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Sightings of 17th Sept

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Sightings of 17th Sept

Just saw a barn swallow on the cam, before that there was a threebanded plover and another bird before that, now there are impala and zebras who come to drink

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"Landi" wrote:
With regard to a few stories, while I have many very memorable wildlife encounters, most of what I have written in my journals however relate to that most dangerous creature, Homo sapiens, and my encounters with them while on their quest for the "Big 5".
........ and they are everywhere!

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Hi Cerinthe

I'll try to help where I can.

With regard to a few stories, while I have many very memorable wildlife encounters, most of what I have written in my journals however relate to that most dangerous creature, Homo sapiens, and my encounters with them while on their quest for the "Big 5".

Landi

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Landi, you still live in SA and can go to the bush much easier than those who live in other countries. You've got the experience and can always say, 'I did it!' Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
I wouldn't mind hearing some of your stories Eye-wink

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Thanks Landi, for the explanation and for your appreciation for those cammers who have never had the priviledge of visiting the bush for themselves...... and for people like me who are fortunate to be able to do so but still have a lot to learn!

Keep up your good work in helping us with ID's of birds and animals!

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The salary was definitely a factor, as was the strong desire to be my own boss and the need for a personal life (away from lodge staff & guests)

I loved the lifestyle and still miss the fact that I dont hear the animals calling around my house at night.

Being back in Africam and seeing the passion of so many of you, who live so far away from Africa is what makes this whole thing so great.

Landi

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"Landi" wrote:
Hi Tabs

I was a guide once and worked in the Sabi Sands for a few years.

Actually I was an early africammer, who gave up looking at the pics from my office desk and went off to the bush to experience the real thing for several years. Nowdays, I live very close to the Kruger but sadly spend too little time in it.

Landi

Well done to you Landi, for making the dream come true - but what made you give it up - the pay maybe?

As cerinthe said, it's great to have someone here who knows their birds and I hope you will be here to help us out for a long time Smiling

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We defintely need someone who knows his/her birds well enough to tell us what we see, there are too many guesses. One thing I learned from long-time birders, they know their birds well

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Hi Tabs

I was a guide once and worked in the Sabi Sands for a few years.

Actually I was an early africammer, who gave up looking at the pics from my office desk and went off to the bush to experience the real thing for several years. Nowdays, I live very close to the Kruger but sadly spend too little time in it.

Landi

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Landi - you obviously have quite a bit of experience and knowledge - are you, or were you, a guide?

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"Landi" wrote:
I didnt see the oxpecker. Sightings of Yellow-billed oxpeckers were very rare in the Sabi Sands when I worked there, though their range is spreading further south all the time since they were re-introduced into the northern Kruger several years ago. Your sighting on cam of a rare species (for the area) is even more exceptional.
I remember Pippa getting all excited a few years ago when the first one was caught on cam

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