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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:57 pm

Good evening YFS-ers Image

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, my forum connection was soooooo slow that I gave up in disgust. :wall: I knew it would happen, of course - my selection which was ready has had to be changed with all the cat sightings last night and today :dance: :dance:

The favourite choices last time were: first No 1 The cutest "Ag shame" baby ellie then a tie for second place 6 Mr Handsome and 12 Golden kitties at Orpen, with 11 Bath time for another little ellie in fourth place and 10 The little piggies are growing big at fifth. The bonus birdies also had a tie No 7 Early hamerkop reflected and the lapwings 16 ....looking almost like music notes ... each with two votes. You see, Philip1, we do need a tie-breaker. :D

No-one had their numbers in the same order. Image

1 Mr H at twilight 8)
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2 Hyaenas in the shadows :D
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3 Mama with the skew tusk
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4 Bokkies keeping an eye on the golden girls :dance:
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5 Awww cute little wilde babies :dance:
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6 What a lovely bum shot :D
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7 Moody start to the day at Satara
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8 AWC at the water
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9 Long time no see Red Hartebeest
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10 A buffalo looks at you like you owe him money :D
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11 Our cute baby with her Mommy :dance: :dance:
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12 Someone else on Kibo's perch
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13 Mommy, don't drop me in the water ...
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14 Family portrait :D 8)
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15 Let's run past quickly :D
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16 Heron hunting
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17 Trying to look like swans :D
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18 Satara's owl on the prowl
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19 Blacksmith lapwing having a stretch
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Please choose five in your order of preference plus one bonus bird pic. See you Sunday (hopefully) Image

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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:55 pm

Good evening YFS-ers :yaya:

Well, what a cat-filled few days we’ve had, and all big cats. :dance: :dance: And the rain last night at Nossob :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

The favourites last time were first 14 Family portrait , second 1 Mr H at twilight, third 11 Our cute baby with her Mommy, fourth 4 Bokkies keeping an eye on the golden girls and a tie for fifth place between 6 What a lovely bum shot and 13 Mommy, don't drop me in the water .... No-one had the same numbers. :(

1 Thirsty pair at Satara 8)
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2 Porcupine :dance: :dance:
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3 Fiscal flycatcher on Kibo's perch
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4 First a brownie in the spotlight :dance:
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5 And then a spottie :D
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6 What are you shouting about ? :D
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7 Large cat lies down to drink
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8 The delegation arrives :D
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9 New baby wildes at Orpen too :D
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10 Lone ellie at Satara cam
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11 Two species and not a mammal in sight
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12 Hoglets and the music notes :D
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13 Stripes at Satara
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14 Golden kitties in black and white :dance: :dance:
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15 Three bird species in one pic :D
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16 Midnight leopard at Orpen 8) 8)
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17 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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18 Lioness with a long shadow :dance:
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19 Early cheetah at Nossob :dance: :dance:
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:06 am

Good morning YFS-ers Image

Sorry I didn’t post last night, something got stuck and wouldn’t move so I had to log out. :wall:

Voters were a bit thin on the ground last week – guess folk are away or otherwise occupied. I’m sure that didn’t change the outcome of the voting though, the cats and the porcupine were the favourites. :dance:

The winning pic was 14 Golden kitties in black and white with 19 Early cheetah at Nossob second, 2 Porcupine third, and then 18 Lioness with a long shadow and 16 Midnight leopard at Orpen. Two birdie pics had two votes each, 6 the Marabou storks and 15 Three bird species in one pic. No-one had the same numbers. :(

1 Pool party at Orpen :D
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2 Trunks and legs
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3 Somewhere cool to sit :D
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4 Mr Magnificent 8)
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5 Lone waterbuck, a rare cam sighting
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6 Horizontal hamerkop reflection :D
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7 The jackal parents brought their pups :dance: :dance:
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8 Lake Orpen's hippo :D
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9 Genet in the shadows
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10 Mom with her offspring :dance:
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11 Daylight at 2 am? No, lightning :big_eyes:
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12 Hyaena in the rain
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13 Lazing by the pool :dance:
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14 Does it taste better in the middle? :D
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15 Hallo daar, anyone in the hide? :big_eyes:
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16 Our friend the owl
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17 Magnifi Cats :D 8)
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18 Senegal lapwing - a first at Orpen? :dance:
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Please choose five in your order of preference. See you next Sunday.
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Sorry guys, I left off "please choose one bonus bird pic" but please do. :redface:
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:03 pm

Good evening YFS-ers Image

There has been lots to see on the cams this past week, but not so many cats. And Nossob is down just when they have been forecast to have rain. :(

No surprises with last week’s favourite pics. First was the lion 4 Mr Magnificent, then a tie in second place, lions 13 Lazing by the pool and lions 17 Magnifi Cats, with No 7 The jackal parents brought their pups in fourth and No 8 Lake Orpen's hippo in fifth place. No-one had the same numbers. Everyone’s favourite bird pic was No 18 Senegal lapwing - a first at Orpen?.

