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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:50 pm

Hi all

The football (soccer) is about to get underway in preparation for the next World Cup - needless to say there is plenty of excitement at my end!

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 2, Cute picture of mother and little elephant on 18 points
2. No. 1, Hares fooling around on 12 points
3. No. 3, Dusty and empty Nossob waterhole on 11 points

Well done Vinkie and Melrockson, you guys got the combination correct!

Please choose 3 pics today:

1. Hulking buffalo
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2. Dust devil
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3. Addo ellie
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4. Satara ellie
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5. Orpen herd
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6. Kibo
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7. Mr and Mrs Hare
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8. Zebras
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:02 pm

Hi all

Activity is picking up a bit on the cams at the moment, which is good. So hopefully some cammers (and voters) who have been AWOL will return :D

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 2, Brownie at Nossob on 5 points
2. No. 7, Big ellie herd on 3 points
3. No. 1, Synchronal drinking herd on 3 points

Neither of us got the right combination MRO :(

Please choose 4 pics today:

1. Lone gnu
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2. Brian in broad daylight
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3. Crescent moon
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4. Duiker duo
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5. On the wing
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6. Addo spottie
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7. Kibo in amazing light
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8. Oryx
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9. Frollicking ellies
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10. Possible spoonbill sighting
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:52 pm

Hi all

Many thanks to the IT team for getting the cams back up and running - it's really appreciated. I was rather shocked to see that domestic dog in the Orpen Cam highlights, and I'm also very thankful it turned out to be part of an elite poaching unit :D On a sidenote, we had a great sighting of an AWC in broad daylight at Nossob today. A first, I think :clap:

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 1, Close up wildebeest on 7 points
2. No. 4, Wonderful flowers on 6 points
3. No. 3, Active hyena on 5 points

Well done, Melrockson, you got the right combination :D

Please choose 4 pics today:

1. AWC hunting birds
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2. Domestic dog
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3. Orpen ellies
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4. Hare
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5. Hyena captured again
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6. Kibo minding an ellie
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7. Oryx pair
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8. Poaching unit
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9. Addo ellie
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10. Ellies drinking in sync
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:24 pm

Hi all!

Well the rains have really set in. It's great to see the greenery starting to peek through, even if we have to sacrifice a few sightings! The Egyptian Geese have returned to Orpen and Satara, although there were no mammal sightings. Addo has been less affected by the rains, and we started off today we a nice sighting of zebra. They were distant, as usual. I wonder why they like to stay on that side? A herd of kudu was later spotted, followed by a large herd of buffalo. Nossob has, obviously, maintained its sightings. A black-backed jackal could be seen hunting birds at the waterhole and a good-sized herd of wildebeest was milling around. What may have been the same herd returned at around midday on two separate occasions and also shared the waterhole with another BBJ and some springbok. Wildebeest, springbok and BBJ all returned in the evening. Also, a special congratulations to Vinkie for 10,000 posts! 8) 8) 8)

Today's sightings:

BBJ x3
Buffalo x1
Kudu x1
Springbok x3
Wildebeest x9
Zebra x1

As you may have guessed, I'm going to try to restart my daily sighting reports. It'll be hard work, but it's good fun!

Friday's results:

1. No. 1, AWC hunting birds on 16 points
2. No. 2, Domestic dog on 6 points
3. No. 6, Kibo minding an ellie on 5 points
4. No. 7, Oryx pair on 4 points

Congrats to Schtick, you got the right combination!

Please choose just the 2 sightings today:

1. BBJ eyeing up birds
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2. Large buffalo herd
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3. Kicking up dust
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4. Addo kudus
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5. Heavy rain
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6. Distant zebras
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Please choose 4 weekly pics:

1. Addo spottie
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2. AWC hunting birds
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3. Big elephant herd
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4. Brian in broad daylight
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5. Brownie at Nossob
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6. Close up wildebeest
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7. Domestic dog
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8. Thirsty buffalo herd
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9. Wonderful flowers
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10. Zebra pair so much in love
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:54 pm

Hi all

Sightings have certainly picked up a bit today. There were the usual crepescular black-blacked jackal sightings at Nossob last night, along with a nice pair of oryx. Buffalo and elephant could be seen late into the night at Addo. This morning BBJ and wildebeest returned to the Nossob waterhole, along with several herds of elephant at Addo. A lone wildebeest was the only sighting of a mammal at Orpen today. During the afternoon we enjoyed a patch of great sightings. A pair of cheetah was spotted by Lujoli at Nossob. Magnificent! There were also sightings of kudu and warthog at Addo and some very impressive elephant at Satara, sharing water with BBJs. A wildebeest followed them to the waterhole later. Buffalo and elephant sightings continued well into the evening at Addo, as did BBJ sightings at Nossob.

