is the dreaded Home Affairs visit. :big_eyes:


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Good luck with the home affairs, mind you, you should be on first name terms by now :)

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Hi Val,

All caught up. Some great sightings early on. When do you depart? I will be at Satara on May 6th. Will you still be there?

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 Post subject: Re: Crested Chick Flies Home!!!!!
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I have decided this year not to do a day by day report, as it got a bit stressful at times.

This year I will be doing a weekly report (hopefully on a Sunday - though I'm already 2 days behind!!!)

Week beginning Dec 2nd

When we arrive in Phala for our extended holiday, there is always a lot to sort out, and this week was no different, so we only managed a visit to the park on Tuesday morning and Saturday afternoon.

Both visits were very productive with general game, though I am sad to say that as yet we haven't seen Desi in his old haunt, or the Klippie family opposite............we will keep looking!!!

Saturday's visit took us to "our" causeway, and we were surprised to see how much water there is flowing in the Letaba here.

This time last year it was almost a dry riverbed.

We were fascinated to watch a parent Pied Kingfisher teaching junior to fish, and though while we were there, no fish were forthcoming, I'm sure that it won't be long before there will be!!!

It was good to see the gate guards wearing their SANParks uniforms, and they gave the car a good going over both on our way in, and on our way out.

Here are a few of the friends we encountered on both days.


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 Post subject: Re: Crested Chick Flies Home!!!!!
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Good luck with the home affairs, mind you, you should be on first name terms by now :)


Oh we are Sparrow!!!! :tongue:


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Hi Val,

All caught up. Some great sightings early on. When do you depart? I will be at Satara on May 6th. Will you still be there?

Daron



Thanks Daron.............sadly we will just miss,
We will be back in Joburg by then, just before we fly home on the 8th!!


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Always great to be back and enjoy the Park when possible :D .

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful sightings :thumbs_up:

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Lovely start to your extended holiday Val. :thumbs_up:

Beautiful :cam: of the Wartie can almost count all the hairs on him ...stunning. :clap: :clap:

Cute baby Impie. :dance: :dance:

Thanks for sharing :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Crested Chick Flies Home!!!!!
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Val, your pictures are getting better and better :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

This virtual tour is turning out very well. I'm enjoying my trip on your bus. Keep the tank full though, don't fancy getting stranded even with a full A-bottle (plenty of spare ones) :lol:

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Stunning pictures Val! That Wartie is awesome! And the baby Impy is so cute! Beautiful close-up of the Blue Wildebeest too! :clap: :clap:

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Always great to be back and enjoy the Park when possible :D .

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful sightings :thumbs_up:



It's a pleasure Barry!!!! :dance:


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Lovely start to your extended holiday Val. :thumbs_up:

Beautiful :cam: of the Wartie can almost count all the hairs on him ...stunning. :clap: :clap:

Cute baby Impie. :dance: :dance:

Thanks for sharing :popcorn:


Those baby Impies are sooooooo cute.


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Val, your pictures are getting better and better :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

This virtual tour is turning out very well. I'm enjoying my trip on your bus. Keep the tank full though, don't fancy getting stranded even with a full A-bottle (plenty of spare ones) :lol:

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Will try my best to keep the bus topped up!!!!
Still as long as you have plenty of Magic Milk..................... :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:


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Stunning pictures Val! That Wartie is awesome! And the baby Impy is so cute! Beautiful close-up of the Blue Wildebeest too! :clap: :clap:


Hilda we rarely see Wildebeest in this area, and when we do they are always on their own.!!!!! :hmz:

It was indeed a huge Wartie!!! :shock:


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