Flutterby-tempted to get out of the car, but... to my shame I'll be the first forumite on the Gallery of Shame page. Not allowed.
Elsa-Thank you. Now you know why I don't go much into bird id-its to difficult
Melba finch v green winged Pytilia. Finch works much better-the shortened version too!
Right, time to finish this TR.
I'll close with some Rhino's. One cannot be in the Park, see these wonderful animals and not feel sad at the wanton and irrational behavior of some people slaughtering them. In keeping with efforts to protect them, no places are mentioned (though I dare say some forumites will recognise some places.)
Lets hope that with all the efforts, this destruction will end, as it did with the Elephant tusks in the past.
And lastly, KNP park is a great place to get philosophical about life. You learn such a lot, about the value of de-stressing, consuming large volumes of food without conscience and worries about adding kilo's to the bulging waistline, not to mention the golden brown liquid so much loved by forumites. The positive health effects of clean toxic free air(except of course at the big cat sightings, when the diesel of some cars leave you gasping for air). Then there is the matter of life and death-of which the former is so dominant. The potential of humanity to be friendly, courteous and united around a common love for nature and the outdoors. Some healthy coveting when you see that BIG lens that you have been wanting on someone elses camera. You learn about patience too, and excitment and the rush of adrenalin. And the view that time spent relaxing is never (well almost never) wasted, especially if it is in KNP. And if you are a bird lover, the thrill of ticking off a lifer. Well what did I learn on this visit
Well simple really. I MUST BE MORE AMBITIOUS IN LIFE. NEXT TIME I GO TO KRUGER, THIS IS HOW I WANT TO VIEW WILDLIFE!
Thanks to everyone for viewing and commenting.