Friday, 2 September 2011

01st September: Bumbling Around.

Pic of the Day.
Morning Drive.

( Herold.)

Elephant ( Kambaku's) / Motswari – Tsharalumi Access.
Buffalo ( Dagha Boys) / Peru – Xinkhovanin Rd.

Afternoon Drive.

( Herold, Godfrey, Marka & Grant.)

Buffalo ( Dagha Boys) / Peru – Mahlonga Rd.
Leopard ( Unknown Male) – Argyle Rd.
Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / JayDee – Jumbo Drive.
Rhino ( Unknown Sex) / Peru – Voeldam.

Daily Synopsis.

Heading out on afternoon drive Jacky and I were keen to get back out there and see what was around. Being a very warm day we decided to stick to the water in the North. We were also in no rush as our guests have been here before and this time they will be with us for four nights so we could relax and ease into things. Our drive was one filled with lots of general game that seemed to pair nicely with one another so as to aid us in making easy comparisons. A good example of this was the collection of Impala, Kudu and Waterbuck around Argyle Dam. We were able to sit some time discussing the difference that were perfectly illustrated before us without having to move. Although our afternoon was interspersed with what felt like some very quiet moments, I like to call them peaceful, when we tallied up our sightings at the end of the drive we sat with a pretty modest list that included: Steenbok, Warthog, Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Buffalo, Crocodile and Zebra, not bad for a bumble.

As for the rest of the gang, it was a very quiet afternoon for them in the West and only came to life after dark. This was unfortunate as they found the Rhino they had spent the afternoon looking for but as we don't view diurnal animals after dark they had to leave it. They also found a male Leopard with a Warthog kill but this too was a frustrating sighting by the sounds of it, as it was along the tar road about a hundred meters North of our traversing area, so they could only view it from a distance.

Well then............................................lets see what tomorrow brings.  

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