Good morning everyone, its been a very quiet week/month in the park, haven’t downloaded any pictures this month at all! Hopefully things will change soon, they normally do, you’ll get a quiet month and then within a day or two, a person gets incredible sightings everywhere! There is a female part of the southern pride that gave birth to two cubs a few weeks ago, and they are very entertaining! Just like kids, walking is not an option! Moms legs and steps is way to long for their little legs, so they keep on slacking behind and refuse to walk any further! After a while mom returns and spend the rest of the time under a bush while they suckle! By the way, this is the first offspring of one of the Beach boys! Still no leopards!! Enjoy and see you soon!
Good morning everyone, the kalahari is still full of flowers but the grass is gradually turning more yellow. There has been a lot of cheetah and lion-sightings in the south but unfortunately no leopards. Hopefully they show themselves soon. The grass is very tall in the north and make sightings difficult. Today I share with you a little Scaly-feathered Finch among beautiful flowers. The Scaly-feathered Finch is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Ploceidae bird family group which includes birds such as Weavers, Queleas, Windowbirds. The Scaly-feathered Finch is known in Afrikaans as Baardmannetjie.
This bird forages for food on the ground. This bird eats insects such as butterflies, bees, wasps, locusts and ants. These invertebrates are usually hawked aerially, killed and then eaten.
Enjoy and see you soon.
PS, there was a cancellation on the 18-22 June Photographic safari, so anyone interested, let me know.
Good morning everyone, i have been on photographic safaris the last two weeks, so I’ve been offline for a while. Good to be back! The northern areas are greener than ever and the grass is very high. The Mata Mata area is the best for wildlife at the moment, with the riverbed looking like a golf-course. Cheetahs are frequent, and the two pride-males of the Dalkeith area is looking old, maybe within the next 6 months there will be new kings in that area. Marabou & white storks was seen in the northern parts of the park. Herewith a photo of the green riverbed close to Mata Mata. Enjoy & see you soon.