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  1. T. Guppy

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    Hi all,

    So after @DoubleDutch gave me this idea and encouraged me, I decided to make this thread.

    Basically this thread is to share my photos with you guys.

    Please feel welcome to share you own photos here too :D
     
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    Sounds good! Why not start with Table Mountain
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    So here goes :D

    This bunch are all from Pilanesburg a few years ago..

    A little baby got too tired standing next to mom :lol:
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    Not sure what raptor this was, but he went swoosh lol
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    This is a Dark-Capped Bulbul.
    Im sure many of you know these naughty little guys, they're always flying around in pairs singing at the tops of their voices
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    A pretty Steenbok
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    A Three-Banded Plover going fishing lol
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    And lastly a Southern White Rhino pretending he's a bush :lol:
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    Awesome! Not often you see table mountain from this perspective :D usually always from the coast looking up :thumbup:
     
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    Low tide at Gordon's Bay

    Sent from my VOG-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Great idea for a thread!
     
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    Gooooo T.Guppy !!!!

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    Thanks @A new day, all that credit goes to @DoubleDutch :)

    Hehe thanks Aad, your support is really and truly appreciated!!! :D
     
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    You guys have an amazing beautiful country and awesome wildlife walking around. Anxious to see everyone's pics showing that.

    T.Guppy's ones left me amazed again and again. The alleready shown pics make clear why.

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    Morning all

    Here are some pictures from my most recent visit to Rietvlei Nature Reserve

    Here we have a female and a male African Stonechat
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    A Helmeted Guinea Fowl. They're super common, but I find they're actually so pretty if you look close
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    A Red Breasted Boubou
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    A grumpy Ostrich
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    This was the view as I drove in at 7am
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    And the view when I left around midday
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    Elephant seen on my last trip to Kruger in March 2019.

    Had another trip booked for October this year, but that has been cancelled. So frustrated.
     
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    wooowwwww great pic !

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    Stunning photos! Rietvlei has great bird life, I remember it well :thumbup:
    Have done a lot of bird watching there with my dad
     
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    You guys are blessed with that nature around. For me it is so funny to notice (old) Dutch words in birdnames and places.

    Rietvlei must originate from Riet vallei (Reet Valley) I think.

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    Yep lots of that!
    Riet = reed
    Vlei = closest translation is probably wetland. Perhaps Vlie in Dutch, not sure?
    Vallei (Afrikaans) = valley (English)
     
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    Mmm Vlie is a water in between our Waddeneilanden (Islands above our country) of which one is called Vlieland.

    I expect vlei to be a shortcut voor vallei (valley) hahaha.



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    Some lovely birds and animals! Let's share love for the reptiles

    Cape skink
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    Rhomboid egg eater
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    A rather shy tortoise
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    Another gorgeous skink
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    Rock agama
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    A legless lizard
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    A more nonchalant tortoise:
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    Interesting!
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlei
    The word vlei is used predominantly in South Africa. It is an Afrikaans word derived from the Middle Dutch word for "valley" (valeye).[3] In Afrikaans, however, its meaning changed into that of the shallow lake. The Afrikaans and modern Dutch word for "valley" is vallei.
     
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    Wowwwww. Watching a serie on NG or Discovery about a snakecatcher in SA. Mambas, Treesnakes, etc..... OMG. We have only one poissoness snake here and it never killed anyone I believe. Seen it twice in my life.
    But your snakes are a different story.


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    I have a friend who au paired in the Netherlands for a few months and she told me Dutch and Afrikaans are extremely similar! She's Afrikaans too and was able to speak to the locals very easily.
    Plus Afrikaans did originate from Dutch, so it makes sense they're so similar
     
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