Addo:

Buffalo x4
Elephant x7
Kudu x1
Warthog x1

Nossob:

Black-backed jackal x7
Cheetah x1
Oryx x1
Wildebeest x1

Orpen:

Wildebeest x1

Satara:

Black-backed jackal x2
Elephant x2
Wildebeest x1

Yesterday's results:

Daily -

1. No. 2, Large buffalo herd on 7 points
2. No. 4, Addo kudus on 3 points

Weekly -

1. No. 4, Brian in broad daylight on 15 points
2. No. 10, AWC hunting birds
3. No. 6, Close up wildebeest on 6 points
4. No. 7, Domestic dog on 6 points

Vinkie and I got the right daily combination!

Please choose 3 pics today:

1. Bateleur eagle
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2. BBJ in scenic shot
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3. Cheetah duo
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4. Addo ellie
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5. More ellies
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6. Satara tusker
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7. Lone gnu
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:15 pm

Hi all

Last night got us off to a great start with an extended African Wild Cat sighting at Satara. In the early hours there was a large herd of buffalo at Satara and also a retreating duiker at Orpen. During the day a herd of kudu were seen hanging around Addo, as well as some rutting impala rams at Orpen. As evening set in there were several scrub hare to be seen at Addo, another duiker at Orpen and many sightings at Satara. These were more buffalo, a hyena, wildebeest and a black-backed jackal!

Addo:

Kudu x1
Scrub Hare x2

Orpen:

Duiker x2
Impala x1

Satara:

AWC x1
BBJ x1
Buffalo x2
Spotted Hyena x1
Wildebeest x1
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:48 pm

Hi all

Isn't it fantastic to have the live cam at Orpen? It really gives you that extra sense of being in the bush! At Orpen it seemed rather quiet early on, bar a few kudu and an impala. However, that all changed with the wonderful sighting of a wild dog! Unbelievable!! During the day, Satara witnessed zebra, wildebeest and a ground squirrel, with a small herd of buffalo coming to drink later on. Last night, buffalo and scrub hare visited Addo and today they were followed by kudu and elephant, along with some gorgeous shots of Kibo, thanks to Danie. Nossob was full of generic game such as oryx, wildebeest, springbok and BBJs.

Addo:

Buffalo x1
Elephant x2
Kudu x1
Scrub Hare x2

Nossob:

BBJ x3
Oryx x2
Springbok x3
Wildebeest x5

Orpen:

African Wild Dog x1
Impala x1
Kudu x2

Satara:

Buffalo x1
Ground Squirrel x1
Wildebeest x1
Zebra x1

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 1, African Wild Cat on 12 points
2. No. 7, Big group of cape buffalo on 7 points
3. No. 3, Impalas testing their strength on 3 points

I got the right combination

Please choose 4 pics today:

1. Ellie family
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2. Hare bolt upright
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3. Impala wandering past
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4. Kibo in profile
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5. Orpen kudu ewes
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6. Oryx
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7. Generic Kgalagadi game
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8. Lone wild dog
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9. Line of gnus
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:40 pm

Hi all

Just a quick post from me, sorry it's so late :redface:

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 2, Action shot on 9 points
2. No. 6, Mr. Handsome leaving the scene on 4 points
3. No. 1, Drinking kudu bull on 3 points

Congrats Vinkie, you got the right combination!

Please choose 3 pics today:

1. Three elephant generations
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2. Giraffe come in twos
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3. Bathing hyena
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4. Kudus
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5. Lonely oryx
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6. Warthog clan
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7. Wildebeest procession
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi all

It's been a quiet day on the cams today, with just a few sightings. I have, however, put together a selection. So, please enjoy!

Yesterday's results:

Daily -

1 No. 2, Two BBJs having a drink on 6 points
2. No. 4, Big group of elephants on 4 points
3. No. 3, Bathing hyena on 1 point

Weekly -

1. No. 5, Lone wild dog on 10 points
2. No. 1, Cheetah duo on 5 points
3. No. 6, Kibo in profile on 5 points
4. No. 2, BBJ in scenic shot on 4 points
5. No. 3, African Wild Cat on 3 points

I got the daily selection right :D

Please choose 3 pics today:

1. Satara BBJ
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2. Buffalo procession
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3. Ellie near the camera
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4. Ellie having a whale of a time
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5. Satara spottie
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6. Kudu
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7. Owl makes us go cross-eyed
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:44 pm

Hi all

Well, it's certainly been an ellie day today, with plenty of sightings of these gentle giants. Vinkie and PJL have been experimenting with ways to record videos of the new live cam at Orpen.... and what a way they've found! Vinkie has already posted videos of leopard and elephant, so thanks loads!

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 6, Nice group of giraffes on 12 points
2. No. 10, Cute little elephant on 8 points
3. No. 8, Leopard leaving Orpen after having a drink on 8 points
4. No. 1, Leopard on 7 points

No-one got the matching selection.

