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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby susanna1 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:32 pm

Superb sightings and images Jan van Wyk.

Thank you for keeping the thread alive :thumbs_up:

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Jesscan1 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:54 pm

Great pics Jan.

Looking forward to being back in Lower Sabie on Wed 4th Nov for a week. Hope to see the Sunset Dam Baboon Troop and get some pics too.

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:58 pm

Excellent :cam: of the Diderik, Jan. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just cannot wait to be back at LS and Sunset dam to spot them - hope they do not disappoint :D
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby hilda » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:17 am

Stunning picture of the Diderick Cuckoo Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:03 pm

Thank you for the comments and keeping Sunset alive...

Practicing for one day...

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:44 pm

:mrgreen: Pictures and images i can just dream about. :whistle: :thanx:
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby susanna1 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:50 pm

Love the B&W of the young one practicing for Mom :clap: :clap:

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:58 pm

Always a question when to go B&W or Colour, but you got it spot on, Jan. :D

Wonderful 'Big mouth' hippo pose. :clap:
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Tessa G » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:24 pm

Beautiful shots Jan and particularly love the Green Back Heron and Diedericks. :clap: :clap:

Soooo looking forward to getting to spend some time at Sunset Dam.....have never stayed at LS before, so this will be a first for us.
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Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos Jan.
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:51 pm

One of the spots to spot the Diderik cuckoo is in the bushes next to the gravel parking section at Sunset dam.
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby hilda » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:03 am

And a very wet one too! He doesn't look happy at all Kaapsedraai! :lol:
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Jesscan1 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:14 pm

White-faced Whistling Ducks at Sunset Dam - Nov 2015
Green-faced after going into the Dam. Luckily Sunset Dam has still got plenty of water in it. They seem to run the pump for an hour every morning.
The water is still very green.

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:57 pm

Thanks for the comments :thumbs_up:

Beautiful Diderik Kaapsedraai :clap: :clap:

Glad they keep the dam full............Jesscan1...never spotted the ducks at the dam and you took some great images of them :clap: :clap:

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Tessa G » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:53 pm

Beautiful photos Jesscan1 :D :D
They are such appealing ducks

Look like they have been swimming in 'pea soup'
I suppose that the rains will wash that algae out of the dams when we eventually get some good rains. :pray:
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Re: Sunset Dam

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