Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Wed May 23, 2018 11:48 am

pooky wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:08 pm

Back at Sweni the hippo and the tiny baby were hiding around the corner, but the heron was fishing again,
with some success.

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and it was play time for these hippo.

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Wed May 23, 2018 11:55 am

Pumbaa 2015:

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Pumbaa wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:25 am
We made ourselves comfortable in the hide and waited what might come along. First we spotted a pair of Egyptian goose

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and then a cute rattling cisticola who landed in the reeds close to the hide and Timon had once again a great time in photographing this always so active bird.

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It was great to simply sit there and let the birdies come so that we only had to press the button

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and our reward was a free song!

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A pair of African jacanas was also around and entertained us nearly the whole time we stayed in the hide as they started from far until extreme close to where we sat with running over the water poses

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and they even could run faster. Another positive aspect was that we were nearly the whole 45 minutes we stayed in the hide totally alone and so it was an amazing time we spent there.

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When we were about to leave we also had luck in discovering a black crake

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and we also had to look carefully when entering the hide onto the huge spider webs we had to give way whilst stooping down nearly on the ground and the same procedure had to be done again when we left the hide in order not to get caught in the trap and for me it was a good opportunity to take some close shots of the eight legged creatures.

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Wed May 23, 2018 12:00 pm

The water is often covered in algae... O-/

Heksie 2016:


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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

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:shock:

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:28 am

Pumbaa 2013:


Pumbaa wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:10 am


After the obligatory pit stop at the N’wanetsi picnic spot we paid today the Sweni bird hide a visit because tomorrow will already be our last day in Satara and at this stage we did not know whether we would make it tomorrow to that hide. Gladly we were the only people there and the dam was full and soon Timon was already shouting: “There is a red one!” and from that time on our nick name for the red bishop was simply the “red one”.

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But the usual noisy suspects could also be heard and seen and here especially a mom with her little one located a bit farer away from the other hippos.

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Lots of the red ones could be easily spotted in the reeds as the colours of their red and black feathers definitely could not be overlooked and on top the also ever present woodland kingfisher was also present and still sitting on its favourite branch where we do spot same normally always when paying a visit here.

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Only a handful of the present red ones half-heartedly were building nests or at least were pretending in doing so especially when a female came closer but then the nest was forgotten and they started to behave like mad and believe me as already seen a couple of times it is always a pleasure to watch such crazy display show.

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Especially when they flew from one reed to another to attract the female’s attention they always do look to me like barbarous mutated bumble bees!

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Our reeds here do look in summer similar and can you believe it whenever watching our reeds in summer here I think or maybe it is always wishful thinking that a red one would flew by!

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Finally they gave the female enough space and we could capture her as well whilst showing interest in one of the red ones.

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:19 am

From a 2014 Sharifa report:
Sharifa wrote:
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:18 am


We at the Sweni Hide and settle down for a long break and lunch, fish anyone --00-- :-0

Fish Eagle'

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Common Moorhen

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Two of each - Yellow Billed Stock and Croc

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Zebra

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Fisher Bird standing motionless, ready to strike

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:22 am

Sharifa wrote:
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:08 pm


Egyptian Geese

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Giant Kingfisher

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Brown Hooded Kingfisher

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Goliath is not happy with Yellow Bill 0- 0= as the reflection of the Yellow One seems to be affecting Goliath

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So Goliath goes to Yellow One and tells him where to stand - at the back

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Goliath now flies to a different fishing spot

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and Yellow One is right back where he started 0- :-0

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Suddenly Splat :shock:
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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:22 am

Sharifa wrote:
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:28 am
Goliath was happy with his new fishing spot and we could sense that something was about to happen

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Splat :shock:

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Gotcha

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Goliath then walked towards the hide O/\ Duke got the close ups while I concentrated on getting more of the scene in

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Lots of captions come to mind for the below pic but this is a family forum O**

"Just cannot trust a Yellow Billed Stcock to cover your back" =O: =O: =O:

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TBC
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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:23 am

Sharifa wrote:
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:14 pm
Goliath continued walking towards us

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and the fish was been positined for eating as Goliath walked

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Goliath walked right pass a croc and they just ignored each other. Seems Golaiths and Crocs signed a treaty long ago that they will just stay our of each others way.

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and then the fish was on the tip of the bill

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We were ready for the flip and the toss :-)
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