Thanks again all for the wonderful and humorous comments..it is much appreciated !!!
Yes Dreamer ...I have been busy..or should I say preoccupied...
and definitely a bird one
Yes indeed Rookie..definitely a bird one..or maybe more than one !!!! Birds of the Kalahari
I think it fitting that I start with the Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk..yes I can see you all rolling your eyes
but you have to admit a visit to the KTP is not complete without a sighting of a PCG..or maybe I should say that a visit is not complete without at least 100 sightings of a PCG.
But really they do save the day sometimes. One can drive for km's without seeing a single 4 legged creature but you can bet your bottom dollar you will see a PCG.
And quite frankly I think they are fine birds to photograph..even though they tend to glare at one sometimes.
The juveniles tend to look like they have been up to no good as well.
So yes true to form I have probably added another 100 photographs of PCG's to my stash...I just cannot control myself when I see those beautiful orange beaks and legs !!!!!
As much as the KTP is famous for it’s PCG’s it is famous for it’s raptors in general.
And we were not disappointed. Black-shouldered Kites were dotted all along the Auob. It is a long time since I have seen so many BSK’s in the park. Lanner Falcons were also plentiful and we had 3 sightings of Red-necked Falcons. We noted a few Steppe Buzzards as well as Martial Eagles and Black-chested Snake-eagles. Vultures were scarce..we saw a few White-backed Vultures along the Auob but absolutely nothing along the Nossob.I also cannot believe that I only saw one Greater Kestrel.
At least it had the decency to pose long enough for me to get a shot of it.
And something I cannot resist is a bird flying..I just have to give it a bash !!!
I was well pleased with our Booted Eagle sighting at Craig Lockhart.