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Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby DuQues » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:59 pm

For those who don't know Frank Mbasa, he is he keeper of Pafuri picnic spot. Has been there for years, avid birder, and due to donations from SA Birding is a qualified birdguide now. In the best birdingspot in the whole of SA, so if you are there, chat to him! (He is also a VERY likable guy.)

We are going to him in less than 3 months, and would like to bring him a present.
Has anyone been there recently and had a good look at his books, bins, or other stuff?
Could we make him happy with a new fresh print of a book, or is there anything else you think he needs?
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby saraf » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:35 pm

While we were there last October he was telling us how he had helped photographers get some shots of the birds around Pafuri for a new bird guide. I think the one in question was The Bird Guide of Southern Africa by Ulrich Oberprieler and Burger Cillie. Perhaps he'd like a copy? Or I know that his Sasol copy is getting very thumbed. Or perhaps a copy of the new Roberts for Kruger?

I think he has a camera now, courtesy of another forumite, so maybe new batteries or memory cards?

I'd also been trying to think of a few things to put in a goodie bag for him for when we visit in Jan. We've had such a great time there in the past, I'd also like to give something back, as a thank you.
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby Penny » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:00 am

What about the new Trevor Carnabybook - Beat about the Bush - Birds - I have just bought it for myself and it has the most awesome information in it!
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:10 am

:clap: Frank for qualified birdguide :clap:
I'll be there in March... and I really hope to see him :dance:

new memory cards.... :thumbs_up: noted saraf
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:13 am

I'll see if I can manage a copy of Robert's Kruger or Sasol 3rd ed. for him.
Hopefully will meet him in December when I'm in Punda Maria with the bird club.
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:06 am

DQ, met Frank at his magic hideout, turely beautiful!

Now, I have a couple of bird book and will check on the editions and will willingly pass them on to him.
For business reasons I have access to memory cards, SD's and so on, and can get a good quantity of those for him. Can you find out what camera he is using and also the kind of cards????

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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:16 am

I think he has a 400D, but will put my ear to the ground. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:18 am

Excellent DQ! I can get them here in a couple of days and then sent them to any formite who will be going to Pafuri soon.
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby Bekke » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:22 am

Give him a copy of the rules where it states that all instances of braai rentals MUST be issued with invoice - seems he has a bit of selective memory loss...

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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby bert » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:55 am

Andy, DQ is going to Pafuri :wink:

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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby saraf » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:01 am

bert wrote:Andy, DQ is going to Pafuri :wink:


And me, a couple of weeks later :D
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:04 am

GP is going too, around the same time as me... ;)
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:13 am

Ok, maybe someone was going there earlier?

DQ, I'll get it all together for you to take down to Frank!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:29 am

last year he used "SanDisk - compactFlash" :wink:
and if he has a 400D now... is the same cards :D
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Re: Frank @ Pafuri picnicspot

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:34 am

Thanks anne-marie, will get as many as I can for him!! :thumbs_up:
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