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01-31-2018, 11:52 AM   #6511
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Field sparrow, I believe. The pinkish beak is supposed to be distinctive, and it was out in a field.

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Rock Monitor Lizard- Shorter and stockier than the Water Monitor.
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Brown thrasher that mostly kept itself behind branches.
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Gnu - or blue wildebeest. Looks rather brown to me, though...



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How about some fish for a change. Sunfish or bluegills or several other names, but there are quite a few very similar species in NA ponds and lakes.
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Bushbuck, Noel?
Definitely Reed Buck with is tan coloration. Bushbuck are darker and more brownish.
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Some tusks.



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Another fish, being curious? Not a chance.
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While I'm in the file of one of my visits to Kruger, with lots of Baboons, let me post one
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Orang looking thoughtful, or maybe just bored.
BTW Noel, there have been reports here about water shortages in Cape Town specifically and SA generally. How are things for your flock?
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two of a kind

[ I join in the hope that the water shortage in Noel's area turns out ok ]
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Giraffe (zoo).
Cape Town has a lot of people to be on the brink have running out of water. You cannot just make more, it has to be found and brought, sanitized and distributed. Could be a major disaster in the making.
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there has been a reduction over time of rain fall here in Kansas in recent years compared to earlier recorded data

this site has the info from 1981 to 2010

Climate Kansas - temperature, rainfall and average


the question that is unanswered is whether this is a return to normal after a " wet " period or a change due to climate change or other factors

the underground aquifer is being depleted rapidly

Projecting the future of the Ogallala Aquifer | HPPR
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Cape Town has a lot of people to be on the brink have running out of water. You cannot just make more, it has to be found and brought, sanitized and distributed. Could be a major disaster in the making.
Indeed. They really need the rain that never comes. I have heard some people ask "can't they just desalinate sea water?" Right. And how do you quickly build the capacity to make fresh water for 4 million (or more?) people? Besides, desalination plants cost quite a bit to build and to operate.
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Back on topic...

Here's a square-lipped rhino that we managed to get fairly close to on one of our walks.

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