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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:03 pm

Hello all
I hope everyone is well, the sightings have been a little slow. But that lion was gorgeous... enjoy

Yesterday's results:

Daily -

1. No. 5, Mystery animal (probably SSJ) on 11 points
2. No. 4, Timothy looking for Timothea on 6 points
3. No. 6, Oh so wonderful Addo sunset on 5 points

Weekly -

1. No. 16, Posing cheetah on 24 points
2. No. 12, Nice close up of the bateleur eagle on 18 points
3. No. 9, More lions now at Satara on 18 points
4. No. 5, Lioness visits Nossob on 7 points
5. No. 10, Nossob BBJs from a different perspective on 3 points

Please choose 3 today:

1. Crow at Nossob
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2. Dusk BBJ
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3. Goose at Addo
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4. Kalahari King
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5. Magnificent male returns
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6. Terrapins at Satara
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:13 pm

Hi all

I hope you've all had an enjoyable Wednesday - half way to the weekend! It's been quite difficult picking a selection from our 2 remaining cams. But, of course, we know the decision has been made in the best interests of SANParks and us cammers. All we can add is a big thanks :D

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 6, Very nice kudu bull on 8 points
2. No. 4, Big herd of cape buffalo on 4 points
3. No. 2, Nice sky at Addo on 3 points

No-one got the right order :(

Please choose 3 from an understandably limited selection:

1. Crepescular couple at Nossob
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2. Morning buffs visit Addo
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3. Lone springbok
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4. Nocturnal bok
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5. Night-time buffalo herd
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6. Two secretary birds perplexed by new visitor
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7. White-backed vulture
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:04 am

Hi all

I hope you're all well, it was a really good voting turnout for yesterday's selection, despite the limited sightings. So a big thanks from Vinkie and me for helping keep this thread going

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 3, BBJs busy planning something at Nossob on 19 points
2. No. 4, Majestic kudu bull on 14 points
3. No. 2, Lonely cape buffalo on 5 points

Congrats to flying cheetah, frisian and Deeds who all got the selection right!

Please choose 3 from today's shortlist:

1. BBJs everywhere at Nossob
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2. Wildebeest herd
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3. Line of gnus
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4. Dark buffs
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5. Dancing secretary bird
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6. Kudu ewe
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7. Soft Kalahari sunset


8. Timothy sunbathing
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:52 pm

Hi all

Not long until the weekend! A big thanks to PJL whose mobile webcam in Addo has provided some lovely shots, it's just what we needed with the KNP cams being out at the moment. Also thanks to Vinkie for a great weekly selection yesterday

Yesterday's results:

Daily -

1. No. 5, The eagle owl on an early visit to Satara on 6 points
2. No. 1, Lonely blue wildebeest at a working Satara Webcam

Weekly -

1. No. 3, Kalahari King on 20 points
2. No. 7, White-backed vulture on 12 points
3. No. 13, Lioness visits Nossob on 10 points
4. No. 12, BBJs everywhere at Nossob on 7 points
5. No. 4, Magnificent male returns on 4 points

Anri and I got the daily combination right

Please choose 3 pics today:

1. Wildebeest visits Nossob
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2. Buffalo herd drinking at Addo
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3. Early BBJ strikes a pose
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4. BBJ infestation
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5.Warthogs at Addo
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6. Gorgeous kudu profile
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7. Sharp horned buff
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8. Secretaries in a meeting
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9. Springbok huddle
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:26 pm

Hi everyone

Sad to see PJL left Addo today... but what a fantastic intiative and great sightings, lion and caracal probably the highlights. We've had a quiet day today, but I've dug up a few photos I think you might enjoy.

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 4, Very nice closeup of the blue wildebeest on 12 points
2. No.7, BBJ all alone on 7 points
3. No. 1, Timothy back at Addo on 2 points

Vinkie and Frisian got the right combination

Please choose 3 pics today:

1. Lots of birds rest at Nossob
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2. Night-time cloudburst
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3. Secretary bird standing guard
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4. Wildebeest scramble for a drink
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:50 am

Hi all

I'm very very sorry about this. Unfortunately, due to combined problems with intermittent cams and wet weather at Addo and Nossob, there have simply not been enough sightings to compile a selection. I really am sorry :redface:

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 5, Very nice sunrise at Nossob on 10 points
2. No. 1, Cute little blue wildebeest on 10 points
3. No. 2, On the lookout for PJL's return on 5 points
4. No. 4, Billy the toad our new visitor at Addo on 5 points
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:39 pm

Hi all

Today we have a daily and weekly selection! :dance: The week has been a little slow, which is mainly due to weather and the ongoing issues with the cams. :( However, I think there should be enough to satisfy all your discerning tastes... :lol:

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 6, Nice blue wildebeest family with little ones on 11 points
2. No. 1, Nice sunrise at Nossob on 11 points
3. No. 8, Early jackal on 7 points
4. No. 7, Impala walking away on 5 points

No-one guessed right :?

