A cat or a lifer a day keep the doctor away

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Re: A cat or a lifer a day keep the doctor away

Post by Richprins » Fri May 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Crocobridge is a great area at any time of year, Pumbaa! ^Q^ X#X

I like the zebra baby, and also the interesting shot of the lion male with ears pointed backwards! :-0
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Re: A cat or a lifer a day keep the doctor away

Post by Peter Betts » Sat May 23, 2020 7:08 am

Bungalow No 9 the sest position in camp at Croc Bridge ..Jane and I stayed in it in Aug 2011 when our American family was here on a visit ..Lovely pics

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Re: A cat or a lifer a day keep the doctor away

Post by Pumbaa » Mon May 25, 2020 4:40 pm

Alf wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:08 am
Wow more lions ^Q^
Somehow the lion magnets worked during the first day of our trip very well \O
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Re: A cat or a lifer a day keep the doctor away

Post by Pumbaa » Mon May 25, 2020 4:41 pm

Flutterby wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:30 am
Long grass!! :shock:

Cute wildebeest babies. :-)
Yes, extreme long grass but the way we do love it O/\
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Re: A cat or a lifer a day keep the doctor away

Post by Pumbaa » Mon May 25, 2020 4:42 pm

Lisbeth wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:24 am
Lions morning and evening O**

Yes, coming in January/February we probably lose a lot of sightings because of the tall grass -O-
Nevertheless I am always satisfied with what we do discover also when the grass is high O\/
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Re: A cat or a lifer a day keep the doctor away

Post by Pumbaa » Mon May 25, 2020 4:44 pm

Richprins wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Crocobridge is a great area at any time of year, Pumbaa! ^Q^ X#X

I like the zebra baby, and also the interesting shot of the lion male with ears pointed backwards! :-0
We also do love that area also very much and although the grass is high we do love the open areas there \O
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Post by Pumbaa » Mon May 25, 2020 4:45 pm

Peter Betts wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:08 am
Bungalow No 9 the sest position in camp at Croc Bridge ..Jane and I stayed in it in Aug 2011 when our American family was here on a visit ..Lovely pics
Maybe during one of our next trips we can stay there again although must say No. 3 was also not that bad ^Q^
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Re: A cat or a lifer a day keep the doctor away

Post by Pumbaa » Mon May 25, 2020 4:47 pm

Some were daydreaming

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whilst other started to groom

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and whilst we spotted only yesterday males this was a group of females at least the ones we discovered or better to saw the ones who were willing to show up.

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Meanwhile the sun got higher and higher and the light got better and better and the lioness started to yawn

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and finally also a third head could be seen. We did not stay that long with them as the grass was simply to high although they were quite close but overall we were happy that we in the end found them.

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A yellow throated longclaw posed so nicely on a small mound with a full bill – Also a bird we did not see that often

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but one of the birds who was plentiful this year was the lilac breasted roller

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soon followed by another one.

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Another lovely bird sighting was then a couple of common waxbills in the morning sun

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but somehow they did not stay that long but long enough for a couple of shots.

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Unfortunately besides masses of lilac breasted rollers and zorros the road was extreme quiet and close to the turn of to the previous Nhlanganzwani dam masses of red billed queleas had a pity with us and showed up and

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also this year this bird species could be seen in masses throughout the whole park which is always wonderful especially with the green background

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Whilst travelling along the S107 we stopped for elephant bulls,

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finally captured one of the many zorro birds,

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gave right of way to this grey giant,

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Re: A cat or a lifer a day keep the doctor away

Post by Pumbaa » Mon May 25, 2020 4:48 pm

photographed a glossy starling and

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finally met an elephant bull with a set of quite impressive tusks

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it is always wonderful when one met such awesome tuskers especially with such decoration on the back.

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A stop at the previous dam is always a must as the S107 is on top not a bad road and we always enjoy the view and the silence there. Back on the S28 we discovered a dead tree with a pair of bateleurs posing nicely for us in the lovely sunlight.

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One after the other spread their wings obviously to dry same

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and same looked quite impressive and simply beautiful.

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This was the tree in which they rested and from time to time one of them flew to another tree on the other side of the road in which they might were busy in building or even had a nest.

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Here is one of the on the way back after same inspected the other tree

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and it was simply amazing to met such a wonderful couple of one of my favourite birds

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in the open and to pose so impressively. Sorry for the masses of shots but again I could not choose a favourite……

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to be continued……..
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Re: A cat or a lifer a day keep the doctor away

Post by Alf » Mon May 25, 2020 5:03 pm

Those bateleurs are just beautiful ^Q^ ^Q^
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................

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