Obviously same was also not willing in disappearing in the high grass because then it would not see anything or might even got wet so in this case the high grass was a mercy because now we could even capture this bird in fully glory.
Finally we must have come too close and so the red-crested korhaan did only swung into the grass and after we passed same returned immediately right into the middle of the road and continued its walk.
We waved a final good-bye whilst thanking same for its patience with us.
The whole morning it was extreme quiet carwise and so it continues nearly the whole time we spent on the S90 so we once again could take stops where we wanted to without being asked at what we are looking and we had enough time to observe the many giraffes, zebras and wildebeests all having a great time with their breakfasts.
We stopped once again at our saddle-billed stork nests but today only she was at home and busy in sitting on their nest.
The stops at these several causeways on that road are always a great pleasure as there is always something to been seen and without the traffic today we allowed us a lot of time and on top it started to heat up already and to stop right on top of a small steam – there was still water overflowing the causeway – at least is giving the feeling that the temperature is a couple of degrees lower than without any water.
Furthermore you are now nearly on eye level with the hippos and it was easy to get some nice shots
and after scanning a bit more carefullier the rocks a very well camouflaged and still sunbathing crocodile also extreme close could be discovered.
More and more hippos emerged now from both sides of the causeway where large ponds swelled up and in which on each side a family of hippos could be seen and needless to say that a loud grunting concert started from time to time and whilst standing in the middle our car swung from right to left.
However, after a while the hippos lost interest in us and the yawning started
and the crocodile had enough from the sun and dived up and suddenly only the small head of the crocodile was visible any longer and if not realizing the size of the crocodile earlier I would have estimated the sizes much smaller.
More causeways had to be crossed and after another short break at Gudzani dam we saw lots of wildebeests with many little ones in between them.
Another great sighting was a male steenbokkie who was not at all shy, as these cuties normally stop, take a look when you stopped the car and already galloped away when you got the camera ready
but this one was really relaxed and even started to carry on feeding
and obviously he was extreme hungry.
Finally the bush got thicker and we nearly overlooked a group of giraffes spread all over and each called an acacia bush their own.
A bit offside on the other side where the bush was a bit more open we discovered a smaller one on the ground,
however, same did not look that healthy and we spotted all over its body some strange sort of bulges.
Poor thing but at least the parents where close by and had an watchful eye on the little one.
On one of the causeways which we had to cross soon lots of dragonflies could not escape the lens on which Timon focussed themto be continued.......