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Author Topic: Pete's Pond & Mashatu Reserve: 2011 & 2012  (Read 36494 times)
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« Post / Reply #270 on: December 03, 2011, 01:23:55 AM »

Dec. 1 (CAT) - a Nile Monitor



Dec. 1 at 7:36 am Monitor by BBE2009, on Flickr

On the Move

Dec. 1 at 7:36 am Nile Monitor on the Move by BBE2009, on Flickr

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« Post / Reply #271 on: December 03, 2011, 01:28:27 AM »

Dec. 3 Morning - Rain and Birds

I went for a visit at about 9:30 am (CAT). I t was pouring room and had been for some time. I could hear thunder in the background. The rain is turning everything the leaves and grass to a lush green.


Dec. 3 at 9:33 am Raining by BBE2009, on Flickr

Here we have a pair of Egyptian Geese - but not G and G as I had thought. There was a rock behind one of them making me think one was Gracie with her injured wing. Folsk say they haven't been seen for a while.

Dec. 3 at 9:44 am  Egyptian Geese by BBE2009, on Flickr

In this video we see either a 'Little' or 'Great' Egret, the geese and other birds wading in the water.
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« Post / Reply #272 on: December 31, 2011, 09:00:50 PM »

On Friday I saw a link to a video taken at Pete's Pond on Christmas Day, just after 12 noon CAT.  It was of two monitor lizards having a snack, with an African Fish Eagle nearby eying the action.   I couldn't determine what they were eating.

After going to Pete's Pond and scrolling through photos and videos I learned the story.  Apparently a fish eagle swooped down to the pond and came up with a dead vervet monkey; which it took to the beach.  Two monitor lizards appeared and challenged the fish eagle.  The lizards really weren't too sure how to handle the vervet.

Others at the pond think the vervet may have been in the water for some time as it didn't appear 'fresh'.

WARNING - if you are squeamish about seeing animals eating other animals, the video may not be for you.

Great series of action photos by Pamela Bell of the fish eagle with his catch.

African Fish Eagle with catch. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

Fish eagle not enthralled to see a monitor lizard on a termite mound.  Photo by Caroline Monk
African Fish eagle and monitor lizard on termite mound. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

There were actually two fish eagles and at one point 3 lizards (only two in this photo by Gabi Hossain):

Two fish eagles and two monitor lizards. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

Video: by 'mpicsvideo' (forgot to note her actual name)

Short version - 4 minutes
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Long version - just under 1 hour
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« Post / Reply #273 on: December 31, 2011, 09:14:41 PM »

December 25, 2011 - photos of other sightings

Green-backed/Striated Heron by Caroline Monk

Green-backed/Striated Heron Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

Wildebeest and extremely young calf by Pamela Bell
Wildebeest and calf Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr


Wildebeest and calf Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

Beautiful 'Meve's Starling' by Dorothy Hanning

Meve's Starling Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr
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« Post / Reply #274 on: December 31, 2011, 09:21:24 PM »

December 31, 2011 ~ just past noon CAT when I was watching:


12:41 pm CAT ~ So lush by BBE2009, on Flickr


12:44 pm CAT ~ View by BBE2009, on Flickr


12:48 pm CAT ~ Warthogs and Baboons by BBE2009, on Flickr

Last photos from 2011 and now we will see what 2012 brings to Pete's Pond  nod   There is a possibility that a forum type page may be forth coming on Facebook to reDiscussionDiscusssion Topic'. This would be great.

Wishing viewers here a Very Happy 2012.
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« Post / Reply #275 on: December 31, 2011, 11:18:18 PM »

HAPPY NEW YEAR

And what is more fitting for a new year, than new life  love  by Julie Woods


New year = new life. Posted byBBE2009, on Flickr
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« Post / Reply #276 on: January 02, 2012, 11:09:10 AM »

really enjoyed these from Petes pond I can't seem to get on it, stays black
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« Post / Reply #277 on: January 02, 2012, 01:17:17 PM »

Cinnemon, are you going to wildearth.tv and then to Petes Pond?
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« Post / Reply #278 on: January 02, 2012, 02:27:46 PM »

Welcome Cinnemon, I hope you are now able to connect to the Pond.  There was a storm there in past few hours, it is possible the cam was down when you tried to connect?

http://www.wildearth.tv/petes-pond-mashatu-botswana-africa-waterhole-wildlive-webcam-live

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« Post / Reply #279 on: January 02, 2012, 02:51:39 PM »

Januay 1, 2012 some interesting photos by the 'Pondies'.

By Cam Masters Miller:
Discussion as to whether it was a "Zitting Cisticola', a 'Reed Warbler' or a European Warbler.  I looked  a while ago and odds are on a warbler.  On the Nat. Geo. forum, when in doubt we used to call small birds 'LBJ' = 'Little Brown Job'  lol


A Cisticola or a Warbler Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

By Nancy Indiana:

Back view of a Crested Barbet Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr

By Laura Santos:

[color]Young wildebeest napping[/color][/url] by BBE2009, on Flickr

By Pamela Bell, four photos stitched together showing a Kori Bustard displaying when a skittish impala scurried past the bustard.  Pamela does some awesome 'stitching'.

Kori Bustard Displaying by BBE2009, on Flickr

Evening sunset by Gabi Hossain:

Beautiful Sunset Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr
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« Post / Reply #280 on: January 02, 2012, 03:33:31 PM »

BBE, thank you for keeping us up to date with the sightings at Pete's Pond.  The screen caps are so clear and and interesting.  I love seeing the new life. heart
I must get myself over to Pete's Pond. I am still so sad about not having the safari drives. cry   I suspect that some time at "the pond" would help.
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« Post / Reply #281 on: January 02, 2012, 05:22:15 PM »

wow whay beautiful shots. thanks for sharing. for some reason I can never get petes pond to come on just freezea my computer
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« Post / Reply #282 on: January 02, 2012, 06:41:57 PM »

I don't know for sure what the problem is cinnemon, but we always try: rebooting the computer and delete cookies and cache.  Do you have a high speed internet connection?
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« Post / Reply #283 on: January 03, 2012, 10:32:59 AM »

January 3rd, 2012 morning between 7:56 and 9:18 a.m. CAT

I stayed up late to peek at the Pond  smile

I haven't seen an ostrich since the pond cam returned.

Ostrich walks the beach. by BBE2009, on Flickr

The ostrich didn't stay very long:

2. Ostrich decides to leave. by BBE2009, on Flickr

Next up; an interesting combo. A lone Wildebeest came for a drink as an adult and young warthog(hidden behind the adult were leaving. In the meantime a pair of Egyptian Geese were just observing. lol

3. Wilde, Warthogs and Geese by BBE2009, on Flickr

Idyllic scene:

4. View and Impala by BBE2009, on Flickr

This warthog appears to have had a mud bath  smile

5.  Warthog by BBE2009, on Flickr

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« Post / Reply #284 on: January 03, 2012, 11:57:43 AM »

wow I can finally get it on wild earth, never could get it with u stream
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