The Boma chit-chat forum Wednesday 4 December 2013

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The Boma chit-chat forum Wednesday 4 December 2013

WELCOME and join us at the AFRICAM BOMA FORUM

Wednesday 4  December  2013

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.

Cam pics from yesterday (Tourneyman-hanneke-Penny2) 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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This Africam day has come to an end.

The new day is here

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Hi Donna thank you for your response! I was lucky to see them just leave the water, do you mean MOM and the baby born in March? That would be awesome if it is indeed her but wow, wouldnt it be too soon to have another calf? Anyway, what a sweet lil family, I enjoyed seeing them! Africam is such a great way I start my day!!  Smile

And thank you for the info on the vultures, I cant wait to see them!

eta~ lol I think I just missed them again! Too funny...

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SeaGal wrote:

Wow it is so cool to see so many hippos at Idube, has anyone been able to count how many are there?

Does this me Emoyeni (sp) is past her time in age to produce viable eggs? Is there an age at which a female stops producing viable eggs? I hope someone can answer, I am too lazy this am to google yet!  :D

Oh I forgot, I am so curious about this vulture cam, the resturant opens at 9:00 pm my time and I keep forgetting to check it out until it is too late, its closed! I clicked the link to see some video but there wasnt any video. I hope to catch it live soon! 

Hi SeaGal!  Someone said that Idube Lodge thinks the hippos might be the Mom with juvenile and a new baby + 2 other adults. That would make the count at 5 hippos we saw today. We just saw an adult and two youngsters leave ID, followed closely by 2 more adults Smiling.

Emoyeni (Female) is getting up in years but is still able to have fertile eggs. I'm not sure at what age they are infertile either.

The time on the Vulture cam needs to be updated. It is live but still tweaking the finer points Eye-wink.

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Hi good morning/evening! Wow it is so cool to see so many hippos at Idube, has anyone been able to count how many are there?

Interesting info on Nessi, he/she sure is a handsome bird, I hope it gets a chance to fledge in its own time. Not to sound like a wet blanket but I see the name means 'miracle'. What is the miracle? I think the miracle would be IF it does fledge without being pushed out so I am kinda confused by the choice of the name.

Only thing I can think of is that the egg hatched. Does this me Emoyeni (sp) is past her time in age to produce viable eggs? Is there an age at which a female stops producing viable eggs? I hope someone can answer, I am too lazy this am to google yet!  :D

Have a nice day cammers, brrr it is 26 degrees here in my neck of the city this am, beautiful clear sunny shiney days. Luv it!

Oh I forgot, I am so curious about this vulture cam, the resturant opens at 9:00 pm my time and I keep forgetting to check it out until it is too late, its closed! I clicked the link to see some video but there wasnt any video. I hope to catch it live soon! Very cool idea Africam!

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hanneke wrote:

So  Nessi is almost called a  Juvenile  now.

67  days  old   and from 70 days to 3 month a juvenile.

Yes Smiling.  Now we must hope they let Nessi stay around the area long enough to reach independence. That will be a challenge since it was so late hatching.

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Hallo everyone

Hi Donna-

Nice  info  about  the  Black Eagle.

So  Nessi is almost called a  Juvenile  now.

67  days  old   and from 70 days to 3 month a juvenile.

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The Black Eagle eaglet is 67 days old today. I found the following valuable information about him/her on the Black Eagle Roodekrans blog. Click here for that blog.

I excerpted part of it here:

"If it fledges by about 90-96 days it is likely to be a male, but if it fledges by about 96-100 days or more, then it’s highly probable to be a female. Females are generally larger than their male counterparts, but only 15-20%...nothing to scream about"

also

"If it were a male and say it fledges at 93 days, then that date will be 63+30 = 93 that equates to Monday 30th December 2013, and if it were a female fledging at 98 days then 63+35 = 98 equates to Saturday 5th January 2014. Don’t take this as the gospel truth, because only once it fledges can one approximately guess its sex…but even then, I may be wrong!

The other day I was asked a fair question of what the birds are referred to during their various stages of early life and by that I mean from 0 – 4 years.

      Chick – from egg hatching up to about 30 days (downy stage),

      Eaglet – from 30 to about 70 days (pinning and feathers emerge),

      Juvenile – from 70 days to 3 months after fledging (full juvenile plumage),

      Immature – from 3 months to its first moulting at about 12 months old,

      Sub-adult – from 1 to 3 years,

      Adult – from 3 years when it has gained full adult plumage." 

Enjoy!!!

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    Smiling      

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Howwa wrote:

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See you later Howwa, was nice to meet up with you again

See you later, soon, Ceri... I often think of you in our good ole days...

Me too, it was fun

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cerinthe wrote:

See you later Howwa, was nice to meet up with you again

See you later, soon, Ceri... I often think of you in our good ole days...

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