Sorry for the delay, but here goes18 September Day 11
We woke up this morning, knowing it will be our final drive in “Heaven” before we have to head home and only return to Kruger in thirteen months’ time. With everything packed and the last lucky packet ready to be opened, we were out the gate at opening time by opening and closing the gate ourselves.
We had to split the day’s sightings in two for everybody to be able to open the TR without to many photos, so bear with us till we leave the park.
I stopped along the road to capture our last sunrise that looked like this:
When the first few items were pulled from the packet, it seemed as if today will be the day for birdie charms again.
The first to come and greeted us was this lonly hornbill.
Then an Orange-breasted waxbill jumping out of shot all the time (we think)
Two Egyptian geese in a tree that were busy to warm up for the day.
Also this Swainson’s spurfowl came by to say bye.
Just before the weir itself I took a photo to capture the early morning dew on the grass (maybe it is all the tears that gathered and poured onto the grass of ‘mites that had to leave the park before us ‘till next time).
At the weir itself we found the following sweeties:
A lonely hippo on the river bank
A croc lazing in the water
Another beautiful Fish Eagle
Lastly an Egyptian goose, still busy with its defrosting process in the morning sun.
A bit further along the Biyamiti loop we came across these slender mongooses. It was quite funny to see them standing like salt pillars to get warmed up before they could move.
Then we were greeted by this (why do you disturb me) attitude of a little klipspringer charm.
Does this little face not tell to move on and mind your own business.
Then he turned around and ignored us as if we did not exist anymore
Hilda pulled a second charm from the bag and this time around she picked a lion charm.When we got to the sighting of the little golden kitties yesterday, we found these two Nomads right next to the road. These two guys traced the mom with her babies and she had to move them for safety reasons.
At first the guy at the left was still fast asleep and totally wet from last night’s dew.
He later raised his head and he looked like most of us when we woke up in the morning.
The guy on the other side turned its head and did not look much better either.
We had to move and found these two little croc’s at the low water bridge on the S113
With these two terrapins in the water.
We stopped at Afsaal for a quick body break before we head down the road to exit the park at Malelane Gate.