8 July 2013

The last post from the Kruger Trip

This unfortunately will be the last post from the Kruger Trip, posting these pictures makes me want to hit the road and go back there, unfortunately it looks like I will have to wait till next year when the next trip is planned, this time it will be before the rains come.

At Satara we went on a night drive and when we came back vehicles were heading out to another Rhino poaching incident, the next day the army helicopters were in and out all day following it up, so glad to see first hand how hard they are working, unfortunately more are killed at a rising rate.

Eurasian Bee-eater with a snack

Lesser-striped Swallow gathering mud to build its nest at Punda Maria Rest Camp

Mountain Wagtail also known as Longtailed Wagtail, to me a better name as they are always found in or near mountains

imm Redbilled Helmetshrike

Redbilled Hornbill

Redbreasted Swallows

Yellowbilled Hornbill

Tawny Eagle

1 July 2013

Birds in the Kruger National Park - post 4

The next group of photo's from my trip. I am sure that from looking at the last few posts you can understand why I can't wait to go back.

African Mourning Dove at Letaba Rest Camp

Brownheaded Parrot at Berg en Dal Rest Camp

Burchells Starling near Satara

male Cardinal Woodpecker

Comb (Knobilled) Duck, next to the road just outside Punda Maria Rest Camp

Crested Francolin

Grey Go-Awaybird at Lower Sabie Rest Camp, if you turn the tap on till it drips and leave it the birds will love it

Grey Hornbill near Punda Maria Rest Camp

Hooded Vulture at what looked like a Spotted Hyena carcass next to the road, I suspect the animal was as a result of being hit by a speeding vehicle

Kurrichane Thrush at Letaba Rest Camp

Pied Kingfisher

Redbilled Buffalo Weaver at Satara Rest Camp