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 Post subject: Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:46 am 
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Thank you for the great pictures Vlakvarkvrou! Lovely to see all the 'mites again! :dance: :dance:

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Baie Dankie tannie VVV! You are a Super Star! :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:

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Thanks VVV. :k

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:gflower: Lovely Meet and faces of Mites. :gflower:

Great to see how Mites can enjoy themselves like you all did. :clap: :whistle:

:gflower: Thank you for the Great Photos VVV!!! :gflower:

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How wonderful to see you all. 8)

More than ever, I feel that I missed a beeeg family gathering. :mrgreen: :(

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What a great meet.

Great location,
Great food,
Meeting friends making new friends.

Thanks to everyone. Especially Mads for getting soaked through, and a new sighting too (rufus-cheeked nightjar).

Glad to hear you are feeling better Val, see you in Satara Heksie .

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 Post subject: Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!
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WOW!!! What a busy and deurmekaar week it was!!!! I cannot believe tomorrow it is a week ago that we have the meet... :doh:

It was so nice to see old friends again and to make quite a few new friends... Every body was chatting and kuiering with every body! It was so enjoyable!! I hope to a few of you now also know Rietvlei a bit better.. It was a pity that Crested Val was not feeling well and I could not extend her birdlist, but at least Crested chick could join me on the drive..


The spirit on the drive was reaaly high and full of fun.. Sightings (I am not sure if any body posted it) includes Rhino, Buffalo, Red lipped Herald (snake), Rufous cheeked nightjar, Marsh Owl, THe big herd of Eland (including babies),lots of common reedbuck, but I think the highlight was the bushpig and springhare!I am sorry about the serval and aardwolf. It will have to wait until next time! Because the rian got us all soaking wet!!!

Thank you for all lthat attended!! .. and for those that could not make it.. maybe next time.. It will be great to meet you all in the "plastic bush" :mrgreen:

I also have a favour to ask.. I know that some of you already did.. but I am desperate!! Please help if you can...

Dear all, my video is through to the finals of the Kwela video competition! This video won in 2008 the sighting of the year on the forum! :dance: :dance:

To all the South Africans:

I need to compete with stiff competition (Lourens Botha with his Lions and Buffalo video). The person with the most votes will win a 4x4 trailer, please tell as many people to vote for it!
For the Video competition send the word "KAT" to 33157
You can only vote from an South African Number and maximum of 30 votes per cellphone sim card.Thank you for all the support!!! Voting ends 12:00 on Tuesday the 26th of November 2013.

Here is the video that made the finals!



what is to me even more amazing, is that I saw the same serval in May this year again!! 5 years later... She was amazing!!



Please help me to win that trailer... you can all go camping with me if I win :big_eyes: :slap: :mrgreen: :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!
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Lovely sightings on the night drive Mads! I'm sure everybody enjoyed it, despite the rain! :clap: :clap:

Awesome videos of the Serval! Voted! :thumbs_up:

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Mads wrote:
Please help me to win that trailer... you can all go camping with me if I win :big_eyes: :slap: :mrgreen: :gflower:

Super video Mads, Just voted for you and I will get all my friends,family and staff at work to do the same. I hope you get the trailer. Hope you become the founding member of the Forum Camping Club :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!
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Thanks for the votes Hilda and Isinkwe!

Isinkwe, I would love to become the founding member of the Forum Camping club... :hands: I am not sure if it is a good omen, but I saw Serval last night on Rietvlei!! :dance:

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A big Howzit to everyone who was at Rietvlei
Had an amazing time and am so glad to have finally landed back home xxx
Hope to see u all again soon
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It was lovely to meet you, Crested Chick, and to see your Folks again. I don't take very good people pictures, but here are a few of the residents of Rietvlei.

Firstly, Mads, the plastic bush is infintely better than the concrete jungle. :D
The view from the boma. *sigh*
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Right next to the car
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Young Jackal
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Rufous cheeked nightjar
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Part of the large herd of eland with babies
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A fantastic sighting and superb video of the serval Mads! :thumbs_up:

I have submitted my vote. :D

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Awesome sightings and pictures, thank you Chirinda! :clap: :clap:

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Voted Mads!

Still thinking about the lovely meet we had and hope it's sooner than later for the next one!

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