On another day we all set off for lunch at Lower Sabie. About 4km into the park, through Paul Kruger gate again, we came upon a lump of cars parked crazily, totally blocking the road, yup, could only be a cat
. We drove slowly forward, actually wanting to just get through the knot of cars, as we got to a gap I looked right and there under the trees, in a dip, lay a huge, beautiful leopard sinking its first bite into a bushbuck! Neh, sorry no pics
, my camera was having a hissy about branches in front of the subject again, eish.
There were birds aplenty on the way, including this Martial eagle;
the colours were so lovely, a nice huge lens would most likely have done the scene more justice, but amazing to see anyway.
And then the tamest Burchell’s Coucal ever, it was right next to the car, of course that didn’t guarantee it stood still for very long, was like photographing a child!
We rounded a corner to see this green mamba on the road. It was the friendliest snake, cocked its head to one side when I spoke to it, and it was so close to me
I actually needed to remove 1.7x converter (lens), but didn’t want to waste precious time faffing and maybe miss the pic.
The last bird one of the twitchers will have to ID for me…
I have to tell you the park was veeeeery busy down south, it being school holidays and a long weekend in the middle, but even with the ear jams and awfully busy restaurants, I still loved every minute!
Ok, next report will be after Decembers trip