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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat May 18, 2013 6:48 am

magnificent variety, some magnificent pictures :clap: :clap:
thank you for posting :D
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat May 18, 2013 7:02 am

Great to have you back with our Phala dose Lourens. :thumbs_up:

Thank you for sharing your awesome sightings and magnificent pics. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby ndloti » Sat May 18, 2013 9:35 pm

Lourens wrote:Maaaaannnnnyyyy of these large fungus growing termites with their mounts around PhalaborwaImage


Thank you Lourens !

I assume these are the mounds so prominently visible in large concentrations on the tar road between Letaba & Masorini - closer to Masorini ?

Lourens , what chances are there that the trails rangers on Mphongholo will resume their interesting trail reports ?
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun May 19, 2013 10:26 am

Thanks so much Lourens,

with so many stunning pictures and a great variety of animals - WoW :mrgreen:

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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Lourens » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:29 pm

:popcorn:

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At my flat in the Park-
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:34 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Lourens as always your :cam: are stunning. :thumbs_up:

Those Lions in the road must have been such a treat to watch. :dance:

Ellie with the water lilies is very 8)

Thanks for sharing :popcorn:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:51 pm

Great sightings just love the lions in the road!!

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Thank you so much for sharing!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:15 pm

for me is the Gymnogene :clap:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:33 pm

Magical.

We will be back in Phalaborwa in December for 5 months.......hope to do another drive with you Lourens. :dance:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Lourens » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:01 pm

:popcorn:

Pictures from 15 May 2013 till today November 2013

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Leopard that came and visit us on the Malopeni trail, footprints from next morning-
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While peacefully watching mating couple of Lion close to Masorini one morning, out of surprise, another Lionness made her appearance, and got a big fright when she saw the mating couple and started running up the road, with the male behind her, and this Lionness just looking what is happening.
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When the male returned
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Lourens » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:16 pm

:popcorn:

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An Hippo at our Bush Braai site, and then a few days later he died.
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African Scops Owl at our Bush Braai site
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Our Sable Pride's young male on this Night Drive with me seen for the last time, porcupine quills and territorial males made sure he doesn't survive.
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African Scops Owl at our Bush Braai site
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Just before Nandzana waterhole
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On the Olifants River Backpack Trail I did September
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Mphongolo Backpack Trail I did in October
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Sable Dam
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Morning Safari 6 hour game drive- all the Wattled Starlings with Buffalo Herd
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Purple Roller at nest
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Wild Dogs on Night Drive on S131
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Redcrested Korhaan in the cold weather we had
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Praying Manthis in my succulent garden
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After last weeks rain we had, the Giraffe eating the Mopane Pomegranite yellow flowers
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Fiery Necked Nightjar's eggs, found on walk
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On Mphongolo Backpack Trail- looks like a human- eyes, arms, nose and mouth.
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Lourens » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:24 pm

:popcorn:

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Our Sable Pride's 2 Males enjoying the Buffalo dung
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White Faced Owl
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Eland at Shikumbu
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African Civet Cat
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Sable Dam
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My Birthday sunset- 29 June
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After the rain, the new green growth coming out
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African Hawk Eagle
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Chameleon yesterday morning-
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the previous night on drive-
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:34 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Magnificent :cam: of all .... You are really so blessed to see these sights daily. :thumbs_up:

Sunrise/Sunset :cam: are breathtaking. :mrgreen:

Thanks for sharing :popcorn:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:27 pm

some very interesting sightings and beautifull pictures :thumbs_up: :clap:
I think of the White-faced Owl :clap: and a lot of others :dance:
and some magnificent sunset/rise as well :clap:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:38 am

:mrgreen: Lourens..... :shock: My words, will just spoil all Pics!!!!! :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:
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