The daily shortlist - please choose 3:

1. African Twilight
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2. Panoramic clouds
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3. Fading Kalahari light
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4. Fowl at Orpen
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5. Huge hartebeest herd
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6. Warthogs skittering away at Orpen
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7. Impies
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8. Distant kudu
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Weekly shortlist now - please pick 4:

1. BBJ alone


2. Cute little blue wildebeest
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3. Gorgeous kudu profile
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4. Lonely blue wildebeest at a working Satara webcam
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5. Nice blue wildebeest family with cute little ones
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6. Nice sunrise at Nossob
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7. Secretaries in a meeting


8. Secretary bird standing guard
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9. The eagle owl on an early visit to Satara


10. Very nice sunrise at Nossob
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11. Wildebeest scramble for a quick drink
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12. Very nice closeup of the blue wildebeest
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:19 pm

Hi all

The highlight threads have been used for the first time in a little while today - really good news! And some more good news is that today we have a monthly selection! :dance:

Yesterday's results:

Daily -

1. No. 1, African twilight on 7 points
2. No. 5, Huge hartebeest herd on 6 points
3. No. 6, Warthogs skittering away at Orpen on 2 points

Weekly -

1. No. 12, Very nice close-up of the blue wildebeest on 12 points
2. No. 2, Cute little blue wildebeest on 3 points
3. No. 4, Lonely blue wildebeest at a working Satara webcam on 3 points
4. No. 5, Nice blue wildebeest family with cute little ones

No-one got the matching selection, but this must be the first time that all the winning weekly selection featured the same species :)


Please choose 3 from these daily pics:

1. BBJ at Nossob
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2. Buffs visit Satara
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3. Fantastic dawn colours
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4. Distant red hartebeest
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5. Piglets still going strong
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6. Lovely lady leopard
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7. Marabou stork
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8. Bianca peering into shot
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9. Lightning storm
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Please choose 5 pics from the monthly selection:

1. A much appreciated close-up of a Nossob spottie
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2. Kalahari king
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3. Leopard comes to Orpen waterhole
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4. Lioness returns in the early evening
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5. Lioness visits Nossob
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6. Majestic lions
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7. More lions now at Satara
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8. Mr. Handsome and wife ruling over Nossob
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9. Nice close-up of the bateleur eagle


10. Posing cheetah
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11. Three giraffes at different stages of drinking
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12. White-backed vulture
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13. Very nice close-up of the blue wildebeest
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14. Lonely blue wildebeest at a working Satara webcam
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15. Cute little blue wildebeest
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:07 pm

Hi all

A lot of generic game has been around the cams today, which has been great after a quiet few weeks. I've selected quite a big selection, which I hope you'll enjoy...

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 5, AWC or genet? on 8 points
2. No. 6, Leopard returns to Orpen within 24 hours on 6 points
3. No. 8, Nice Kalahari sky on 5 points
4. No. 3, Beautiful sunrise
5. No. 9, Spottie comes for a drink on 3 points

Neither of us got the selection, Vinkie :lol:

Please choose 4 pics today:

1. Baboon troop hanging around


2. Drinking gnus
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3. Birdlife at Nossob
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4. Guinea fowl
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5. Hare blending in
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6. Warthogs running away
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7. Grazing kudu
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8. Lazy terrapin
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9. Wading wildebeests
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10. Generic KNP game
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11. Impala admiring the stripes
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:46 pm

Hi all

I'm off to Morocco tomorrow until next Sunday, so this is my last post for a little while. I'm not really sure who will or if Vinkie will get help over the next week - I'm sure you'll all get filled in

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 6, Beautiful genet at Orpen on 11 points
2. No. 3, Nice close up, too bad it just turned away on 5 points
3. No. 5, Lake Nossob reappears on 4 points

Well done Deeds, you got the selection right!

Please choose 3 pics today:

1. Daytime kudu bull
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2. Close up ellie
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3. Impala reflections
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4. Lovely horns
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5. Ewe and bull
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6. Emaciated and injured lioness
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7. Atmospheric Nossob light
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8. Buffalo herd
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Hi all

Boy am I glad to be back! Of course Morocco was just lovely (albeit freezing cold), but I missed the cams.... and what a week I missed indeed. I'd like to thank Vinkie for such hard work whilst I've been away, it really is appreciated.

Saturday's results:

1. No. 5, Daytime mongoose visit on 18 points
2. No. 2, BBJ watching two rascals pass by on 15 points
3. No. 15, "I look mighty fine on cam" on 11 points
4. No. 7, Kudu male looking good on 11 points
5. No. 3, Late hyena visit on 8 points

No-one got the correct order

Today I have amalgamated the selections from today and Sunday, so please choose 6 pics:

1. Baboon troop
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2. Daggha boys



3. Nearby Addo ellie
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4. Drinking marabou stork
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5. Addo ellie
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6. Guinea fowl
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7. Kibo keeps a watchful eye
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8. Kudu at night
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9. Lion brothers visit Orpen
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10. Ostrich wandering around
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11. Posing ellie
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12. Miniscule ellie calf
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13. Heron being stalked by ambitious BBJ
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14. Flat marabou
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15. Gorgeous oryx
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16. Zoomed buffs
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:40 pm

Hi all

I've had a bit of a bad day today, if I'm being honest. Unfortunatelymy youngest dog has been diagnosed with cancer, and will be operated on next week. The vet says that its likely he'll lose the use of one of his back legs. It's really horrible to think that an animal that has given me nothing but unconditional love, will probably have to drag his leg behind him for the rest of his life. I know it probably sounds stupid.

