Time for the penultimate post in this TR
That is an awesome buffalo herd WOW, stunning pics I remember a few years back people were wondering what had happened to all the buffalo herds of 600+ its good to see them back and in the swing of things again, and the good news with buffalo is where theirs buffalo theirs always lion following close behind NICE!
Sheenaugh-Lee, we were well impressed ourselves with the size of the herd, in a way I am glad we did not meet them the night before on our night drive.
john n poppy wrote:
I look forward to trying to find such a large group of buffalos when we return ....in a little more than 19 weeks
John, if my sums are right does it mean you are visiting the park around the first week in June; we are there the last week of May, first week of June ourselves.
Before collecting our bags I took my family down the rhino trail to show them what they're missed the day before. This vervet monkey was one of many playing on the grass by the viewing area, we continued down the path finding this footprint in the dust (can anyone identify it?)
This bird was searching among the litter for bugs and we came across the bushbuck and her young further down the path again.
We threw our bags in the car and headed out into the park for one last drive down the S25 and back up round the S121. No more than 1km from the camp we found some of the buffalo we'd seen just before including this fine bull.
On the river road our bird of prey sightings improved greatly, the animal sightings were non-existent. We spotted this pair of Grey Laurie, an eagle not sure which one (he didn't help us by turning his head), a solitary Fish eagle and what appears to be a young Marshall eagle.
We also spotted this circling bird of prey but are not sure what it is but he followed us down the road for a fair distance or were we following him?
As you may gather we struggled identifying some of the birds, I'm hoping someone on the forum can help.
My thoughts are with all the staff and people caught up in the floods, it makes our issues with a few centimeters of snow pale into insignificance.