Thursday, September 19, 2013

Plenty of birdlife...but not a Pangolin in sight!

I have no idea why the company I am currently visiting is called
"Pangolin Photo Safaris"....
Not a single one has been spotted during my stay...
And I don't count the metal and wooden ones in the house that I am staying in!
Plenty of bird life to make up for the lack of that critter...


This is a Grey Heron...
One of the South African bird species that has not had a name change.

An adult Yellow-billed stork looking for breakfast.

With all the marsh land along the river banks,
Having splayed feet helps...
This is a Long-toed Lapwing (Plover).
And yes, this family( Vanellus) did have it's name changed.

We were able to get REALLY close to this Nile crocodile.
Although it hissed at us, it chose to swim off rather than leap into our boat.

A Squacco Heron taking off...

A juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron in flight

Branch in the beak and a fish in it's talon...
This Yellow Billed Kite can multi task!

A young Monitor Lizard on the look out for eggs or chicks.

This Kite must have been building a nest close by...

Another Pied Kingfisher...
another successful hunt.

Not actually a bird image...
but part of the bird...

Unlike some of the other Kingfisher species that often play hard-to-find,
This particular Kingfisher species seems to like posing.

A Chobe game drive "vehicle"...

A Pied Wagtail on the jetty before we left.

African Darters catching the early morning sunlight

And posing the best way they know how.

Can you spot the animal in this image?
Answers on a postcard please...

One of the iconic Chobe River images...

Up close and personal with this Yellow-billed Stork...
and

this Hippo...
Once again, thanks to Grant Atkinson for helping helping me "up-my-game"

 
www.grantatkinson.com


www.pangolinphoto.com


www.flyairlink.com


www.sablogawards.com

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