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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby Tilandi » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:09 pm

:thumbs_up: Johan You're welcome.
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:13 pm

:yaya: and thanks for making me :mrgreen: , Tilandi !
Enjoy the night drive, hope it ups your ooomf, Johan :thumbs_up:
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:17 pm

:yaya: Matthys...

I'll have start counting all the Mods too :lol:

Planning to have breakfast tomorrow at Tshokwane with Deebs and SO... A prospect that I'm anticipating with great pleasure!
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:19 pm

So are we JvR :D
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:09 am

Back from the night drive and I forced myself to do the day's 'bookkeeping'... :lol:

104 for the day and the trip total now stands at 157. Trust me when I say there were some pretty awesome ticks. The bed is calling loudly, so, with the far off calling of a lion and a close encounter with a praying mantis on the iPad screen, it is time!

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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby barryels » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:52 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:I am happy for every 'mite on board... the more the merrier I say.

We have to make a plan to go birding together so that you can see there is nothing special going on... just nonstop binos in front of eyes...
:lol:


Great to be part of the "more the merrier" :D .

That we will do for sure :thumbs_up: .

Love the color that you added to the trip :dance: .

Awesome to have 104 ticks for the day :D .

Have a great day today and greetings to DB and Hawk :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby hilda » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:58 am

You are having a great time without any doubt Johan! And the view from your tent that Tilandi posted, is worth the while to stay there forever! Beautiful! :clap: :clap:

Enjoy your breakfast with DB and SO, and have a great day with even more birdies than yesterday! Cant wait to see all those pictures! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:53 am

Jis, maar julle twee is vroeg uit die vere!

(Gee, but you two are seriously looking to catch a worm! Early birds!)

I'll do all those things you wish for (me)

BTW the animals at LS are extremely well trained: after me lights finally went out, they all shut up until I woke this morning :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby hilda » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:24 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:BTW the animals at LS are extremely well trained: after me lights finally went out, they all shut up until I woke this morning


:lol: :lol: .... or you were so tired after your busy birding day plus a night drive, that you didn't hear them! :lol:
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:33 am

Tilandi wrote:Image
Johan's view from his Safari Tent @ LS :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


One of my favorite places and favorite views.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Johan, I hope that you have a stunning meet today with Neil and Deebs. I am sure there will be a lot to talk about.

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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:12 am

May you get many more awesome ticks!

Maybe all of us enthusiastic followers of this report should make a plan to join the birding bash next year? That is if I can persuade my non-birding husband?! :D

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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:07 pm

Hope y'all had a great brekkie Joh, DB & Hawk.
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:05 pm

Before I attempt anything else, I must tell you about Satara... I have 167, a perimeter hut. In front of it (on the other side of the fence) stands a large sceleton of a tree. It is throwing long shadows already, like a elongated 'Y'. A Swainson's spurfowl is feeding there, but only in that shadow... It is the funniest thing to watch. When he gets to the end of one leg, he turns back and retraces steps and then goes up the other leg!

I guess I shouldn't laugh too much: at 39 deg C, peculiar things start to happen. And THAT is why I used this story as my introduction... So that you, the audience, understands why if I go off incoherently. :lol:

I got TWO LIFERS today! :dance:

DinkyBird and Hawk: best ticks of this trip by a lo-o-ooooong shot! And that followed a very special morning that I though would be difficult to top... easily done :lol:

Thanks you two (no adjectives... words will just spoil what was a huge highlight of this trip, for me...) for taking time out of your precious KNP agenda to meet up with me at Tshokwane for breakfast!
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby hilda » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:03 pm

That's GREAT Johan! So glad you enjoyed meeting up with DB and Hawk! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Balule (birding) Bash, 2013

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:06 pm

:dance: @those special LIFERS, Johan 8)
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