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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by okie » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:24 pm

Quite a lot of excitement this morning . First , a black sparrowhawk swooped past after a laughing dove - no luck this time - and too quick to take a picture .
Then next a steppe buzzard visiting , sitting on an electric powerline pole , hoping to catch something . Too far-off ( about 250 meters ) for clear pics .
Then suddenly a confrontation between a white-tailed mongoose , and a water mongoose .

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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by Dotty » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:27 pm

WOW okie :clap: :clap: what great shots :clap:
I always take a deep breath before looking at this thread It makes me so :mrgreen: :evil:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by okie » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:34 pm

Dotty :lol: . Its like in Kruger , just luck , being in the right place at the right time :doh:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by Dotty » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:44 pm

:thumbs_up: .......still :mrgreen:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by Jungle Junkie » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:48 pm

Wow Okie, what a great sighting :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by okie » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:59 pm

Thank you JJ :lol: I am waiting to " catch " the Black SH . He comes around regularly and I almost " had him " this morning :x
Tread softly , and let your departure not be spoiled by the damage of your arrival

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3 - 6 Sept 2013 - Punda.
7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
14 - 17 Sept 2013 - Satara .

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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by okie » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:03 am

Whilst sitting on the stoep a few days ago , watched a couple of Hadeda Ibis foraging on the lawn , poking in the grass , probing for insects , earthworms .

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Enjoying each others company , having their evening meal in companyable silence - as couples do :whistle:

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When along came Joe 8) That's the local little bully-boy white tailed mongoose who had a fall-out last week with a water-mongoose .

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approached Mrs Hadeda

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Look around - check out the scene

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Hey , I'm as tall as you are

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Here's my wife Jenny too wanting to say hello .

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Oh well she's left , but you and I can still be friends , or what :lol: No , stay away from me :x

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And just leave us - we wanna be alone now :roll:

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Right , see you around :wink:


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Tread softly , and let your departure not be spoiled by the damage of your arrival

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3 - 6 Sept 2013 - Punda.
7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by Dotty » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:53 am

:clap: :clap: Hadedahs my favourite bird, and that mongoose has attitude :lol:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by okie » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:45 pm

Yah Dotty :thumbs_up: And he thinks the farmyard belongs to him 8)
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by twigga » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:57 pm

Wow, alot of wildlife in ya'll gardens!
:redface: To share this story but I hope it will educate those again not knowing to not keep any wildlife in a cage from your garden. Not that there are any on this forum( I hope not)
Relatives of mine living on a farm excitedly last week showed me their new pet. I dreaded at the sight, a very depressed chameleon! It took some convincing to their 5 year old to let "Smartie" go, but at the end he agreed that his family is missing him terribly!
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by Wild about cats » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:10 pm

One of my old friends also bought a chameleon a while ago. She demands keeping it in the small cage, even though they have a big, beautiful garden. :x They named him 'Elvis'.
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by twigga » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:35 am

Wild about cats wrote:One of my old friends also bought a chameleon a while ago. She demands keeping it in the small cage, even though they have a big, beautiful garden. :x They named him 'Elvis'.


Yes, it's a shame :( Sometimes people think they're rescuing the poor creature, but that's just the opposite!
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by Jungle Junkie » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:39 pm

Verreaux's Eagle Owl on roof of house last night - calling so beautifully

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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:23 pm

I always thought our British birds were all black or brown, but this colourful finch was feeding in my friend's garden!!

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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Mon May 09, 2011 12:19 pm

Still taking pics out the window cause of the rain.....

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What a hog.....:roll:
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