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MARK's Trip Report: 1-5 July 2006: Skukuza & Lower Sabie

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MARK's Trip Report: 1-5 July 2006: Skukuza & Lower Sabie

Unread postby MarkWildDog » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:14 pm

Hi Guys

DinkyBird is doing my SMS report.

So excited :!: :!:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:39 am

Just in from Mark:

Just arrived at Numbi Gate.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:43 pm

Mark has just sms'd this report:

Hi DB and forumites.

Took H1-1 Napi Road to Skukuza. Had 6 impala sightings, 2 waterbuck sightings, 1 steenbok sighting, 1 guineafowl sighting. Am disappointed. But hopefully will have better luck later.


Sure he will - and I suggested to him that he start a bird list :D

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:41 pm

Mark's report just in:

Todays overall sightings:

Giraffe - 2 sightings
Warthog - 2 sightings
Steenbok - 2 sightings
Impala - 16 sightings
Waterbuck - 3 sightings
Kudu - 1 sighting
Zebra - 1 sighting
Baboon - 1 sighting
Dwarf Mongoose - 1 sighting

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:44 am

Mark's report received an hour ago:

This morning's sightings:

Elephant - 1 sighting
Wild cat - 1 sighting
Reedbuck - 2 sightings
Steenbok - 3 sightings
Kudu - 5 sightings
Zebra - 1 sighting
Grey duiker - 1 sighting
Warthog - 1 sighting
Impala - 7 sightings
Giraffe - 2 sightings
Vervet monkey - 1 sighting
Dwarf mongoose - 4 sightings
Banded mongoose - 1 sighting
Hyaena - on fence.

These sightings ere on S114, H3, H1-1. What do you think?

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:43 pm

Mark has just sent this sms:

This afternoon's sightings:

Elephant - 1 sighting
Zebra - 1 sighting
Giraffe - 2 sightings
Kudu - 5 sightings
Waterbuck - 2 sightings
Impala - 19 sightings
Steenbok - 2 sightings
Grey duiker - 1 sighting
Warthog - 1 sighting
Baboon - 1 sighting
Vervets - 25 sightings
Dwarf Mongoose - 5 sightings

Took H1-2, S34, S36.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:07 am

Hot off my cellphone:

I had the best morning ever:

Wild dog - 1 sighting
Lion - 1 sighting
Rhino - 1 sighting
Elephant - 3 sightings
Zebra - 1 sighting
Wildebeest - 1 sighting
Waterbuck - 1 sighting
Impala - 8 sightings

I am over the moon.


Wild dog 8) 8) so glad for him he got to see them :D

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:22 pm

MARK CHOWLES' sms wrote:Now up to four of the big five.

This afternoons sightings:
Buffalo - 1 sighting
Kudu - 1 sighting
Wildebeest - 4 sightings
Waterbuck - 1 sighting
Impala - 18 sightings
Steenbok - 1 sighting
Grey duiker - 1 sighting
Warthog - 1 sighting
Vervet - 1 sighting
Baboon - 1 sighting
Banded mongoose - 1 sighting

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:25 pm

Baz wrote:DB any idea where he saw them ??

(Wild dogs)
Mark wrote:On the H3 near the S112

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:09 pm

This evening's report from Mark:

Late afternoon sightings:

Bushbuck - 2 sightings
Grey duiker - 1 sighting
Impala - 4 sightings

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:51 pm

Mark has just sms'd this report:

Todays sightings:

Elephant - 1 sighting
Buffalo - 2 sightings
Zebra - 4 sightings
Giraffe - 2 sightings
Kudu - a sighting
Bushbuck - 8 sightings
Wildebeest - 3 sightings
Impala - 38 sightings
Grey Duiker - 1 sighting

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:14 pm

And Mark has replied:

Oh that is nice! Saw lots of hyaena, bushbuck, baboons near fence and can hear lions very close by but trying to find them!

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:57 pm

And Mark has just sms'd me:
Just saw bushpig on fence. Am quite lucky.


He sure is!!!

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:33 pm

Sit down people before reading this report just in (incase you stand at your pcs :wink: )

Had a PHENOMENAL end to my trip in Kruger.

Leopard - 1 sighting
Cheetah - 1 sighting
Black rhino - 1 sighting
Elephant - 3 sightings
Buffalo - 1 sighting
Serval - 1 sighting
Warthog - 2 sightings
Giraffe - 8 sightings
Kudu - 5 sightings
Wildebeest - 5 sightings
Vervets - 2 sightings
Waterbuck - 1 sighting
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:34 pm

Thanks forum for being so supportive and thanks DB for doing my report. Will be on forum tomorrow. Mark.


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