I forgot to give the stats!Number of sightings per animal. Morning drive on day 3
Blue Wildebees 4
Grey Duiker 2
@ Lowveldboy: I agree! I like to just go on gut feeling when I'm driving in the park. More fun
and thank you Rookie2009 Day 3 - Afternoon Drive
After waking up at 3 or so it was time to give the s100 a try. Route: H6 down to Nwatetsi picnic spot, up the s41 and then the s100 home
I've heard a lot about this route on the forums!
And I can tell you ... the view from Nwanetsi did not disappoint!!
And then this grey heron was peering into the water
You could see very far with your eyes and the only thing which was quite a mission, was pushing my mom (who is in a wheelchair) up that steep hill to the view point!!! But hey leg muscels do not grow from sitting in the car looking at animals
The Sweni bird hide was also fantastic! Enough Storks to please any bird-watcher!
And these fat crocs were a welcome sight!
As we got on the s41 we saw this Secretary bird!
This made me wonder ... why is this bird likened to a secretary? It can't be the fact that secretaries exterminate snakes and the like! Is it because secretaries ideally should have long legs like this bird?
The s100 produced this lonely Ellie early on
We saw a herd on one of the river loops!
This car made life annoying as it kept going forward and reversing. For what - I do not know. The view could not have improved
We just turned our car off and enjoyed the giants
Earlier on the s100 we enjoyed a clear sighting of a rhino mum with her small Rhonie.
But then straight after that we had the highlight of the drive!
A fascinating raptor sighting!
Here is the Marshall Eagle
But now what the eagle was doing was most interesting.
It had caught a little squirell and was toying with the still alive squirell! Here is the squirell on the same dead tree!
Now what happened was old Marshall put the squirell on the tree and just watched him. At one point the squirell made a run and the Marshall swooped down and caught him again
Could not believe it!! Unfortunately my camera was not on at the time
Then old Marshall placed frightened squirell on the branch again! Here is a pic where you can see Marshall and Squirell on the tree! The squirell is on the same branch as the eagle just before the V forms in the tree where there is a little piece sticking out
We watched this for a good amount of time! Such torture! But very fascinating!! The game of cat and mouse where cat = marshall eagle and mouse = squirell! We enjoyed our last Satara sunset on the s100
We absolutely love this place