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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:15 am 
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Hi Guys :)

Thanks to all for the kind words :thumbs_up:

Here are some pics that were taken in 2004 long before the hide was built.


The hide is built to the left of the pole with the flood light.
Maybe just off to the left of the pic

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Here one can see how the vegetation has changed over the years

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:15 am 
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I took these two pics 5 Sep 2010

One can see that the Acacia have not yet sprouted their new leaves for spring

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Hi RonnieL :D
Loving these pics of Addo :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thank you :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Hi Ronnie,
Wonderful pics from the hide! :thumbs_up: You must have had a terrific time!

How nice of you to post, and what a great idea for future threads! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:45 am 
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Hi All,

I spent the day out at Addo yesterday Sun 7 Nov, what a brilliant day I had, :D :D :D the weather was perfect and I saw large numbers of ellies and buffs. :clap: :clap: :clap: The Park is looking so nice and green. They have all moved to the Woodlands and Gorah areas. Because of the rains we have had there are pools of water all over the Park that they are using and for this reason nothing happening on the webcam. :( :(

Here are some pics of the webcam as promised :cam:

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Taken inside the hide

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The white box are where the conextions from the webcam which is just
above on the roof of the hide are made so that all around the world
can see what is happening here at Addo

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:31 pm 
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Ronnie, I've been away for the weekend (and hardly had any internet connection on top of it :doh: ), so I missed your wonderful ellie shots. Thanks for posting them! :wink:

Also, thanks for giving us a feel for the hide! Must say, it really looks nice there.
*note to myself: You need to return to Addo.*

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Thanks LS.for your kind words. :thumbs_up:

The hide is very nice but I do find that it is too low down. :( As can be seen from my pics it looks like the bottom of the ellies feet are cut off. :( The mound of soil just in front of the hide is too high not allowing one to see the waters edge and what's happening at the back. The floor of the hide should of been built higher, there is enough space in there to raise the floor, the ceiling is high. What can be done now to correct this is to either raise the floor or lower the mound of soil in front of the hide and I really hope that this will be done because it will be a big improvement. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Hi Guys,

When I went out to Addo on Sun it was my intention to get a pic of the Brownhooded Kingfisher ( Kibo ) sitting on his perch as seen on the webcam on most evenings. :cam:

So after I came out of the game camp at 6.30 pm, that is when the gates close I went straight to the hide to wait for Kibo. Alas what should happen the battery of my camera said that it had enough and went flat. :( The only option that I had was to use my mobile/cell phone;s camera. I tested it and saw that the image would not be too great but had no option and so there I sat and waited.

It was after 7pm when all of a sudden I saw a bird shadow in the floodlight and I looked up at the perch and THERE was Kibo. :shock: I moved slowly with my phone and snap :cam: I had my pic of Kibo, not good but there it was. I looked at the time of the pic, 7.15 pm

I was wondering whether this moment would be on the webcam and if someone had saved the highlight and how thrilled I was when I had a look at the webcam highlights and there Kibo was, the time 7.15 pm exactly. :dance: :clap: :clap:

The highlight had been saved by JoyceW. Thank you very much :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Here is the highlight

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Here is the pic that I took with my cell phone camera

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Here is a pic of the sunset also taken with my cell phone camera

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:13 am 
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Ronnie you Rock :clap: :clap: How fantastic getting Kibo from 2 angles :whistle:

More please :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Thanks JJ :thumbs_up:

You have no idea how excited I was :dance:

What are the odds of that happening, the two pics at the same time and then to have someone save the webcam as a HIGHLIGHT !!!!!!!! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Hi Ronnie,

Glad I could gave you a thrill by saving Kibo at the exact same moment. :D
The webcam pic is a little blurred and I waited for the cam to turn around but Kibo was gone already.
Thank you for getting a pic of Kibo from an other angle!

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Hi Joyce ,

Thanks again for saving Kibo. I stayed at the hide for quite a while afterwards watching Kibo catching insects in the floodlights but he did not return to his webcam perch but used another perch that he likes to use in the fence next to the hide. He only used his webcam perch that once and this is what makes me so excited that I was able to get a shot of him and that you had saved just that one image.

Danke wel. ( I hope that is correct) :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Hi All,

Have you noticed that the close-up image has changed the last week or so and have you been wandering why. :huh:

This is the former close-up image

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This is the current close-up image
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This is the reason why.

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As you can see a board has been placed under the webcam and this is obscuring some of the image. I can give no reason why this has been done and must admit that I preferred the former view where one could see more of Kibo :(

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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Hi Ronnie

I think it changed when a kind person cleaned the camera (insects) for us, they must have shifted the angle.

That is all I can think that happened :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Webcam
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