Thanks for sticking around and a special thanks to naomi c
for the 3 posts to get the page turned.
Trying to shoot the Sandgrouse at Cubitje Quap provided a lot of entertainment and the time sped by. We eventually decided to drive further north. This proved to be a very quiet session, but we did see..
Someone told us about a pride of lions further North which we eventually found. They were however very far away and in the shade. We saw at least one male and 5 females. We marked the spot and continued north with no luck. It was very hot and the animals were all hiding, so we turned around and headed back to Cubitje Quap for a stake out session at the waterhole.
When we got close to the waterhole, we spotted 2 Bateleurs drinking. We slowed down and crept forward. The one bird was a coward and flew off, while the other was more interested in what was in the sky.
It was watching a Secretary bird which landed close by.
The Bateleur decided it was time to get a drink.
As the Secretary bird came closer, Bateleur now standing with its feet in the water decided it was time to get out.
It was keeping a close eye on the Secratery bird who was making its way to the water.
The pressure became to much and the Bateleur flew off, leaving us with clipped wings and images to delete. The Secretary bird eventually got it's drink.
While we were sat there waiting for the next bit of action M decided he wanted to call home and we got to try out the Sat phone. Everything was great at home with SO and we got to give a brief rundown of some of the sightings. It was now getting late when a BBJ came for a drink. Th eight was just awesome.
We had to leave now to make it back in time, but not before having to stop for a Marial Eagle in a tree next to the road. The light was all wrong. but you get the idea.
So an interesting day all round....tbc