Kruger National Park Day 11 Olifants

9 July Olifants
Left 7:30 Temperature 10 degrees C

Being in The Kruger National Park whether you are seeing abundant game and birds or not is just such a special privilege. We made a later than normal start today and found ourselves on a road where for over an hour we did not come across another car and saw very few after that too. The birding in the first part of our day was good.
Our first bird party gave us Southern masked weavers, Southern Black Tit, Chin spot batis and Golden breasted buntings.
We stopped to eat our packed breakfast next to the river and while there we found Egyptian geese, pied kingfisher a fish eagle, glossy starlings and yellow fronted canaries.

We stopped briefly at Letaba at 11, had a loo break and then bought drinks from the shop to have in the car. The trip back to Olifants was less productive as far as birds were concerned but we enjoyed the usual array of animals along the way. A special treat was spotting a Sharpes Grysbok but it ran off very quickly and we were not fast enough with our cameras.

We had a restful afternoon in camp and braaied early, and went to be in preparation for our departure to Mopani the next day.

Here are some photographs we managed to capture today.

Crested Barbet

Crested Barbet

Scarlet breasted Sunbird at Letaba

Scarlet breasted Sunbird at Letaba

Giraffe

Giraffe

Water Buck

Water Buck

Crocodile

Crocodile

Lilac Breasted Roller

Lilac Breasted Roller

Sunbathing hippo

Sunbathing hippo

Impala

Impala

Sabota Lark

Sabota Lark

Brown Snake Eagle

Brown Snake Eagle

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