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Re: Satara Cam Highlights

Unread postby melph68 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:20 am

Hi sarafl :D :D

And welcome to the wonderful world of SANParks webcams :clap: :clap: :clap:

The bird you have captured is a Verreaux's Giant Eagle Owl 8)
He or she has been hanging around the Satara waterhole for some months now.

Look forward to seeing many more of your posts on the cam forum :thumbs_up:

Kind regards, Mel :D
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Re: Satara Cam Highlights

Unread postby sarafl » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:25 am

Hi Mel,

Thanks so much for the fast reply! I enjoy watching the cams, just can never figure out those birds I see!

Sara

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Re: Satara Cam Highlights

Unread postby melph68 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:21 am

Hi Sara :D :D

Here is a link to all the birds we have seen on the cams over the past years:

http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=55037

Our legendary cammer Lionspoon put a lot of work into compiling the list :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:
It is very comprehensive and should help you identify all the birds you see on the cams :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby vinkie » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:33 am

melph68 wrote:Serval? :hmz: 8)

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I think it is a Serval Mel 8)

Great sighting :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:41 pm

Nossob in the desert?????

There is more water around the waterhole than in it!
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Re: Nossob Cam05/02/2014

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:05 pm

:thumbs_up: BB :D

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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on ca

Unread postby lemonbalm » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:18 pm

Not a question about an animal on the webcam per se, but does anyone know what on earth the baboon is eating/tearing apart on the 'webcam down' image?
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on ca

Unread postby chirinda » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:58 am

He's fixing the wires, lemonbalm :D

But seriously, the plant looks like a sansevieria (MIL tongue) and he may have found an insect or grub in the leaf.

I see in Medicinal Plants of South Africa that sansevieria are used medicinally by people for treating, among other things, intestinal parasites. Perhaps that's what he's chewing the leaf for. Animals seem to know about medicinal plants.

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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on ca

Unread postby Stampajane » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:26 pm

The MIL tongue that I have ever seen have been a much darker green than that.

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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on ca

Unread postby lemonbalm » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:19 am

:hmz: I was thinking along the lines of a pod of some sort because of those cross-ways striations - they seem to be physical rather than just markings. But then all the furry stuff in his hands!?

It certainly is a wonderful pic for its purpose, just has me very curious! :D
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on ca

Unread postby chirinda » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:11 pm

lemonbalm, I've asked on the plant ID thread if anyone else thinks it is a MIL tongue so we will have to wait and see what they come up with. The fluffy bit looks like a head of some sort of grass with seeds on which just happens to be in front of his hands. You can see the stem of it going down to the ground.

Gorgeous pic. :D

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What animal is this? Pls help!

Unread postby Nickymara » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:46 am

Hi All! I was just wandering, what animal is this in the background?
Thanks!

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Re: What animal is this? Pls help!

Unread postby Stampajane » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:23 am

They are wildebeest lying down

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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on ca

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:52 am

:think: Maybe a vervet??? :hmz:

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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on ca

Unread postby melph68 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:09 am

Hmmmm...very hard to tell Trrrp, but vervets do occasionally show up on the Satara cam :thumbs_up:
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