Please choose 4 pics tonight:

1. Genet skitting around
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2. Bloated-looking AWC
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3. BBJ and hyena co-habiting
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4. Ellie
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5. Drinking elephant
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6. Big ellie surrounded by babies
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7. Ellie dwarfing Satara waterhole
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8. Crystal-clear view of spotties
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9. Nocturnal zebra
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:22 pm

Hi all

I hope everyone has had a good week and is looking forward to a fantastic weekend!

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 3, Early hyena on 11 points
2. No. 7, BBJ keeping an eye on the geese on 6 points
3. No. 1, Drinking elephant on 3 points

Tom124 and Vinkie got the right combination...

Please choose 3 pics today:

1. Satara jackal
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2. Buffalo line up
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3. Civet makes a quick appearance
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4. Kudu family
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5. Mongooses on a day trip
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6. Bathing warthog
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7. Wildebeest coming to drink
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:28 pm

Hi all

It's been another day with plenty of ellies on the cams! And, better still, we have an excellent weekly selection to choose from...

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 3, Elephants playing at Orpen on 9 points
2. No. 1, Posing hyena on 5 points
3. No. 7, Spot lit elephant on 2 points

Please choose 3 daily pics:

1. Birds in flight
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2. Possible bushbuck sighting
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3. Ellies greeting
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4. Wading elephant
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5. Big ellie from the Satara plains
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6. Hyena in proud stance
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7. Bathing warthog
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Please choose 5 weekly pics:

1. Bathing warthog
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2. BBJ keeping an eye on the geese
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3. Big group of elephants
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4. Bloated-looking AWC
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5. Cute little elephant
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6. Early hyena
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7. Elephants playing at Orpen
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8. Ellie having a whale of a time
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9. Genet skitting around
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10. Mongooses on a day trip
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11. Nice group of giraffes
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12. Owl makes us go cross-eyed
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13. Posing hyena
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14. Two BBJs having a drink
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:28 pm

Hi all

I'd just like to thank anyone who nominated me for an extra set of kudus, it's a real honour. And, even better, we have a monthly selection tonight!

Yesterday's results:

Daily -

1. No. 7, Bathing warthog on 9 points
2. No. 4, Wading elephant on 8 points
3. No. 6, Hyena in proud stance on 4 points

Weekly -

1. No. 10, Mongooses on a day trip on 15 points
2. No. 11, Nice group of giraffes on 13 points
3. No. 12, Owl makes us go cross-eyed on 8 points
4. No. 4, Bloated-looking AWC on 5 points
5. No. 8, Ellie having a whale of a time on 4 points

Well done to Schtick, you got the right combination!

Please choose 3 daily pics:

1. Felix close to the cam
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2. Baboon troop
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3. Orpen dagghas
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4. Big Satara ellie
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5. Hyena returns
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6. Kudu ewes
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And please choose 5 monthly pics:

1. Brian in broad daylight
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2. Brown hyena in daylight
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3. Cheetah duo
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4. Close up wildebeest
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5. Drinking lioness
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6. Jumpy zebra
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7. Kibo in profile
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8. Leopard sitting upright
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9. Lone wild dog
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10. Mongooses on a day trip
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11. Nice group of giraffes
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12. Owl makes us go cross eyed
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13. Stalking BBJ
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14. Stocky leopard
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15. Zebra pair so much in love
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:09 pm

Hi all

Unfortunately Addo and Nossob are down at the moment, so hopefully they'll be up running soon. Good news on my side, though, as the results from the vets are back for my dog (who was very ill earlier this year) and he is clear of cancer :D

Yesterday's results:

1. No. 3, A seldom seen nyala at Orpen on 12 points
2. No. 5, Owl on 6 points
3. No. 8, Warthog family on 3 points

Well done Schtick, you got the right combination 8)

Please choose 4 pics today:

1. Perhaps an AWC?
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2. Baboon troop
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3. BBJ flat as can be
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4. Buffalo standing tall
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5. Ellie showing off its tusks
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6. And the same ellie returns
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7. Impala at dawn
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8. Wildebeest silhouette
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Re: YOUR favourite sightings?

Unread post by Tom124 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:32 pm

Hi all

As it is Vinkie's birthday, I'm stepping in today.

Wednesday's results:

1. No. 5, Ellie showing off its tusks on 12 points
2. No. 3, BBJ flat as can be on 8 points
3. No. 2, Baboon troop on 7 points
4. No. 7, Impala at dawn on 5 points

Please choose 4 pics from the last few days:

1. Felix showing off
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2. Baboon family
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3. Orpen elephant
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4. We see more of the big grey ones
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5. Family scene
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6. Lone ellie
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7. Genet returns
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8. Hyena trio
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9. Lion surprise
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