Welcome Back Son godin, hope you had as good a time as we did. Great to meet the three of you on the 4x4 trail. Hope the SO is feeling better, he looked in a bit of pain the last night we saw him. We only saw Spoonbill outside of the park, but as BB said, several Ludwig's. Looking forward to hearing about your extended trip and seeing your photo's.
Glad you could join us KDU.
Mi, the light is so good in KTP, you get to see the birds colours really well. I'd not noticed the intricate markings on this bird before now.
Thanks again to everyone else for following and commenting.
.............So, after looking at a dead Gemsbok for a few moments, we headed for our comfortable chalet, moved beds around so BB could have a room to himself as the other three of us kept him awake at night snoring
I did comment once when we were camping that after a particularly loud thunderstorm at night (see Weskusklongs video on the 4x4 TR) that there were competing decibel levels that night and I wondered which was the louder?????
The swim was a welcome cooler for us, and the Rock Martins performed acrobatics next to us spectacularly. Right said had a butterfly land atop his head, whilst I had one of the small red damselflies land on mine. Not sure if they were after a drink from our wet hair or the salts? It was funny to see though.
After a very welcome ice cream from the shop, we headed back to see the Lions.
A lone Lioness was on the carcass.
The big male made his appearance and headed for the waterhole. It was at this point that someone in the bakkie exclaimed "Ah, great, there's a Cape Wagtail, in front of the Lion." I'll leave it up to you to guess who said it.
Another Lioness was already at the waterhole quenching her thirst.
The big male sauntered over. We noticed that he was branded, and Jannie told us that the mark meant that he had once been a problem cat. Not sure what his misdemeanours were though, maybe Jannie can find out for us. He was an impressive beast though.
He took a few slurps of water before moving into the shade of a nearby tree.
While the Lioness that had been feeding also made an appearance at the waterhole.
As we sat ouside that night, enjoying a cold one and looking at the night sky, we all though "It does not get any better than this."
But it did get better, much, muh better. But that, as they say, is another story...................