Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:24 am

Sharifa wrote:
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There was no toss :-? -O-

Just a push into the mouth and down the hatch 0*\

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Fish billed Heron =O:

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:34 am

An unusual nyala sighting by pooky in 2014! :shock:

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Dindingwe » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:33 am

The first time I went to Sweni Hide was during the 2015 drought. The water level was low and the water muddy.

Some giraffes came, looked around for 10 minutes, and left without drinking...

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:59 am

These giraffe are very frustrating with their "will they, won't they" approach to drinking! 0*\ Saw it a lot this last trip! lol
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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:43 pm

They are just not thirsty enough :twisted:
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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:23 am

From Pumbaa - 2015


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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 Flutterby » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:13 pm

‎Victor Mashego‎ to SANParks - Kruger National Park
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Sweni Bird Hide today. The timber caved in and my knee was stuck for almost 30 minutes. My kids had to use stones to chip the timber away so that I could be released. Reported that to the Nwanetsi Ranger's post. Please beware. I was so happy to walk away with those scratches and bruises

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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:45 pm

The maintenance has always been a problem, but it seems that lately it has arrived at a point to put in danger the visitors O-/
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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Richprins » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:32 pm

O/ O/ O/

Seems a bit odd, though? :-?
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Re: Sweni Bird Hide H1-3/S37

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:37 pm

-O- If the axis broke when he was standing on it, he could have been hurt badly; it does not look like it though and someone was calm enough to take a pic ;-)
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