Sunday 21 October 2007
Pete's Pond cam discussion - Sunday 21 October 2007
I think my computer likes to sleep at times too! It won't let me close windows already open and then freezes everything. I just turned it off with the power switch and finally got everything up and running again. I see cam at NK is back, sound is still static. Here, I kind of like the low volume sounds of the insects and occassional bird and even some frogs, but when the one has a long constant trilll, that one, I can't take! I now have the volume nearly mute! Hope I notice if something comes, because I won't be able to hear anything! I did see the hyenas earlier and heard them and the jackals.
Is anybody else watching this bird? It seems a little off balance or something, Is that normal?
edit..I think it was just sleepy...almost fell over.
And now the jackals are calling........
And a night ...Grey heron ...later (Pics have been uploaded ... Have fun )
oh my Hyenas calling...whoopers! oh How I missed hearing there calls at NK.
two hyenas...how beautiful they are!
Thank you, Denise for the information about Fatty! When I first started watching this cam, which is very recently, I was surprised to see him! When I tried looking at a map of the area, it didn't seem that there was any connecting river that he could have come from. Since that time, I have learned that many of the rivers and smaller streams in the area are dry during the winter months, but flow rapidly when the rains come. I hope he stays for a long time. It seems he gets enought to eat! I was watching one evening when others were mentioning that he had captured an impala and the carcass was still floating in the pond. I haven't seen him capture anything, but have noticed him laying in the sun or like yesterday, right along the curve of the bank. I also saw one night when he came nose to nose with several terrapins. They didn't seem to be afraid and he just seemed curious and not in any mood to eat them. Birds also come very close when he is on the ground and don't seem worried either. I imagine feathers and terrapin shells are not his favorite appetizers! LOL The web link you posted has a wealth of other information too about the birds and animals that can be seen here. I look forward to learning more about them all! Such an education for everyone watching around the world! As a child, the only animals from Africa I saw were in the old Tarzan movies! Or Jungle Jim was a TV show with animals. I later found that they weren't even filmed in Africa! The ellies that were shown were from India! And some had tigers which would also not be found in Africa. One of the last Tarzan movies and a brief TV show was filmed in South America! Now, of course, I am much more aware of which animals are native to which country. It is so fortunate that the children (and adults) around the world are getting to see all of these different cams! Once my daughter installs more memory in my computer, I hope to be able to have even more open on my screen. Of course, that means I never get any cleaning done in my condo! LOL And I really appreciate all the people who write descriptions of what they see when I am asleep or gone from home. I read the sightings first, then look for any pictures posted and finally all of the chat threads. It can take hours sometimes to catch up when I have been sleeping or gone from home for awhile. Seeing videos too of something really special has been great too! I am looking forward to seeing things live, in a photo or on a video!
wow that waterbuck is very jumpy..poor thing..lol
Thanks Denise !!! ...
Those must be Natal francolins ..
.And those in the tree maybe they are vultures
I had read it in past ...but I forgot it Ann ...Maybe you need to ask Afke at National Geographic forum