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#1 ZaminOz

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:03 AM

All these fantastic photos in this subforum are turning me into a damn "Birder"... safari will not be the same again!
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Warning, if any safari camps wish to employ me as a guide, I expect a salary far, far, more commensurate than my actual experience!

#2 madaboutcheetah

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:04 AM

Haha

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#3 Jochen

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

One of us! One of us! One of us!
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

:D
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
Alex: "Whoa! Hold up there a second, fuzzbucket. You mean like, uh, the live in a mud hut wipe yourself with a leaf type wild?"
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

It helps spend the hours between lion hunts! ;)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

Those can be long hours!

Waiting again... for the next time again


#7 ZaminOz

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

... Years in some people's cases...
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#8 Game Warden

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

Lifetimes in a certain GW's case...

"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb.

 

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

Be careful, ZaminOz! I tried it this year.... it can take over your life.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

Hi ,

We really dont look for the birds but this year have really noticed them especially at lake nakuru  you cant really avoid them . we taught our driver guide a new word" twitcher "

he hadnt heard it before  now even he needs a bird book .

julie. :D



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:42 AM

Hey talking of bird talk or bird words.. 

 

Who can tell me what spishing is? 

 

Ever tried it?


There's none so blind as those who will not see.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

I had to look up the word.

http://10000birds.com/pishing.htm

 

But after having read what it means; I plead guilty, your honor.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:30 AM

I don't (s)pish but I do talk to birds such as a robin which comes to the feeders while I am filling them and to ducks in the park. One of those laughing/quacking noises seems to calm them when walking near them.


What pays stays.
 

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

Being a birder is a blessing, rather than a curse.

 

You never get bored.  Being a "big 5-er" must be a terrible curse.

 

Being a spider-er is even better as you can keep yourself entertained long after the sun goes down and all the diurnal birds have gone to sleep (yes yes I'm aware of nocturnal birds - but they're not nearly as numerous or conspicuous as spiders)

 

I always think, "anyone who can't appreciate the beauty of a malachite kingfisher, the majesty of a crowned eagle, or the sheer horror of a marabou stork shouldn't bother coming on safari"


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