Friday, September 16, 2016

On Safari With Gert 14 September 2016

14 September 2016

This morning we left camp early to see what the last morning has in store. We found a few mixed species feeding parties, with African Firefinch, Green-winged Pytilia and Yellow-breasted Apalis to add to the list.

We also had a pair of Little Bee-eaters posing nicely for a few pictures!

Our last stop at a waterhole yielded a beautiful pair of African Fish-Eagle sitting close together on the bank. At a smaller pan separate from the main waterhole a beautiful Saddle-billed Stork was preening itself in the morning sun. Behind it, I noticed a movement and realized that there were 2 young male lions crouched on the edge of the pan, carefully watching 4 Buffalo bulls on the other side of the pan!

The wind, however, was working against the Lions and the Buffalo became aware of their presence. The 2 lions then got up and the Buffalo ran off long enough for the Lions to have a drink. As they started moving away, 4 other lions; 2 adult and 2 young females got up out of the grass and they slowly moved away and eventually out of sight, a brilliant experience to cap a great 5 days on Safari!

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