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 Post subject: Addo Webcam
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:18 am 
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Hi All,

The Addo Webcam has been up and running since end April 2010. I have had a look at the saved highlights and I have recorded all the sightings that I can identify from the webcam images into main groups namely Animals, Birds. Reptiles and Other Sightings

My objective here is to draw up a list that can be a record of the sightings from the webcam and hide at Addo. I will also post images of these sighting that are on the list. If there is anyone that would like to add to this list or correct anything please feel free to do so.

LIST OF RECORDED SIGHTINGS FROM THE HIDE AND WEBCAM AT ADDO

ANIMALS

Elephant
Buffalo
Lion
Black Rhinoceros
Spotted Hyaena
Kudu
Warthog
Black-Backed Jackal
Bush Pig ---------- Were sighted and reported by Jungle Junkie
Vervet Monkey --- Contribution by Jungle Junkie
Small Spotted Genet ----Thanks to babs56 and Melrockson for saving this image.
Zebra----------Congratulations to Lionspoon for capturing the first image of a Zebra on Addo Webcam



BIRDS

Brownhooded Kingfisher
Egyptian Goose
African Spoonbill
Blacksmith Lapwing
Cape Wagtail
Pied Starling
Redwinged Starling
Dark-Capped Bulbul
Hadeda Ibis
South African Shelduck
Greater Striped Swallow
Lesser Striped Swallow
Forktailed Drongo
Grey Heron
Cattle Egret
Cape Glossy Starling
LBJ - Little Brown Job


REPTILES

Leopard Tortoise
Terrapin
Lizard or Gecko
Snake ----------- Sighted and contribution by Lionspoon

Frog/Toad

INSECTS

Spider
Millipede
Tok-Tokkie (Tenebrionid Beetles)


OTHER SIGHTINGS

Addo Rain
Addo Staff
Tourist Accommodation


There are Webcam Images and Photos of everything that is on this list.

A sketch and pics showing the waterhole layout

Please just scroll down and onto the next pages to find them all.
Feel free to leave any comments



Hi Guys,
I have been watching the forum for a while but have not posted anything yet so here goes my first public post and thought it appropriate to post it here in the cammers section.

I went to Addo Park yesterday, Sun 31 Sep 2010. It is lovely and green after the recent rains. I tried to photograph the Brownhooded Kingfisher on its perch where it can normally be seen on the webcam but I had no luck .

I did however manage to get a photo of it sitting on the fence next to the hide.

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Here in this photo in the top r/h corner can be seen where it can normally be seen perched on the webcam



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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:18 pm 
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WOW RonnieL! :mrgreen:
Thank you so much for those great pics of Kibo and his perch :clap: :clap: :clap:
For those of us who haven't been to Addo, it's a lovely new perspective of our cam views 8) 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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:yaya: Ronnie!

Thanks for getting us a picture of Kibo! :mrgreen:

So, I take it the cam is on top of the hide?

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Yes the camera is on top just behind where the birds like to perch.

When I go out to Addo again I will take a few pics of the area and see if I can get a shot of the camera. :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Thanks! That would be amazing! Last time I was in Addo there wasn't any cam yet. Would be great to see. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Hi Guys,

Here are some pics that I took in Oct from inside the hide.
I will be posting some more.

If there is anyone out there that would like to post their photos taken of or from inside the hide and you would like to share your pics please feel free to post them here

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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A view from the lookout at the Addo Main Camp. The webcam and hide is situated under the greenery on the bottom left of the pic. Elephant can be seen at the waterhole and returning to feed up on the hillside.

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A number of guests enjoying the view from the lookout at the Main Camp

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Hi Guys :)

Thanks to all for the kind words :thumbs_up:

Here are some pics that were taken in 2004 long before the hide was built.


The hide is built to the left of the pole with the flood light.
Maybe just off to the left of the pic

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Here one can see how the vegetation has changed over the years

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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I took these two pics 5 Sep 2010

One can see that the Acacia have not yet sprouted their new leaves for spring

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:45 am 
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Hi All,

I spent the day out at Addo yesterday Sun 7 Nov, what a brilliant day I had, :D :D :D the weather was perfect and I saw large numbers of ellies and buffs. :clap: :clap: :clap: The Park is looking so nice and green. They have all moved to the Woodlands and Gorah areas. Because of the rains we have had there are pools of water all over the Park that they are using and for this reason nothing happening on the webcam. :( :(

Here are some pics of the webcam as promised :cam:

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Taken inside the hide

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The white box are where the conextions from the webcam which is just
above on the roof of the hide are made so that all around the world
can see what is happening here at Addo

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Ronnie, I've been away for the weekend (and hardly had any internet connection on top of it :doh: ), so I missed your wonderful ellie shots. Thanks for posting them! :wink:

Also, thanks for giving us a feel for the hide! Must say, it really looks nice there.
*note to myself: You need to return to Addo.*

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:33 am 
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Thanks LS.for your kind words. :thumbs_up:

The hide is very nice but I do find that it is too low down. :( As can be seen from my pics it looks like the bottom of the ellies feet are cut off. :( The mound of soil just in front of the hide is too high not allowing one to see the waters edge and what's happening at the back. The floor of the hide should of been built higher, there is enough space in there to raise the floor, the ceiling is high. What can be done now to correct this is to either raise the floor or lower the mound of soil in front of the hide and I really hope that this will be done because it will be a big improvement. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Hi Guys,

When I went out to Addo on Sun it was my intention to get a pic of the Brownhooded Kingfisher ( Kibo ) sitting on his perch as seen on the webcam on most evenings. :cam:

So after I came out of the game camp at 6.30 pm, that is when the gates close I went straight to the hide to wait for Kibo. Alas what should happen the battery of my camera said that it had enough and went flat. :( The only option that I had was to use my mobile/cell phone;s camera. I tested it and saw that the image would not be too great but had no option and so there I sat and waited.

It was after 7pm when all of a sudden I saw a bird shadow in the floodlight and I looked up at the perch and THERE was Kibo. :shock: I moved slowly with my phone and snap :cam: I had my pic of Kibo, not good but there it was. I looked at the time of the pic, 7.15 pm

I was wondering whether this moment would be on the webcam and if someone had saved the highlight and how thrilled I was when I had a look at the webcam highlights and there Kibo was, the time 7.15 pm exactly. :dance: :clap: :clap:

The highlight had been saved by JoyceW. Thank you very much :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Here is the highlight

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Here is the pic that I took with my cell phone camera

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Here is a pic of the sunset also taken with my cell phone camera

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Ronnie you Rock :clap: :clap: How fantastic getting Kibo from 2 angles :whistle:

More please :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Thanks JJ :thumbs_up:

You have no idea how excited I was :dance:

What are the odds of that happening, the two pics at the same time and then to have someone save the webcam as a HIGHLIGHT !!!!!!!! :shock:

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