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The Boma chit-chat forum Saturday 4 January 2014

WELCOME and join us at the AFRICAM BOMA FORUM

Saturday 4 January 2014

Please note: NK for Nkorho, EP for Elephant Plains,TE for Tembe,  IDU for Idube, BE for Black Eagle, NA for Naledi, VR for Vulture Restaurant.

Campics from yesterday (Geschu-Penny2-Tourneyman1) more here

   

Africam:We keep the cameras away from rhino for all our cameras.Please respect the decisions of Zoomies when u think there may be some critter around but the camera is not moving there.Thanks for your consideration.

Today's Cam Pic thread  click here  Happy  camming!

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The new day, you can find here

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Hi all, seems quiet on the cams but glad we have 4 of the cams up tonight.  Seems calm so far except for all the frogs and insect noises.  A new day will soon be here and I hope it brings lots of good sights and sounds at the cams. Good camming all.

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See you later, Donna and Fani  Thanks

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Hello cammers. Good morning, Howwa Smiling.
Fani, there is a resident female hippo with two calves, an adult male and another female at Idube, making 5 residents we have seen lately. The older calf, play fights with the male. The male is mating with the other female and I think Mom stepped in to protect "Junior".  Kids!!!  I'm not all caught up today, but someone said there might be other hippos now.  I hope they all learn to get along and Junior behaves. This is not conclusive, of course. Time will tell Smiling.

I found this Black Eagle update on their FB page:

I arrived at the Gardens on New Year’s day round about 10 and started scanning the area in search of Nessi. No luck. At 10:30 I saw the parents disappearing over the Western Ridge. I have no idea where they were coming from, as I was glued to my binocs.

Monique arrived at about 11:00, and said that she was at the Gardens the previous day, and found both parents at the Butchers Rock looking down, so we concentrated on that area. Low and behold, not long after that, Monique found Nessi. By now Bill and Christine had arrived, and while Bill was setting up the Scope, we were keeping tabs on Nessi so as not to loose sight of him. Things happened so fast after that, that I cannot remember what happened. I remember that he spent some time at the Three White Rocks. It was “Showtime”. There was a wonderful display of stretching wings, jumping into the tree and quite a bit of flapping around. There were no sign of the parents, so we concluded that they decided it was time to leave Nessi “Home Alone”

Monique and I went to fetch some beers, (it was after all New Year’s day), and we continued to watch Nessi getting up to his tricks, gradually gaining height to the top of the ridge. In the late afternoon he took a beautiful flight over the ridge, and at that stage Monique and I left Bill and Chris, so they might have more to add to this rather special day.

I am not a good story teller, but I hope this will give some insight into the day, and sorry that you all could not make it to have experienced a wonderful day.

I am away for a week but will check in when I can...

Happy camming!!

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Fani wrote:

What an epic fight between the hippos ...Is there an intruder or they just fight between them ? I think they were four ...am I correct ?

 

Thanks for the zoom work !!!

Good morning, Fani, I missed it.  Thanks for the info

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What an epic fight between the hippos ...Is there an intruder or they just fight between them ? I think they were four ...am I correct ?

 

Thanks for the zoom work !!!

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Good morning everyone!

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Time for me to get out of here - but, of course I'll be back tomorrow.  See you then.

 

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Good night Sue - sorry that is still there.  Sad

See you tomorrow.

 

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I'm heading out, will see you tomorrow! Not even a smiley and the word ver. is still at the bottom of the page! Bye!

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