1 Longnecks make the zebra look small :D
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2 Beautiful heron reflected 8)
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3 Cheeky looking young ellie
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4 Owl at Orpen
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5 Ellies having fun in the water :D
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6 Late night lion :dance:
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7 Soooo cute :D
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8 Marabou
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9 Another family of baby warties at a low-water Orpen
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10 Mr Handsome in the evening :dance: :dance:
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11 AWC reflected
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12 Baboon family by the pool
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13 Long time no see, Mr Civet :D
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14 Drinking water just like Mom :D
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15 Porcupine again :dance:
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16 Big greys and little greys :D
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17 Hadeda in the evening
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:05 pm

Good evening YFS-ers Image

Hope you all had a good Christmas. With Nossob down and all the rain in Kruger during the last few days, the sightings have not been quite so exciting, but there has been a good selection of critters coming to the cams.

Still not sure if what I thought was a civet last week was perhaps not a large genet. :hmz: :redface:

No 6 Late night lion was the favourite pic. There was a tie for second, 7 Soooo cute and 10 Mr Handsome in the evening, with 13 Long time no see, Mr Civet and 14 Drinking water just like Mom following up. The favourite birdie pic was No 2 Beautiful heron reflected.

1 That's one large tortoise :shock:
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2 Sundowners at Satara
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3 Yippee they've made me a new hippo pool :dance: :dance:
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4 Flying baboon :D
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5 Looks like he's taking off his dressing gown :D
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6 Very cute little stripey one
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7 Mommy! Is that me? 8)
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8 Guineafowl beware!
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9 That's one large wingspan :shock:
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10 BBJ in the mirror :D
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11 There's safety in numbers :D
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12 Goose and mongoose :D
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13 :big_eyes: He's getting very close
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14 WTM at Orpen
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15 Orpen's golden kitties :dance: :dance:


16 Hyaena on patrol
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17 Addo cutie :dance:
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18 The one with the stripey tail :hmz:
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Please choose five in your order of preference and one bonus bird pic. That can be any pic with a bird in it. See you next year. Image Hope 2014 will be a good year. Image

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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:46 pm

Good evening YFS-ers Image

Hope 2014 is a good year. I didn’t realise this chap was leaping into the New Year with a greeting for us. Thank you grannyb for this little bit of fun.
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He was also the winner of the voting last week 4 Flying baboon with No 15 Orpen's golden kitties coming second, 7 Mommy! Is that me? third, and a tie for 4th, 8 Guineafowl beware! and 14 WTM at Orpen. The unanimous favourite bird pic was 9 That's one large wingspan. No-one had the same numbers.

Nossob is still down, Orpen too, since Friday, and even Satara is playing peek-a-boo at times. Still there were lots of young animals around, and a few bird conferences too.

1 Little impala, growing fast
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2 Black-winged lapwing conference :D
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3 Isn't it past your bedtime?
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4 Little cutie :dance:
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5 Satara summer sunrise
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6 Hyaena at dusk
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7 Satara's moggie :D
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8 'Lil tortie at Addo :wink:
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9 Warthog enjoying a dip in the hippo pool :D
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10 Lone dagha boy
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11 Big cats at Satara 8)
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12 Orpen bird conference :D
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13 Tiny ellie in the dark
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14 Sacred ibis conference at Addo :D
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15 Maintenance session at the waterhole :D
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16 More little cuties at Satara :dance:
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Please choose five in your order of preference, plus one bonus bird pic. See you next weekend. Image

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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:43 pm

Good evening YFS-ers Image

With all the rain on the east of the country and Nossob still down there have not been any large predators seen on the cams, and only a few small ones, although I think the lions at Nossob have been dancing round the water trough while we have been off-line. I’m sure the big cats have been drinking from puddles in Kruger, so our choices this week include some smaller creatures and antelope not always featured.

