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Discuss the Orpen (KNP), Satara (KNP), Addo and Nossob (KTP) webcams
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on ca

Unread post by Tom124 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:07 pm

Looks to me like a vervet stretching to get to the water.
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Re: Orpen Cam 10/10/2013

Unread post by Melrockson » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:28 am

haileyidaho wrote:
Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Image


WOW Trrp-trrrrrrrr!

Never seen this on the cams before :D

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I was going to say the same thing... most unusual!!! :clap: :clap:

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Unread post by Lionspoon » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Melrockson wrote:kyknetta! :yaya:
How awesome are these two!!! :dance: :dance:

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I wonder what they were up to. :twisted:
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on ca

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:45 am

??? Thoughts on what this might be. :hmz:

Tried the binos don't work too well on computer. :lol: :lol:

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

Unread post by melph68 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:42 am

Hi Trrp :D :D

I actually think these are our resident Orpen geese, with one hiding in a grass clump :thumbs_up:
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on ca

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:49 am

:yaya: Morning Mel & MelR :D
melph68 wrote:I actually think these are our resident Orpen geese, with one hiding in a grass clump :thumbs_up:

Think you may be right. :)... Must be the lady having such long legs. :wink: :lol:
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Unread post by sarafl » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:37 am

Can anyone identify this bird? I couldn't capture the photo of it in flight.


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Re: Satara Cam Highlights

Unread post by 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:

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Re: Satara Cam Highlights

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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