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Wed, Oct. 5th, 2005, 07:05 pm
unquietmind: Welcome

Welcome to the Pete's Pond community!

Pond watchers are welcome to post their observations, ask questions, express opinions, and simply marvel at what goes on at the Pond.

You do not have to be a LiveJournal member to read or to post a comment, but I strongly suggest you register because it will make the experience more personal and rewarding. You must register in order to post an actual blog entry in the community. It takes two minutes to join and there is no fee and you won't get any spam emails. You don't even have to maintain a LiveJournal.

LiveJournal is very user-friendly. Read the home page for general in and check the FAQ (click here) for answers to all your questions.

My name is Elizabeth and I am established this community because I love the Pond and as a longtime LiveJournal user, I feel this site offers the perfect environment for the folks who enjoy the WildCam.

For more information on LiveJournal and how communities like this one work, please see the FAQ located here: community FAQ.

I will be fine-tuning the community over the next day or so. Your input is welcome and encouraged.

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
misstreebc

Thank you for starting this community!!

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
unquietmind

thank you for joining :)
it's so nice to connect with people who are passionate about wildlife!

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
weeblelover: Pete's Pond

Thanks for starting this community - We are in Fla. and find ourselves watching Pete's Pond at all hours - It's fascinating to watch such wonderfully wild creatures half way around the world. :)

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
unquietmind: Re: Pete's Pond

great to have you aboard :)
I love your user name. Hopefully we'll be able to post good news about Weeble.

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
dahliablue

Thank you so much for starting this community. I recently was shown the wonder that is the cam at Pete's Pond. It's such a joy to be able to watch a part of the world I've always wanted to visit.

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
unquietmind

Glad to have you along for the adventure :)

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
sandy_1: Thanks!

for getting this site started. I'm sure it will be a good place to go and express ourselves about the pond.

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
unquietmind: Re: Thanks!

Thanks for joining and welcome :)

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
nyala: Screen captures

I'm totally addicted to Pete's Pond! I don't know much about computers and probably not to much about surfing the internet!! There are a couple of things I do not understand:

1. Where are the pics???????????? none yet?
2. No one mentions any sighting....I thought it was about sightings!! Where can I find those???
3. I have RealPlayer Basic, am I able to take screen captures?
4. HOW??? How can I record?

22:36 Bots time....Group of elephants (like 16 or more) and the two resident geese (Gissy and Goosy). Quite windy.

Elizabeth I don't know if you will be able to figure out times when and which animals visit the pond. I've been watching for over a month.....and they don't use a watch!!! Only trustworthy to show up are the helmeted guinea fowl, kori bustard, impala, jackal and of course our residents Fattie, Gissy and Goosy. I have not been able to identify all the birds that come to drink (on a regular basis) beyond plover, francolin, doves (?).

I have ADSL 300 whatever....for a better image I choose 560 and is working quite well but still...unless camera focus on certain birds (like the eagles, egrets, vultures) it is very difficult to identify them. No problems on the mammals though, although I wish I could find a way to have a better resolution. Any suggestions?

What is also very very exciting for me are all the animal sounds (during the night) and trying to identify them. Unfortunately I do not go beyond the guineafowl,lion, leopard, elephant, hyena, warthog,jackal,zebra, fish eagle, baboon and I think the ostrich. I have visited a couple of sites to learn more about the sound but both are very limited. Do you happen to know any site that has good recordings and a large variety?

Thanks for all the help you can provide. I will be checking on a regular basis for any answer and of course to let you know about my sightings.

Happy sightseeing!!

PS 11:02 I don't know if I will be able to see it (camera) but there are some more elephants arriving.......I know because of all the rumble!!

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
unquietmind: Re: Screen captures

Hi Nyala! Thanks for joining. The community is very new, so people are just starting to post their animal sightings. We don't have any screen captures yet.

Feel free to post your sightings and questions in the community so everyone can read them and respond. I am going to post instructions on how to make a post in the community right now.

Mon, Aug. 21st, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
nyala: Pete's Pond

It looks like Pete's Pond is coming back this week...hopefully.

In case you want to read about animals around PP or watch some memories you can visit us a PP Spaces:

Hello, Pondies!

More new and exciting features have been added to Pete's Pond Spaces. Just in time for WildCam Africa to come back online! This issue's GIF file (attached to this email) highlights all the informational blogs at Pete's Pond Spaces. These blogs contain information about many of the animal and plant species at Pete's Pond and can be found under Pete's Pond Information Blogs at the main site.

Pete's Pond Spaces: http://PetesPond2005.spaces.msn.com/

Fatty's Favorite:

Fatty has chosen the video gallery by Nancy - IN as his favorite new feature this month. Nancy has added several Pete's Pond videos to a YouTube gallery. YouTube displays videos in Macromedia Flash format, which is compatible with PCs and Macs. You can read about YouTube video galleries in the Technical Stuff blog (under Pete's Pond Information Blogs) in the section on Free Online Video Galleries.

NEW Movie Showing!

A new movie is featured in the WMP window at the main site - "One Windy Day" (7:19 minutes). It is a compilation of videos from Pete's Pond all on the same windy day. The video clips are by Nancy-IN, blended with the sounds of the various African animals, and mixed with South African folk music by Nyamamusang. The movie will automatically play once in the WMP window at the main site. You can play it again by clicking the play button in WMP.

NEW Topic on Jackals!

Information about the black-backed jackals has been posted to the Carnivores blog. Click on "Carnivores" under Pete's Pond Information Blogs to read about the jackals and hyenas that visit Pete's Pond.

NEW Topic on Kori Bustards!

The kori bustard has been the subject of another new article posted to the Birds blog. Click on "Birds" under Pete's Pond Information Blogs to read about these and some of the other birds found in the area around Pete's Pond.

Fish Eagle's Peak:

We hope to have many more links for our Pete's Pond Spaces site over the next couple months as Pondies capture images and make video clips of Pete's Pond. If any of you want your online photo albums or video galleries of Pete's Pond linked into our site, please send the URL to PetesPond@hotmail.com. We would love to share your work with other pondwatchers!

To start or stop getting The Pondie Press for Pete's Pond Spaces via email, please send an email to PetesPond@hotmail.com with your request.

Cheers!

Site Moderators: Carmen, Lee, & Nancy

You can also visit PP Commentator:

http://groups.msn.com/THEPETESPONDCOMMENTATOR

Cheers,

Nyala