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Marakele: Sightings 2012

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Re: Marakele - SIGHTINGS 2012

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Re: Marakele - SIGHTINGS 2012

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A face only a mother can love....

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Re: Marakele - SIGHTINGS 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:04 pm

You got to love the pose!

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Re: Marakele - SIGHTINGS 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:07 pm

Spotted on the way up the mountain. Did not want to pose....

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Re: Marakele - SIGHTINGS 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:08 pm

The gate and reception in the background

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Re: Marakele - SIGHTINGS 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:27 pm

At Lenong Viewpoint - very tame...

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby saraf » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:33 pm

Some lovely sightings Naomi, thank you for sharing.

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:09 pm

Hi there Saraf! :D

I will do a trip report. :thumbs_up:

We have never before seen Waterbuck in Marakele - this time there were a couple of them feeding on the reeds at the birdhide.

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby picnic » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:21 pm

:D Very nice sightings, thank you for posting the pics. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby Great Dane » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:01 pm

Great to hear/see you have some good sighting :mrgreen:

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:58 am

:thumbs_up: Picnic and Great Dane!

Our only rhino sighting - there were four of them

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby picnic » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:00 am

:D Nice, we need to get to Marakela soon. :hmz:

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:06 am

Hi there Picnic! Marakele is definitely worth visiting - really a special place! :D

We saw this bokkie more than once, always on its own. Only ID we could come up with is juvenile Blesbuck?

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby picnic » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:08 am

:D Looks like it. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:50 am

And then a really strange sighting on the mountain..

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Poor lost racing pigeon - hope it finds its home eventually! :(


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