Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:21 pm
| when in this part of the park i always look forward to encountering
the resident yellow-billed kite at the olifants river bridge he seems willing to do a fly-by for anyone with a cameraand his usual escort of swifts.........it is always a challenge trying to capture these birds
effectively in a photograph........
because they are........
a little swift......
and one has to be quite quick to do so..........this giant kingfisher, however, seemed unaware of my presence....and another regular glider in the skies above kruger.......
.and the newly born gnu seem to be so innocently oblivious of their fate
that they will one day grow up to look like their parents there was one day while at letaba when it rained and
gave a bit of relief from the searing heat..........................
at middelvlei this family of black-backed jackal were making this group of wildebeest and their young one rather nervous....the rain abated at about midday,,,
leaving the sun still hidden behind a grey blanket,,,,,,,,,,
so when this cloud of quelea came by,
i had no illusions of getting any great shots ..there seemed to be quite a bit of activity in and around the river bed close to the camp
with the arrival of a number of vulturesand almost every time i encounter vultures....... they seem to be accompanied by a few tawny eagles...
on this occasion,
i observed this tawny who, i think, was almost in a mid-air collision
with another tawny while teasing a swift .... and he flashed a rude sign at the culprit........ this resulted in a bit of air rage between two tawny eagles a short while later, i discovered what the excitement was all about in the river bed,,,,,
there must have been a recent kill,
as this tawny had managed to scavenge the hind-quarter of a baby impala
and taken it off to savour on his own.....
the future is not what it used to be