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Black Skimmer at Rietvlei

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Re: Black Skimmer at Rietvlei

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:11 pm

Birdie seems to have left Walvis during the night for who know's where....
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Re: Black Skimmer at Rietvlei

Unread postby o-dog » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:01 pm

For the Okavango hopefully!! :popcorn:
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Re: Black Skimmer at Rietvlei

Unread postby Hugh » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:28 pm

Little birdie made front page News in our local Newspaper .. and then a nice article on page two too... such a pleasant change from all the Doom and gloom that they usually manage to dredge up . Obviously little birdie is on one of those organised tours and only stays a day or two at each place.
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Re: Black Skimmer at Rietvlei

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:19 am

90 minutes ago, a/the black skimmer was reported seen by the same person who saw the first sighting, near Woodbridge Island, Milnerton, heading for Rietvlei.

Evidently life in Walvis et al is not as good as the Cape. :whistle:
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Re: Black Skimmer at Rietvlei

Unread postby JenB » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:27 am

Cape Town again! :doh: :mrgreen:
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Re: Black Skimmer at Rietvlei

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:58 am

If it is found again, I suggest you go look at it. It is one helluva bird to see.

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Re: Black Skimmer at Rietvlei

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:04 pm

To all upcountry birders.

Don't down tools and head for the coast just yet. It has not been seen again since early this morning.
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