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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by RoelfA » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:56 pm

Black-winged Stilt. :D

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by hilda » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:01 pm

Stunning image, thank you RoelfA! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:49 am

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Now " Ear " this

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I think its time to get this page going again :D :D :D :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Unread post by hilda » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:31 pm

It looks so BIG isinkwe! Their ears seem to be so small when you see them out of the water compared to those huge bodies! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:40 pm

Black Winged Stilt

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I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by hilda » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:16 pm

A real beauty isinkwe! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:30 pm

isinkwe, wonder how close were you to that hippo :lol: :lol: :lol: , still a great close up :thumbs_up:

Those ballerinas (black-winged stilt) just so strikingly beautiful :clap:

Allow me to add this sunset scene which is iconic to this part of Kruger.
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:17 am

Blacksmith Lapwing

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I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:28 am

:clap: isinkwe.
Love the water drop visible on the beak :dance:

Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up:
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by hilda » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:01 am

Beautiful Blacksmith Lapwing, thanks isinkwe! :dance: :dance:

Stunning sunset Kaapsedraai! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by MarijeNL » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:11 pm

Beautiful black winged stilt!
Haven't had the change to get photo's of these.

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Southern masked weaver (?)

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I think 2 juvenile wire-tailed swallows?

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by hilda » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:23 am

Beautiful picture of the hard working Southern-masked Weaver MarijeNL! :clap: :clap:

You could be right about the juvenile Wire-tailed Swallows. Maybe you could ask HERE for one of the experts to confirm?

Thank you for sharing! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by isinkwe » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:51 am

Black Winged One Stilt :D

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I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by hilda » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:22 am

Stunning picture of a very beautiful bird, thanks isinkwe! :clap: :clap:
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17 - 19 October - Letaba
20 - 22 October - Punda Maria
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29 October - Return home

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:02 pm

Beautiful photos everyone! Wish I was there for the sunset tonight... 8)
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