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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2011, 09:07:59 PM »
Woo hoo first ellie!  Good catch BBE  :ecsmile
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2011, 09:22:18 PM »
Thanks for the video, BBE!  I used to watch WildCam Africa, sponsored by National Geographic. 
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2011, 10:00:39 PM »
Beth and beans,  :blush

I meant (and then forgot) to include in the post with the elephant video that it was recorded and posted by another 'Pondie'.

I have edited the post.
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2011, 10:07:35 PM »
BBE, thank you for posting the ellie video.  I've watched on two different days (African time) and have seen only some birds.  It's fun to see a herd of ellies, with calves, come to the pond and play in the water.   :thumbup:
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2011, 10:11:53 PM »
Tiger you are quite right about the ellies.
When there is a large breeding herd with all ages included = wonderful sight.  In reviewing my CD's from 2006 - 2009, I think about 2/3 = ellies.  :eclol
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #65 on: May 16, 2011, 10:16:21 PM »
BBE, I had many screen caps over several years of watching PP.  Some are saved on my flickr photostream, but not all.  A few are on a hard drive that won't work now!  So...I'll have to see some new ones... :eclol

One of my favorites is a calf who must have done something Mama didn't like because he was running as fast as he could and she was chasing him.  I'll see if I can find it.  I laughed so hard, watching the two of them...Mama in pursuit!
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #66 on: May 16, 2011, 11:41:11 PM »
I vaguely remember that event. My fave is still all the female ellies rescuingthe month or so old one who slid into the pond.  :eclol

In a few minutes check out Game Drive topic. Karula and Kids actually at one of the rooms at Vuyatela Lodge.
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2011, 10:11:46 PM »
Wed. May 18 at 6:47 a.m. CAT

'George and Gracie' or their kinfolks at Rocky Point (Egyptian Geese)


May 18 /11 'George  & Gracie' by BBE2009, on Flickr


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf_o3eguYSA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf_o3eguYSA</a>

Many bird calls at present.  :ecsmile
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #68 on: May 17, 2011, 10:30:41 PM »
'Gracie and George' invited some Guinea Fowl to join them at Rocky Point.


May 18, 2011 - Geese and G. Fowl by BBE2009, on Flickr

Meanwhile on the shoreline, one and then two impala appeared.


May 18, 2011 - Impala x 2 by BBE2009, on Flickr

No power at WE = no drive, so I can watch here.  :ecsmile
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2011, 10:34:49 AM »
Map of the pond with key action spots identified added to the 'References' post HERE.
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #70 on: May 18, 2011, 11:19:15 AM »
5/17 22:05 ppt Zebra were seen along with 1 wildebeest

5/18. 4:06 ppt      a beautful kudu male

5/18 7:06 ppt    zebra seen

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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #71 on: May 18, 2011, 02:56:17 PM »
11:56 ppt small herd 5 Ellies, oops, more coming!

I got mixed up on the time somewhat should be

23:56 ppt
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #72 on: May 18, 2011, 05:35:34 PM »
Beth, thanks for the heads up and help re finding the archive of the ellies visit.  They stayed here for about 5 minutes after this segment. As the description says, about 30, small, large and in between and one massive bull elephant.

Now I know I'm back at Pete's Pond  :biggrin3

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liiZxXqo9aI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liiZxXqo9aI</a>

Does anyone know why in the past two weeks or more, the video doesn't always start immediately ?
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #73 on: May 19, 2011, 12:20:59 AM »
9:00 am ppt Ellies again! breeding herd
they are wading in a little so far :)
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Re: Pete's Pond in Botswana, Africa
« Reply #74 on: May 19, 2011, 12:55:59 AM »
9:55 ppt the ellies have gone, now impallas run in. 4 so far
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