The numbers of animals sharing the shore was amazing. Birds, buffalo, hippo and an occasional croc all seemed to share the space in relative peace. Somehow, I imagine that if the elephants decided to visit the Channel, things wouldn’t remain as peaceful.
grey heron, yellow billed stork and egyptian geese
buffalo and hippo?? I never would have believed it…..
malachite kingfisher.. they are so little and so pretty
fish eagle… I saw more of these birds on this trip than I have on any of my other trips combined.
Look! this one has lunch! Not the sharpest photo but I liked seeing the catch.
goliath heron.. the biggest. I saw only one last year and that was from quite a distance.
monitor lizard… about four feet
The little guy along for the ride is an oxpecker. They are almost always along for the ride.
little egret…these guys are often seen hopping/flying around elephants and other large beasts as they stir up the insects while strolling along.
sacred ibis… lousy picture but I don’t think I got many of this bird
Okay… this may get a little boring for some of you, but I really, really, really like pelicans. And I can’t stop myself from trying to catch birds in flight. I’m a little disappointed by the loss of quality in the photos when posted on the blog. Oh well, you get the idea….
Elephants doing one of their favorite things…bathing in mud.
see ya.. back to land