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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby mizzbee » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:37 pm

Pretty, colourful birds MM and Trrrp.

I still laugh at my clumsy attempts trying to photograph my first Crested Barbet in the Park only to return home to discover that I had one visiting my garden.
I also like the Hammerkop Trrrp. I see there are no admirers for the Marabou Storks.
This Paradise Whydah graciously ignored my presence and allowed time for photographs.

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Tomorrow I am off to find my first Narina Trogon.
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:19 am

What a stunning bird and :cam: Mizzbee :clap: :clap:
Hope you managed to find the Narina Trogon...Do post a :cam: of your success story. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:27 am

Nice photo Mizzbee.
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:33 am

Beautiful photo Mizzbee 8) :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: They are just such attractive birds.

This is another bird I find rather attractive. This was taken on the Rabelais loop. I saw so many of these birds that I now always associate it with the Sandgrouse.

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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby mizzbee » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:36 pm

That's a beaut of a photo MM :clap: . Just love those huge eyes. I have never seen one. Well not since I have had an interest in birds.

Nor did I see the Narina Trogon which I went searching for today :cry:
To avoid future disappointment, I think I will head down to Lake Panic. There is a lot more to see.
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:47 am

Lake Panic always brings something. 8) Gorgeous Mizzbee.... :thumbs_up: You captured that stealthy movement.

Skukuza cricket is on its way. A few years back I popped into Lake Panic on my way to the final dinner at the golf club.

The sun was setting and for a while I was the only person in the hide.

One of those Lake Panic moments.

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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:59 am

:D All these Kruger memories, moments, :cam: and "where we want to be's" that we share here are good. Thank you :thumbs_up:
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:07 am

Mizzbee, MM thanks for the stunning :cam: :clap: :clap:

LP has a peace and tranquility all it's own...special place. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby mizzbee » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:44 am

Ominous weather clouds MM. Lovely picture nonetheless.
I think I would be a rather nervous if I was at Lake Panic on my own.
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:53 pm

I love clouds Mizzbee.

Trrp, I agree, there is something so special about Lake Panic.

GM, special moments indeed.

My son is the headless wonder in this picture. We went camping at Punda.... MM and 10 camping novices. This was the moment when we had to erect our tents. It rained that night. It was not the best time to find out that erecting a tent in a dip was not a good idea. :roll:

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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:17 am

Meandering Mouse wrote:It rained that night. It was not the best time to find out that erecting a tent in a dip was not a good idea. :roll:

:lol: :lol: Oooops!!! MM :whistle: ....Really looking forward to our trip in May to visit Punda again...Just love the camp. :dance:
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby mizzbee » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:48 am

There is no limit to one’s imagination when cloud watching. A favourite pastime of mine with Weather phenomenon being a special interest.

I have learned so much about camping from the Forums.
All this information sometimes flies out the window in my haste to set up camp. I can then only hope and pray that the weather behaves itself. Fortunately I camp mostly in the drier months.
There are hard lessons to be learned when camping in the wetter months MM. :tongue:

Trrrp, I envy your upcoming trip to the Kruger. Not long now. I have an age to wait.
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:08 am

:D sorry about your tent in the dip MM :doh:. Trrp Punda Maria is indeed a great little Kruger Camp - doing the Mahonie Loop early morning :cam: is just one of the many things that makes it so great :thumbs_up:
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:04 pm

Mizzbee, always something to learn with camping.

Trrp, not long.. that is super.

GM, the Mahonie loop is special, particularly when you see these little critters.

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Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:23 am

Aaah yes GM & MM ...The Mahonie loop can be filled with surprises. :dance: .your pic of the bokkie is gorgeous MM :clap:

Just such a peaceful drive, virtually only the bush sounds and the gravel noise from the tyres underneath, as you enjoy all of it's beauty.

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