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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:36 pm

Trevor Butler's pic taken in MZNP.

We used the new road up to the top plateau where I took these snaps....


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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby Meet the Oceans » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:05 pm

Hi there,
wre just back from MZNP,
we drove in, 5 km's after the gate
we saw a beautiful Cheeta with 4 cubs.

Thinking to see great landscape, but nothing like that
the camera wasn't quick enough, I only took few pics.

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:56 pm

Hi BeeTee,

You make me jealous! I was hoping to sleep over in MZNP in 2 weeks' time, just to see the cheetahs...
You said there were 4 cubs? Recently we were told there were 6 new cubs (1 mother), so this implies that 2 cubs have died recently -- hope not!

Thanks for the lovely report! Maybe I'll still pop in there on my way to Addo...

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby Meet the Oceans » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:18 pm

Hi Friedrich,

I'm sorry, but we saw only 4 cubs,
but I can't say, that we really saw everything.

We saw them near the Low Level Bridge
5 km after the entrance gate and they dissapeared so quick,
they was on top of the raod, we were on the bridge.

If the wather is getting better,
you should really drive in !

Greetings,

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PS: another question,
are you German ?
Your name sound european.....

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:47 pm

Hi BeeTee

Sorry, but I am only 25% German... which is not good enough for Germans!
My Grandfather came from Germany to South Africa, and married an Afrikaans girl, but he died before I was born, so the German got lost somewhere in the Free State...!

Hope you have a wonderful time in South Africa. I hope to sleep over at MZNP next week, and then spend 4 days in Addo, which is very good for lions lately.

Auf wieder sehen,

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby Meet the Oceans » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:27 am

Hi Friedrich,

I'm 100 % german,
but moved to SA last year and just got my permanent residence.

Addo is wonderful and I wish you a great time there and in ZMNP.

Greetings,

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:29 pm

Trevor Butler wrote:I also took these shots at ZEBRA PARK recently. It looks like this PALE CHANTING GOSHAWK was busy with a snake when we arrived on the scene .When it had finished eating, it took off to a tree near-by.


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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:35 pm

Trevor Butler wrote:The lighting was very bad and the Rhino were far away when I took this shot at ZEBRA PARK last month .


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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby Richprins » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:55 pm

Here a couple of old pics from CUSTOS 1978:

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby BushFairy » Sat May 15, 2010 11:09 pm

Hi all :)

Here are some pics I took in MZNP.... It's a truely wonderful place :D

Aardwolf in the morning sun
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Kudu - remains of a cheetah kill
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Some others...
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby NickyG » Tue May 18, 2010 9:41 pm

Fantastic Aardwolf shot. :dance: :clap:

Saw one there in October last year - ran over teh road, and was took quick for y camera.

What bird makes that nest ?

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby BushFairy » Tue May 18, 2010 9:52 pm

Hi NickyG :)

Thanks! I think the nest is that of a white-browed sparrow-weaver?
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby NickyG » Wed May 19, 2010 7:57 am

Ello Bushfairy!

sounds like a tradesman, not a bird....lol...

Thanx, I will have a look in Robertson's.
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby arks » Wed May 19, 2010 12:20 pm

BushFairy wrote:Thanks! I think the nest is that of a white-browed sparrow-weaver?

I think it may be the nest of scalyfeathered finches? I saw scalyfeathered finches with nests like this in KTP.
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Animals

Unread postby wanderw » Wed May 19, 2010 1:14 pm

@BushFairy - lovely pix of MZNP! :thumbs_up: Where about did you see the Aardwolf?
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