The favourite pic last time was No 11 Big cats at Satara, followed by 4 Little cutie, 16 More little cuties at Satara, 13 Tiny ellie in the dark, and 7 Satara's moggie. The bonus bird pic which got the most votes was No 12 Orpen bird conference. No-one had the same choices. Image

1 Dagha boy cooling off :D
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2 Young playmates
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3 Midnight jackal
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4 Stripey-tail a-hunting :D
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5 Stripey antelope
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6 Three species in one picture
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7 Gorgeous dawn in Wimbledon colours :D
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8 Which lizard?
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9 This week's cat sighting :dance:
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10 Night bird landing
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11 More stripes :D
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12 Tea time snack
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13 Nicely curved tusks
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14 "Good morning, Tortoise"
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15 Evening Impala
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16 Nighttime hunter reflected
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17 They are so beautiful
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18 This must be Mrs Owl with her fluffy skirt :D
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:09 pm

Good evening YFS-ers Image

Nossob’s back :dance: the cats are back :dance: lions on three of the cams :dance: – it’s been a fabulous week. It’s been very difficult to choose pics, too, so this is a bumper selection. :D

Melph68, thanks for compiling that brilliant pool party video. What fun that was to watch. Wish I had been there at Satara.

The favourites last time were: 9 This week's cat sighting, 2 Young playmates, 6 Three species in one picture, 4 Stripey-tail a-hunting and 11 More stripes with 10 Night bird landing as the bonus bird pic. No-one had the same choices. Image

1 Satara's Mr Magnificent :dance:
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2 Spots in the spotlight
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3 The gang at Orpen :dance:
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4 That handsome owl again
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5 Swimming gala :clap: :D
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6 One of the new technicians :big_eyes:
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7 King of the Beasts crowned with the sun 8)
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8 Moonrise
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9 The babies are growing big
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10 Early morning cheetah 8)
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11 Mr and Mrs Handsome :dance:
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12 Did someone call me? 8)
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13 Brownie in the water :dance:
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14 Honey badger :dance:
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15 Secretary bird family
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16 Impala tussle reflected
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17 Lunch
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18 Don't jump, frog, it's a long way down
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19 Portrait in stripes
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20 Helloooo :yaya:
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21 Who's gonna jump in first?
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22 Majestic gemsbok
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:34 pm

Good evening YFS-ers Image

Nice lion sightings this week :dance: and a couple of the cams down :( in fact at one point I saw the new technician’s photo on three of them :D

The favourites last time were 12 Did someone call me?, 3 The gang at Orpen, 5 Swimming gala, 7 King of the Beasts crowned with the sun, and a tie for 5th place 11 Mr and Mrs Handsome, and 20 Helloooo. The bonus bird was 17 Lunch. The closest was Melph68 with the first four right :clap: :clap:

The rain today has filled up the new hippo pool at Orpen, so maybe he/she will grace us with another visit Image

1 Jackal and his reflection
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2 Satara pride in the shadows
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3 A 'hapoor' at Satara
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4 Landing gear engaged :D
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5 Honeybadger :dance: :dance:
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6 Orpen hyaenas having a swim
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7 What mothers have to put up with :roll:
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8 Preparing for take-off?
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9 Mr Handsome in the morning light :dance:
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10 Little wildebeeste babies at Nossob :D
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11 Love you :D
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12 Satara's golden girls 8)
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13 Black-headed heron swallowing a snack
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14 Cute little stripey bum :D
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15 Mr Handsome in the spotlight :dance: :dance:
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16 Two eagles
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:08 pm

Good evening YFS-ers Image

What a joy to see rain at Nossob :dance: and a magnificent sunset too :dance: . Quite a lot of good sightings this week, even though there seems to be very little around when I look. Thank you to all our faithful cammers for saving all these wonderful pics. :clap: :clap:

Last week’s favourite sightings were 5 Honeybadger, 15 Mr Handsome in the spotlight, 2 Satara pride in the shadows, 9 Mr Handsome in the morning light and then a tie for 5th place, 6 Orpen hyaenas having a swim and 14 Cute little stripey bum. The favourite bird pic was 4 Landing gear engaged. Melph68 was the closest. :clap: :clap:

1 Welcome Satara's AWC
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2 Oops, someone's getting a telling-off :naughty:
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3 Owl in the shadows
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4 Nighttime ellie
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5 Two herons reflected :D
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6 BBJ with rippled reflection
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7 Nossob lioness in the evening :dance: :dance:
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8 Two geese, one reflection :hmz:


