South African Meets 2009

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No more excuses Spook! All these photo's have just been photoshopped she has not
been traveling anywhere...you are just too possessive.


Examine said evidence.....the treasure had been found, Miranda is back with Spook. Next to his frostie as well :hmz:
She was supposed to be with Skillie at this time.

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Here she is ...checking out the possibility of a warthog for an SO....

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and after a few beer....she is preparing to take a nap...

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PL's interpretation of "Day of the Bloem Meet 2009" : :D

First I post a pic just to indicate some area from where photo's where taken and in which direction!

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1. View of Garden & Dam from Garden Viewing Trail
2. View of Garden, Dam & Hills from the Garden Viewing Trail
3. View from Motsetse Hill
4. View from Nama Karoo Section over the Gardens towards the Hills
5. Bird Hide
6. Picnic Area


Well the day started with me being dropped off just after 8am for a bit of lovely birding on the Stiffnecks B-Day. It was quite overcast and the wind was howling. I really started to worry that we might have to cancel as thick clouds started building up! :shock:

I quickly made my way down to the bird hide just to escape the cold but this did not help much especially not being so close to the water! There wasn't to many birds around except for some Swifts and Swallows. At last I decided to take on the hills to try and warm up a bit and it made a huge difference not only was the blood pumping a bit but it was also in the wind shadow! The first hill I climbed is the one right next to the dam and the trail that runs up and on it is know as the garden viewing trail! (Sorry the photo's aren't that good due to bad light)

View from the Garden Viewing Trail (1)
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I continued along the the pathway meandering up and on the the hill and could hear the lovely sounds of the White-bellied Sunbirds calling from all over! The Nedicky's melodies intertwined with the Sunbirds' as I rounded the hill!

Another view from the Garden Viewing Trail but this time including the hills! (2)
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Bird hide over-looking the water at the Bloem Botanicals.
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White throated swallow fledgelings in their nest under the thatch in the corner of the hide.
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Right then!

It was a glorious day in the city of Tswane! The sun was shining the birds were singing, the meet was a pleasurable affair!
Member who attended:
KathySA and Les
Dave and Jan
Cherries and her sister
Jen

:hmz: I don't have any pics ready but I'll try and improvise.
{Please watch this space!}
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Here you go guys - pics of the meet.

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JenB ---- Where is everybody?

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KathySa --- checking for the late comers!

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Janice - just making sure!

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We even had to send SIL's daughter just to make sure that Les could stop cooking!

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Home time guys - no-one else is coming!

Thank you to Kathysa and Les for providing such good food. Lovely to see DavenJan and Jenb again. Lovely venue and lovely company!
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Dave and Jan.
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Had a lovely time. Saw some nice birds. The northern Korhaan gave us a shock flying up out of the grass right next to the car. The Pin tailed Whyda was very active chasing the females.

This is one of our favourite places.

unfortunately I cannot view tinpic pictures here. Will have a look tonight.
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We really had a lovely morning....Rietvleis was beautiful...birding was great and the company was even better :D

We must do it again...soon :D
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