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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:18 am

And they come in different colours....

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:23 am

We ended up at the bird-hide where we spent almost two hours and took dozens of pics. Most of the time we were alone - a real highlight of the weekend!

Had our first ever sighting of Waterbuck in Marakele - they were feeding on the reeds

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:48 am

Hi there, Trrp-trrrr - no traffic jams in Marakele. :D

They were soon joined by impala and kudu

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:53 am

And then some Wildies and a family of Warthogs arrived

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:56 am

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:10 pm

Thx picnic! :thumbs_up:

Thirsty Wildebeest

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:47 pm

Thx Hilda and picnic! :thumbs_up:

The warties were joined by two Wattled Plovers

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:48 pm

Pretty bird

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:49 pm

Father and sons maybe?

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:51 pm

This guy, although not in the best condition, has a beautiful set of horns

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:58 pm

There were strangly not many birds - only waterbird present was a Black Crake that showed itself for a few seconds.
Bulbuls, Grey Go Away Birds, Common and Blue Waxbills as well as Canaries came to drink. Also some Crested Francolins.

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:17 pm

Yellow fronted Canaries - needed a bigger lens for this!

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:22 pm

The Warties provided endless entertainment!

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:23 pm

This is soooo nice...

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