21 March 2015

Birds of the Kruger - part 2

Lilacbreasted Roller

Longbilled Crombec

Magpie Shrike

Marico Sunbird

Purple Roller

Purplecrested Turaco

Rebilled Hornbill

young sub adult Redchested Cuckoo

Reitz's Helmetshrike

Pennantwinged Nightjar

Yellowbilled Oxpecker

7 February 2015

Birds of the Kruger - part 1

The next few posts will be of some bird photo's taken in the Kruger National Park

African Jacana

African Openbill

Paradise Flycatcher

Blackbellied Korhaan

Blackcollared Barbet

Blackcrowned Night Heron

Blackcrowned Tchagra

Brownheaded Parrot

Brownhooded Kingfisher

Burchells Coucal

GoldentailedWoodpecker - male

Green Pigeon

Grey Heron

4 January 2015

Some Raptors of the Kruger Park Trip

Below are a few photo's of some raptors that we were able see, unfortunately as the rains had come so a lot of the migrant birds had not arrived.

female Bateleur, one of the most stunning Eagles of the region

The iconic African Fish Eagle, 

stunning Tawny Eagle

juv Tawny Eagle checking me out

Whitebacked Vulture

Whitebacked Vulture

Whiteheaded Vuklture eating a Scrub Hare, possibly a roadkill

Whiteheaded Vulture warning the Yellowbilled Kite not to come any closer

3 January 2015

Mammals of the Kruger Park

Some of the Mammals that we saw, no where near all of them but a small assortment of photo's

never mind Meercat Manor, we had a case of "Mongoose Manor", a family group of Banded Mongoose trying to get underground once they realised they had been spotted

Blackbacked Jackal on the hunt, a little upset with us as we were watching and possibly scaring his prey away

Cape Buffalo with Yellowbilled Oxpecker

I want that branch right there. Elephant eating part of his diet

A herd of 50 plus elephant

Mother and baby Elephant

Nothing better than a shower on a hot day

a mud bath does wonders for the complexion 

male Kudu

Thicktailed Bushbaby

one of the emerging tuskers of the park

love these guys Warthog

male Waterbuck

White Rhino, the way we should see these magnificent animals, not dead with their horns butchered off

White Rhino

Mother and Calf White Rhino

Blue Wildebeest