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 Post subject: FD's sms reports. KNP, Jan. '06
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:50 pm 
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Sms just received from francoisd:

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Arrived at Punda 14:10. VERY hot. Slow day. Only managed 48 birds thus far, 3 new. 1 Zebra, 1 ellie, couple imps & nyala. Still waiting for JB & co to arrive.


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Just finished a nice meal with the rest of the team and let me tell you they are even worse in real life than on Forum :twisted:

Met Owl and what a pleasant guy except his comment about Cape Town :roll:

All off to bed we have a 2am wake-up call :shock:

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I posted this in JB/BNF/J/FD's weekend thread but am also puting it here in Francoisd's thread:

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Francoisd has just sent this sms to me:

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At 11:45 yesterday with our count on 138 our team's effort came to a halt due to unforseen problems. Ask JB or Johann to explain. Our end total only 167. We're off to Letaba today. Enjoyed the time with fellow forummers even though their YR was nowhere to be seen! Leaving Mopani now. Ask JB about the LIT x2.

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Just got this from Francoisd:

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Animals few and far apart. No lions yet, if Bert wants to know :D

Saw 3 groups of Ground Hornbill. Very few people in Letaba. The pool is great on this hot day!

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Just recieved from Francois

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Left Letaba 04:30. Now @ Olifants 07:30 having brekkie.
Seen ellies, zebs, buffs, impala, waterbuck, hyena, rabbit, 4x ground hornbill. Plenty water in river!

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Spoke to him last night. He did not believe me that the river was full to the brim. LMAO! Sorry Cois! :lol:

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Just recieved from Francois:

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LION!! 1 male half way between Roodewal & Ratelpan. Timbavati river dry, no water @ Ratelpan hide. Just booked in @ Satara


Really glad for them 8) :thumbs_up:

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I received this from francoisd just a short while ago:

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1st half S100 for late drive. Ellie, waterbuck, buff, zeb & & LION. Impies, wildebeest, more zeb, impi, ellie.

At Shishangani large flock of Senegal Lapwing - take that WTM!!!

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FD sent this sms earlier this afternoon:

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Route: H7-S36-S33-H1.3 to Tshokwane-H1.3 to Satara. General game, ellies, giraffe, group of 100+ buffs, 5 black backed jackal. White rhino at Muzandzeni.

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Just recieved from Francois:

[quote]Morning viewing slow but saw all the “usual stuffâ€Â

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S100 report, 14:30 - 17:00.

Took S100 to Gudzani dam & back. Masses of impies, huge mixed herds of zebs & wildebeest, giraffes galore, ellies, kudu, waterbuck, baboons, vervets.

Oh yes. Large bull ellie blocking road 1.5km from Nsanane. Left tusk nearly touching ground, no right tusk, hole bigger the R5 coin bottom of left ear. Maybe someone can give us his name?

WTM what did you say when I said we'll be doing the S100 again? Was it Voertsek?

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DinkyBird wrote:
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S100 report, 14:30 - 17:00.
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Oh yes. Large bull ellie blocking road 1.5km from Nsanane. Left tusk nearly touching ground, no right tusk, hole bigger the R5 coin bottom of left ear. Maybe someone can give us his name?
<...>

Must be this one.
I'm still not sure if it is Shimatsi though. Marks on the trunk look different. The 2 photos I have seen of Shimatsi don't show the holes in the left ear, but on the other hand both he and the bull in Acekam's pics have a similar round notch in left ear ("SE" of the biggest hole).


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Thanks for the ellie name, will post pics when at office again.

At Skukuza now. Slow day. Lake Panic filled to brim. Bird count 176 visual ID at present.

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francoisd wrote:
Special sightings:
Jakkalsbessie, Bosnimf and Johann (in no particluar order)


Why no particular order? :roll: :twisted:

What a great report Cois, can't wait for the rest... especially day 2 (with photos) :wink:

Was GREAT meeting you and M as well, and we really enjoyed your company! Was great to have M with to help keep you guys in tact! :twisted:
(also it helps a lot when you go through an ordeal like us, to share it with such fun people 8)
Was just a bit too short... but next year we'll be having MUCH more fun (and ticks) :lol:

{If you think he is witty here you should meet him in real life} :twisted: 8)

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WHAT!!!! :shock:

I've not even posted a report yet and you are already quoting me

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