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Sightings Discussion - Nkorho and Elephant Plains Tuesday 8 Jan 2008

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Sightings Discussion - Nkorho and Elephant Plains Tuesday 8 Jan 2008

~~~New Day for Sightings Discussion~~~

Tuesday 8 January 2008

Don't forget to label your posts NK for Nkorho and EP for Elephant Plains......

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sagresta (not verified)
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New Day started!

Marblehead (not verified)
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Wow Tinkerbell, that is hopeful news.  I was thinking the same, that mom and baby both may well have survived.  I think some folks got a tad bit overly emotional about what they saw... and then didn't see, but it doesn't mean momma didn't finally release a healthy little one.  I don't think any of us are used to seeing a birthing up this close.  What we saw may not be all that rare in Wildie child-birthing.  Heck, I was in labor for 14 hours and my child and I survived... lol. 

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Marblehead wrote:
Between Fani and KMello counting 7 wildies, it's looking hopeful that the calves are surviving preds. Though, I wonder if the smaller one close to momma that Fani refers to, could be the newborn from the other morning?

 

That is exactly what I was thinking. I stayed on line all night that night the wilde was trying to be born. I swear, and I did say this the other night, that after a few hours I saw a new baby laying in the grass next to a momma. It was very buff in color and much smaller that the babies that were standing. Since they have not found a carcass and no preditors have come to the area where she was maybe they made it?

Marblehead (not verified)
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Thanks Swift.  The angles can get confusing when it comes to sizing them at the distance they are at.  I appreciate the information you have provided.  Smile

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Marblehead wrote:
Okay, I just looked again and now it appears to be one adult and four baby gucks at NK.

Hi Marblehead,

Looking at them full screen, 3 meters from it, all the time (nothing else to  look at lol) Sizes comparing and I think it are 5 E&T's same size.

Gucklings are at this time in SA smaller or have still to "hedge"(spel). More nests a season possible. Autumn they will be fully grown and can be seen in "wintering" groups. So wishfull thinking about little E&T's, but I think at this waterhole a no no yet. Saw them at a WE drive and that were 3 little ones then

Marblehead (not verified)
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Okay, I just looked again and now it appears to be one adult and four baby gucks at NK. 

Marblehead (not verified)
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I am counting five gucks at NK. It appears to be possibly three babies plus their bossy and loud parents, E & T.  Anybody know if they could be little ET's?

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SS Jackal calling

Marblehead (not verified)
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Thanks again, Fani. Yes, I too love the hands. In my own unfortunate case, I usually get a hand in my pic when the computer freezes during the shot, lol.

Back to that older baby wildie. Does anyone know at approximately what age the wildie calf coat begins to darken?

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9:01 pm CAT NK

I have not seen four Egyptian Geese at night. Usually just the two stay around.  I hope they stay for the night.  Two of them look smaller than the other ones.  Or is it just an illusion.

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