Friday, 28 November 2014

Gulls at Thornton.

 An Adult Winter Med. Gull was a brief visitor to the res. on Thursday 27th.
 Not great images, but an example of  my weak effort at Digiscoping in poor light.
The Mediterranean Gull flew off with the rest towards the north west. I think they must drop in to Thornton for a quick wash up and then carry on to Sence Valley or maybe even Albert Village.
More interesting was a probable 4th winter Yellow Legged Gull last Sunday. It was fortunate that an adult Herring Gull and several Lesser black backed were with it to help us make our comparisons. I am hoping it might drop in again this week end so I can grab a photo.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Okavango Highlights.

 Just back from a fantastic Okavango trip that delivered everything I could have wished for.
 Paula had never been to Africa. It is pretty good when you get Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Honey Badger and Wild Dog all on the same day.
 We watched a large herd of Buffalo being harried by three Lions.
 My first Spotted Hyena sighting was at 1am with one at the entrance to the tent!
 Over 240 bird species were enjoyed.
 On our drive back south to Maun a pack of Hunting Dogs accompanied us for part of the journey.
 Along with Hyena probably one of my favourite animals.