9 Rain in the Kalahari :dance: :dance:
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10 The black-headed heron departs
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11 Two curious BBJs :D
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12 Three snake catchers
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13 Magnificent sunset colours 8) :dance: :dance:
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14 Satara civet on a wet night
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15 Two by two :D
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16 Orpen hairdressing and beauty salon :D
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17 Lioness at night :dance:
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:50 pm

Good evening YFS-ers Image

What a pity two of our cams have been down this week, however there are still a whole bunch of interesting sightings including a serval at Satara. 8) :dance:

Last week’s favourite pic was No 13 Magnificent sunset colours then a tie for second between 1 Welcome Satara's AWC and 7 Nossob lioness in the evening, fourth place was 16 Orpen hairdressing and beauty salon and 5th 14 Satara civet on a wet night. The favourite birdie was No 10 The black-headed heron departs. And we have a winner this week, Melph68 had all five in the same order. Image Trrp had the same numbers, different order, and Rita had the first four in the same order, and the bonus bird. :clap: :clap:

1 Stunning Satara Serval 8) 8) :dance: :dance:
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2 The Green Kalahari :dance:
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3 Is it a bird, Is it a plane ... ?
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4 Portrait in stripes :D
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5 Wildes and red hartebeeste enjoying the pools
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6 Wildebeeste at sunrise
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7 Blurry roller, I think
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8 Piggies in mud :D
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9 Rainbow sunset
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10 Abdim's stork :dance:
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11 Babies ! Brand new goslings :dance:
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12 Golden dawn
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13 BBJ bum shot
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14 Black-headed heron
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15 Water and green grass :dance: what more do they need?
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16 Satara's little flotilla :D
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17 Jumbo
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18 Heron and friends
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:22 pm

Good evening YFS-ers Image

A quiet week, predator wise, but plenty of heron pics at Orpen. White tailed mongoose was also seen, but the pics are not good. Sadly Addo is still not operational.

Last week’s favourite pics were: First No 1 Stunning Satara Serval, then 6 Wildebeeste at sunrise and 9 Rainbow sunset, with a tie for fourth place between 4 Portrait in stripes and 11 Babies ! Brand new goslings. The birdie pic which got the most votes was No 16 Satara's little flotilla . :clap:

1 Impala
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2 Follow my leader
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3 Satara dawn
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4 The owl is back 8)
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5 Going home to bed :D
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6 Ellies at dusk
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7 Heron by moonlight :D
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8 Looks like they've been wallowing in the mud :D
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9 Red hartebeeste squaring up :D
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10 Zees by night
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11 Black headed heron reflected
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12 BBJ comes for a lunch-time drink
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13 Could this be a fish eagle? :hmz:
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14 Late night genet
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15 Tortoise at Orpen
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16 Springbok watching the brownie
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17 Wildes at sunrise
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by chirinda » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:40 am

Guys, I have a beeeeg problem, my phone has been down since Tuesday 19th, and I do not see it getting repaired any time soon, judging by the response I have had from my phone provider, so I guess there will be no more YFS until after I get back from the cricket - assuming they do something then.

Unless anyone else would like to step in and help out. Please feel free to post a new YFS if you would like to.

I have come to an internet shop to post this and have a quick look on the cams.

I am SO sorry about this.

Thanks for your patience.

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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by melph68 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:03 am

Hi chirinda :D :D

We've been missing you on the cams so thanks for letting us know :thumbs_up:
I do hope you can get back online soon :pray:

As it happens, my boss is away today so I have been a bit naughty and spent some time compiling a YFS in your absence :whistle:

1. Oops, impie has an unexpected dip in the pond :shock:
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2. Sharing the waterhole nicely :thumbs_up:
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3. Three tiny terrapins all in a row :D
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4. Awesome close-up of an ellie with a very tired trunk :wink:
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5. This is a raptor convention - no wildies allowed! :wink:
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6. Baboons just love a pool party :D
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7. Ellie family arrives for a drink :D :D
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8. Some loooooong legs :wink:
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9. Plenty of hartebeest around Nossob lately :thumbs_up:
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10. Piglets are growing fast! :thumbs_up:
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11. Hope the rest of the pride show up soon :pray:
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12. The cutest little cutie-pie AWC kitten :clap: :clap: :clap:
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13. A couple of lovely ladies :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Please choose your 4 favourites and I will try to tally votes on Monday :thumbs_up:
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