GESO: Fish Eagle Terrace

Alan C cole at lantic.net
Sat Aug 1 08:24:12 EDT 2020


Thanks Paul. World travellers! Mopani Camp is so remote one wonders how 
they found their way there.

Alan C

On 01-Aug-20 02:04 PM, Paul Stenquist wrote:
> Nice house sparrow. Looks to be identical to those seen here.
>
> Paul
>
>> On Aug 1, 2020, at 5:48 AM, Alan C <cole at lantic.net> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks, Dave. Yes, a calm, rather warm, "winter's day". Apparently all the English House Sparrows in SA originate from some which escaped from an Aus. bound sailing ship. Can't imagine why they were being taken to Aus.
>>
>> I haven't posted any shots but we "intersected" two herds of at least 500 Buffalo & a slightly smaller herd of Wildebeest all headed to drinking spots on a river. You just have to be patient & wait!
>>
>> Alan C
>>
>>> On 01-Aug-20 10:14 AM, David Mann wrote:
>>> I like that pano.  Must have been a calm day for those reflections.  House sparrows are common as muck around here (I've always assumed they're common everywhere).
>>>
>>> That creosote photo reminds me of the time I coated some timber for the garden with linseed oil.  I didn't really enjoy it that much.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Dave
>>>
>>>>> On Jul 31, 2020, at 11:47 PM, Alan C <cole at lantic.net> wrote:
>>>> Trying again.
>>>>
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>>>> Subject:    GESO: Fish Eagle Terrace
>>>> Date:    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:06:24 +0200
>>>> From:    Alan C <cole at lantic.net>
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>>>> Yesterday we went on a day Lockdown excursion to Mopani Camp situated about 100km N of the Phalaborwa Gate in the Kruger Park. We were self sufficient (just in case) but were treated like royalty when we, the sole visitors, arrived. Lunch on the Fish Eagle Terrace was a memorable occasion. A few shots: The impressive entrance with Baobab tree; An immigrant - English House Sparrow; A worker busy painting the wooden terrace structure with creosote (there was recently a bad accident when part of the terrace collapsed because of termite damage) & a 4-frame Pano of Pioneer Dam. Regrettably the two bird hides at the other side of the dam are still off-limits. Please scroll along.
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>>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wisselstroom/50172564081/in/datetaken-public/
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>>>> All with the K5 & HD 55-300
>>>>
>>>> Perhaps I will do another post with some of the animals we encountered.
>>>>
>>>> Alan C
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