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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Carol g » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:14 am

No Tessa, I'm not looking for Amarula berries again, to many close encounters with Ellie's doing that :doh: I'll just stock up on the ready made Amarula you get in a bottle, far safer that way

Mmmmm nice rusks I see to nibble on :dance:

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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:10 pm

Tessa G wrote:That is really gorgeous Trrrrp. Where abouts is that? Looks like it should be familiar.

Tessa as far as I can remember it was towards the end of the S100, on our way to N'wanetsi :hmz:
When you drive along that road December, you can lookout for it, then you can confirm for me please. 8)
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Unread post by Tessa G » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:27 pm

It did look familiar when I first looked at it and I am wondering, if you go down the S100, turn left onto the Gudzani Road and it is along there?

I may be completely wrong, because I have just looked at a Kruger map and it doesn't show any rivers there. I will definitely have a look out for it though and take a photo to confirm. That tree with the white bark is very distinctive. :D
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Tessa G » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:59 pm

I wonder if someone can help me with this bit of information....

As you know its been a while since we visited Kruger and of course, a while since we went into our Newman's Birds book and I have noticed over the weeks the number of birds whose names have changed!

Why is this? I was just getting to know some of the names when last in Kruger and now I have to start all over again :lol: :lol: with some of them.

I hope its ok to ask this question here, but dont want to make myself look stupid by going onto one of the Birding threads. :? :?
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:09 pm

Tessa, there were a lot of name changes and some reclassification, I think about eight years ago. I think it was about international consistency. I am not really a birder, but I remember quite a lot of discussion on the infant forum.

I have a newish Roberts and an old Sinclairs. I often get confused. (that is not difficult though:.. :roll:
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Unread post by Tessa G » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:28 pm

:lol: :lol: MM, not difficult for me either.

Dave knows more than me, but also all the old names, so we need to see if we can get a new updated bird book for our trip. Its a shame really because the one that we have was a Xmas present from Dave when he first introduced me to Kruger and I have made all sorts of notes next to the birds we have seen, date and where etc.

Anyway we can just re-write that info into the new book.
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:19 am

Tessa some of our lesser known feathered friends for me are also not easy to ID :redface: especially, some of the smaller ones, they all look the same to me!! ...either brown, fawn or grey :slap: :whistle:

MM...I saw on the one TR thread you are due for a Kruger visit in 2 weeks time !!! Lucky you :mrgreen:
Should you require a cook or driver, I am capable and available during this time to help out. :wink: :lol:
May you have an amazing time with many awesome sightings...bring back lots of pics. :dance:

Thinking of all the upcoming trips of our 'mites, made we think of the S65, as it has been productive for us at times, but can also be very quiet.
Today I would like to take a slow drive along there again.
These were on one of our more productive drives there.
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Unread post by Carol g » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:42 am

Mmmmm Trrp, what a nice drive, let's stop for a while and enjoy the sights and smells, I have the coffee and the rusks for us to enjoy :dance:

MM going to Kruger I see, not long now I'm very :mrgreen: I suppose you can't wait :dance: :dance:

Tessa I don't even try to identify all the birds. I'm a bit useless at that, I just look at them and admire their beauty
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Unread post by mizzbee » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:03 am

I have never seen anything on the S65 so often give it a miss when in the area but wonderful to see cheetah there Trrp. :great: Lovely sighting. :thumbs_up:

Carol you can admire this bird’s beauty. I love the beautiful colours. They are so difficult to photograph because no sooner do you stop, they fly away.

Tessa and MM, I stand to be corrected but I don’t believe there has been a name change for this bird. I only know it as a
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:48 pm

mizzbee wrote:I have never seen anything on the S65 so often give it a miss when in the area but wonderful to see cheetah there Trrp. :great: Lovely sighting. :thumbs_up:

Carol you can admire this bird’s beauty. I love the beautiful colours. They are so difficult to photograph because no sooner do you stop, they fly away.

Tessa and MM, I stand to be corrected but I don’t believe there has been a name change for this bird. I only know it as a
Lilac Breasted Roller
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Mizzbee, no names needed. What a beauty.

Yes, I will be in Kruger soon.

It seems to have been such a long time.
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:50 pm

Oh dear Trrp, I am just :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Tessa G » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:04 pm

Thanks for the rusks and Coffee earlier Carol. I had to get off for a bit but am back now in time to enjoy these beautiful sightings of Cheetah and Lilac Breasted Roller. Thanks Trrrp and Mizzbee for finding those for us.

Two weeks time MM?....you must be really excited. Hope you have a wonderful time and the best of sightings.
Say hello to Tsendze for us - we have planned 5 nights, of 23 at Tsendze December next year :dance: :dance: We have never stayed there before, but from what we see on the Tsendze thread, we just have to!

Lets sit and enjoy the quiet and atmosphere of the north of the park as we have a *clink* while the sun starts to set on the horizon....... Aaaaah!
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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:18 am

Great to see we are fully supplied with coffee ...Thanks Carol :gflower:

Mizzbee have to say the colours of the Lilac-breasted Rollers are just magnificent, always special to see them..Love your pic :thumbs_up:

Tessa we have also never stayed at Tsendze ...Looking at :cam: and reading about it seems we have missed out on a super experience. :(

After the glorious Kruger sunset....Knew that we would be travelling today ever looking and wondering with great anticipation..... what is around the next bend !!

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Re: Where would you like to be right now?

Unread post by Carol g » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:34 am

Mizzbee what a pretty LBR, they really are so lovely :dance:

Trrp, I wonder what we will find on this road, looks such a nice drive you are taking us on :dance:

I have lots of coffee and rusks in the picnic basket, a nice breakfast for later too
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:45 am

Carol g wrote:Mizzbee what a pretty LBR, they really are so lovely :dance:

Trrp, I wonder what we will find on this road, looks such a nice drive you are taking us on :dance:

I have lots of coffee and rusks in the picnic basket, a nice breakfast for later too


Good to know that there is a good supply of coffee and rusks. Trrp has chosen a perfect meandering road. 8)

Tessa, I am leaving on the 4th or 5th for 2 nights Tzendze and a night at Shipendane. I will be with my family.
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