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Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:37 am Unread post
I promised to give a new date for the cancelled cradle meet. Remember the one where the low water bridge to MM's place was flooded.

I will be having special guests staying with me on the 10th and 11th September. I thought, why not combine a stiffnecks meeting with this special forumite.. and SO?

Which day will suit you all? There is also a suprise prize for the person who gets the identity of the mite in question first.
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Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:54 am Unread post
Oh dear will just miss it again.
We will be in KTP then! :whistle: :whistle:

Hope you all have a fab time and I'll have to have a think about the identity of the visitors!!! :thumbs_up:


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I am sorry you won't be there Crested Val :( but what a 8) excuse to miss the meet. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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I promised to give a new date for the cancelled cradle meet. Remember the one where the low water bridge to MM's place was flooded.

I will be having special guests staying with me on the 10th and 11th September. I thought, why not combine a stiffnecks meeting with this special forumite.. and SO?

Which day will suit you all? There is also a suprise prize for the person who gets the identity of the mite in question first.



Won't try to "Guess" MM but would love to join you on whichever date


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Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:56 am Unread post
Mosij, that is lovely :D I look forward to seeing you.

Sadly, I no longer have my camera :( or the computer on which my pictures were stored.

I am however going to give you a taste of what to expect. These are pictures taken when I first moved.

mixture of bushveld and savannah birds

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riverine and water birds

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the road less travelled

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old farm houses to explore

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Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:49 am Unread post
MM, your photos are very tempting. Unfortunately, it is too far for me.
PS: Are you allowed to fish in that river?


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Pity you are so far Mizzbee :(
I think there are fish in the river, there are certainly Fish Eagles around.

This river is used regularly by canoists.

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a noisy resident.

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for those who do come Duke and Desi will be around to give a warm welcome

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and then of course, the special guests will also be there to give a warm welcome :wink:


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Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:09 pm Unread post
It looks simply lovely MM - I just wish I didn't live so far away!


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So do I Salamanda :( but you are always welcome to pop in if you are in the area.

Here is my house.

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close to this river.

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We were listening to a Fish Eagle again while we sipped our tea. It is a birders delight.


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Thank you MM :D I'm so sorry you no longer have your camera.


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MM, I'm working that weekend, but will try to make it if I can, even if for an hour or two. :thumbs_up:


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Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:16 am Unread post
:( me too I'm too far away :cry:
:dance: it's must be nice to live there :dance:
and with Duke and Desi :D


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Salamanda, I am really missing my camera. I do however hope to replace it soon with a Cannon 30x zoom. I need to get all those impossible LBJ's for identification. :wink:

OWN, :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Anne Marie, living here has so altered my quality of life. I realise now how claustrophobic I was in the city. It does involve more travelling, but the last few kilometres of my drive home are magic. I often see owls, hares, green eyes that intrigue me. I even had to rescue a mole once.. and once a terrapin.

The morning drive brings all kinds of birds from Kites to Prinias... from Weavers to Mousebirds. My pets love it too. 8) At the moment I am looking at my bird feeder that is covered with seed and fruit eaters.


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We had the pleasure of seeing MM's place, and my breath was removed time after time as I gasped at the beauty within which she lives! It was like driving entirely out of the city and being in the middle of a nature reserve; then I find out that it is indeed in the middle of a nature conservancy. How fantastic!

Seeing it in winter was lovely in itself, so I can only image what spring and summer will yield. Yet, I know that my imagination cannot do the place justice. Having the meet in September is a perfect time, with the summer birds arriving and the little animals spreading their wings, so to speak. The Crocodile River, and most especially the Jukskei, is delightful and lush, already now, and the nocturnal life in the area is phenomenal, especially considering MM's so close to the city.

Go along and support her at the meet - you will have a wonderful time! :D :D :D


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Anne Marie, living here has so altered my quality of life. I realise now how claustrophobic I was in the city. It does involve more travelling, but the last few kilometres of my drive home are magic. I often see owls, hares, green eyes that intrigue me. I even had to rescue a mole once.. and once a terrapin.

The morning drive brings all kinds of birds from Kites to Prinias... from Weavers to Mousebirds. My pets love it too. 8) At the moment I am looking at my bird feeder that is covered with seed and fruit eaters.


I'm fully :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Imagine coming and going to work and having a trip to a nature reserve every time you travel!!
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