Anyway I've tried to take my mind of things by browsing the cams, and we've had quite a nice camming day.

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 7, Genet returns to Orpen on 20 points
2. No. 4, Lots of daggha boys on 8 points
3. No. 9, Brave black backed jackal on 7 points
4. No. 2, Big ellie having a sip of water on 4 points

Please choose 4 pics today:

1. BBJ meets hyena
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2. Dawn BBJ
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3. Wildebeest share water with local troop
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4. Ellie relaxing at Satara
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5. Guinea fowl line up
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6. Warthogs still hanging around
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7. Hyena bathing
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8. Kudu congregation
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9. Kudus visit Orpen
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10. Leopard pays a flying visit
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11. Ostrich comes a little closer
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12.Snake slithering around?
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13. Mystery animal
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:17 am

Hi all

I hope everyone's well. Blackjack (our black labrador) has been given 65% chance of survival and will go into surgery next week. Needless to say we want the best treatment possible for him and we've decided to forego our summer holiday to pay for the best treatment around. He'll also need to go for chemotherapy. Of course we're all heartbroken.

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 4, Ellie caught on the close up cam on 15 points
2. No. 5 Two BBJs patrolling the Satara waterhole on 12 points
3. No. 2, Nice close up on 10 points
4. No. 7, A new day begins at Orpen with a wonderful sky on 5 points

No-one got this right

Please choose 3 pics today:

1. Abdim's storks
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2. Action at Addo
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3. Lazy troop
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4. BBJ showing off
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5. Dawn wildebeest herd
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6. Hyenas skittering around Addo
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7. In flight shot
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:46 pm

Hi all

I hope everyone has had a good weekend. Over in the UK we've had a very busy sporting weekend with a lot of football (soccer) on, so I haven't been camming as much as I should have. But I've had a look through the threads and made a little selection for you. Enjoy...

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 5, Billy the ostrich is back (hope you like the name) on 5 points
2. No. 10, BIG ellie on 4 points
3. No. 4, Wonderful kudu ewe on 4 points
4. No. 3, Big herd of blue wildebeest on 3 points

No-one got this one right.

Today we have a weekly and daily shortlist:

Daily: (3 choices)

1. BBJ clan at Nossob
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2. Wildebeest herd
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3. Hello birdie
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4. Birdbath
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5. Flying stork
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6. Kibo at dusk
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7. Kites having a rest
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8. Zebra melee
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Please choose 4 from the weekly selection:

1. African wild cat visits Satara after a long holiday
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2. BBJ showing off
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3. BBJ watching two rascals pass by
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4. BIG ellie
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5. Billy the ostrich is back (hope you like the name)
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6. Dawn wildebeest herd
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7. Daytime mongoose visit
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8. Ellie caught on the close up cam
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9. Genet returns to Orpen
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10. Leopard leaving after having a quick drink
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11. Leopard pays a flying visit
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12. Lion brothers visit Orpen
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13. Lots of daggha boys
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14. Ostrich wandering around
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15. Snake slithering around?Image


16. Two bbjs patrolling the Satara waterhole
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:08 am

Hi all

Due to the disruption caused to YFS due to my holiday, it's already time for a monthly selection. But don't worry it's still a great selection. So, to keep it simple, enjoy!

Yesterday's daily result:

1. No. 4, Birdbath on 11 points
2. No. 8, Zebra melee on 5 points
3. No. 3, Hello birdie on 4 points

The weekly result:

1. No. 12, Lion brothers visit Orpen on 14 points
2. No. 11, Leopard pays a flying visit on 9 points
3. No. 10, Leopard leaving after having a quick drink on 8 points
4. No. 9, Genet returns to Orpen on 3 points

No-one got either selection

Daily selection (please choose 3):

1. Baboon troop kicking back
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2. Very close ellie
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3. Kibo still around at dawn
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4. Picturesque ellie herd
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5. Hyena faces the webcam
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6. Kudu bull with magnificent horns
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7. Mongoose
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8. Zebs paint a pretty picture
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Please choose 4 pics from an abridged monthly selection:

1. Beautiful genet at Orpen
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2. Emaciated and injured lioness
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3. Genet returns to Orpen
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4. Leopard leaving after having a quick drink
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5. Leopard pays a flying visit
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6. Lion brothers visit Orpen
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7. Lovely lady leopard
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8. Young male lion
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