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CuriousCanadian
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Re: Bloem Meet 2009

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:42 pm

Here she is ...checking out the possibility of a warthog for an SO....

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Re: Bloem Meet 2009

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:48 pm

and after a few beer....she is preparing to take a nap...

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Re: Bloem Meet 2009

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:07 pm

Clearly Miranda is an Angel ... she sure keeps quite a schedule :shock:
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Re: Bloem Meet 2009

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:53 pm

PL's interpretation of "Day of the Bloem Meet 2009" : :D

First I post a pic just to indicate some area from where photo's where taken and in which direction!

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1. View of Garden & Dam from Garden Viewing Trail
2. View of Garden, Dam & Hills from the Garden Viewing Trail
3. View from Motsetse Hill
4. View from Nama Karoo Section over the Gardens towards the Hills
5. Bird Hide
6. Picnic Area


Well the day started with me being dropped off just after 8am for a bit of lovely birding on the Stiffnecks B-Day. It was quite overcast and the wind was howling. I really started to worry that we might have to cancel as thick clouds started building up! :shock:

I quickly made my way down to the bird hide just to escape the cold but this did not help much especially not being so close to the water! There wasn't to many birds around except for some Swifts and Swallows. At last I decided to take on the hills to try and warm up a bit and it made a huge difference not only was the blood pumping a bit but it was also in the wind shadow! The first hill I climbed is the one right next to the dam and the trail that runs up and on it is know as the garden viewing trail! (Sorry the photo's aren't that good due to bad light)

View from the Garden Viewing Trail (1)
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I continued along the the pathway meandering up and on the the hill and could hear the lovely sounds of the White-bellied Sunbirds calling from all over! The Nedicky's melodies intertwined with the Sunbirds' as I rounded the hill!

Another view from the Garden Viewing Trail but this time including the hills! (2)
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Re: Bloem Meet 2009

Unread postby Siobain » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:38 pm

Bird hide over-looking the water at the Bloem Botanicals.
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White throated swallow fledgelings in their nest under the thatch in the corner of the hide.
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