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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:27 am

Oups :shock: :? okie
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:14 pm

:shock: I don't mind them at a distance, but I wouldn't know what to with one close up. (Scary) Not that it's likely to happen here :lol:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby okie » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:14 pm

Actually , we were very lucky . Our grand-daughters , aged 10 and 6 years , had spent the weekend with us , and my SO had just left with them about 15 minutes earlier to take them home , when this huge brute pitched up . It just about scares me brainless just to think what might have happened if the kids had still been in the house
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:16 pm

Thank heavens it didn't happen. :thumbs_up: To be honest they terrify me.
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby Richprins » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:36 pm

Was at my mom's in Pta this weekend, and saw/heard two Grey hornbills in the garden! :shock:

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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:50 pm

8) RP .
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby kite » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:23 pm

Welcome back, Scipio and Sprocky, I have missed you both with your insight and comments!
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby okie » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:31 pm

:hmz: :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby Richprins » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:47 pm

Dunno about the Phalaborwamaniacs... :roll:

But it was genuine sighting!

And a first for where I grew up!

At this time of winter a lot of weird birds fly into Pta for food!

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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby Scipio » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:18 pm

Well, got hyena, Jackal, Impala, Duiker, and tonight AWC at my new possie, Only the spoor of Leopard though. :whistle:

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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby bushbuck87 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:09 pm

On the weekend in Umbilo,Durban i saw a breeding pair of Purplecrested louries collecting nest building material. I stay in Fynnlands on the Bluff which is near the harbour and every day see Fish Eagles or hear them calling.At first light some mornings i also hear Francolins calling but not sure which secies it is.At night a pair of Eagle Owls are often hunting in our area

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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:19 pm

wildlife... close to... my garden :wink:
or... a lot of chance :D

Image click on the picture to have another... :wink:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby Ranred » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:53 pm

Recently we've had a pair of grey hornbills at the bird feeding tray at my dad's house almost daily :hmz: , in the Broadacres area.
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Looking out your window, what wildlife do you see -now?

Unread postby Dabchick » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:30 pm

I thought it would be interesting to see what birds and bees and other wildlife people see when they look out their windows. Even in cities there are so many biodiversity these days...

Looking (and listening) out my office window right now, I see a small flock of Cape white eyes (glasogies) fluttering around in the crown of a large white stinkwood tree (Celtis africana) that have only sprouted it's new leaves in the last couple of weeks. A pied crow is calling flying past, croaking noisily and a cape robin (gewone janfrederik) is calling from the shrubs....

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Re: Looking out your window, what wildlife do you see -now?

Unread postby Scipio » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:34 pm

Impala, Yellow hornbill, grey hornbill, a donkey, Starling, Black eyed Bull-bull, a family of warthog, and one duiker.

Edit......

Squirrel and Gymnogene face-off as well.
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