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Dean de la Rey

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Dean grew up in Johannesburg and it was from his very first trip to the bush at the age of two that he was captivated by this environment (he claims he can remember that far back!). He attended school in Pretoria, thereafter completing ...

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wow! This is an amazing sighting. Lovely to see these different bird species where you don’t expect it. We saw pelicans at Sable Dam near Palaborwa in Kruger and African Skimmers are now regularly seen in Kruger. We have seen flamingoes in Mozambique. It could have come from there. I believe Nata in Botswana was flooded with a lot of rain this past week. The flamingo can be from there aswell.

Francesca Doria
Senior Digital Ranger

Hi how nice to see a flamingo but as it is lonely I wish it to be able to reach its flock. I love the impala in the background

Camille Koertner
Explorer

Let’s mark this Flamingo as a good omen to the start of 2021! Happy New Year Dean and Londolozi!!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

That is incredible!!!!

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

He is quite beautiful! Hope he survives and maybe find where he wanted to go. Victoria

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

Wow Great sighting – it was probably just as perplexed as you – like how did I end up here (and where is here )

Dina Petridis
Senior Digital Ranger

he is maybe waiting for climate change and inondation !

Christa Blessing
Digital Tracker

Very interesting. Hopefully this bird will find its family group again.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

So unusual! What’s happened to her since? Is she still visiting Londolozi or has she flown off to continue her journey?

Michael Kalm
Guest contributor

Something has gone wrong in recent weeks with how you pictures are displayed. On the initial website, they are fine, but if I try to enlarge them, I just get a question-mark, or meaningless data. This happens regardless of whether I am using Apple Safari, or Google Chrome.

Arlene Levin
Explorer

FYI, there were two juvenile Greater Flamingos seen around Djuma on Safari Live. Wonder if this is one of them.

Leonie De Young
Senior Digital Ranger

Well that was a nice surprise to see this wayward bird. Do you think it will eventually find its way to where the rest of these birds go? A really interesting blog Dean and thanks for sharing with us. Be well and stay safe.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Pimentel
Explorer

I wonder if it’s one of the same ones that was spotted on Buffelshoek a couple weeks ago?

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJDeJSHgDVl/

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Looking forward to learning more about the wander life birds…

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

Hi Dean! If it is the same individual, there was one, seen in the Northern Sabi Sands, first on Buffelshoek property and then around Elephant Plains.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Unusual sighting. Whatever the reason for it’s arrival, I hope it can successfully continue to it’s final destination. It looks so lonely.

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

This is a fascinating development. This might be a silly question Dean, but what is the survival expectancy of a lost bird like this flamingo? Will it attempt to get back on it’s migratory track, or will it stick it out in it’s new environment?

Cally Staniland
Senior Digital Ranger

Lovely to see an unexpected visitor to your neighborhood ☺️..we see a lot in the Mediterranean ..wonder if it’s one of ours that strayed away 🤣. Super read thanks Dean🙏

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