Another day in paradise - how many times has that been said on this forum?
We left camp late-ish. (10am) We saw all the usual animals Elephant, Zebra, Hippo, Giraffe, Wildebeest, some huge crocs, Ground hornbills an Ostrich in the distance. Several Kori Bustards and a Korhaan .
G Hornbill link
The adult Ground Hornbills were being pestered by the immature one. link
Immature behaviour? Hmm! If I were his Mum I’d send him to his room
He never stopped squawking, and followed them everywhere, close behind them at all times. Yelling his beak off.
Again my sense of direction worked in my favour, suddenly its lunchtime and we turn into SATARA another wish come true!
This restaurant was being remodelled, and things were hectic, but the food was good.
I sat where I could see The Web Cam as I so often do at home The tree on the lawn is so beautiful (not sure, I think it’s a fever tree)
Web Cam Giraffe link
Wood pecker on lawn, bit far away sorry. link
Me in Paradise link
Whilst we had lunch I knew pictures of the animals at the waterholes would be winging their way across cyber space to you forumites, as they slaked their thirsts. (Probably the forumites doing the same)
As we drove away I realised I had forgotten the scops owl
Never mind no time to go back.
The drive back was very good, lots to see, Water buck, Ellies, Kudu, and several Steenboks link
A stationary driver waved us over. As we pulled up beside him his face changed from excitement to disappointment and in much laboured English he said “I so sorree I tort it was an rrheeeeeno but ‘tis only a bufflo. We told him we were very pleased to see the buffs, but now Rhinos are forever called rheeeeenos amongst us four amblers. Thank you whoever you are, we did enjoy the buffalo.
Rheeno or bufflo? link
sorreeee buff link
On we went and what do we see????????????
Secretary birds Woo Hoo!!
Two wishes in one day I should have done the lotto!
and my third wish come true
Last time I saw a Secretary Bird it was caged and very unhappy which is why I wanted to see a happy one.
Secretary bird link
The day couldn’t be bettered… .............or could it??