How can I end a round-up of our trip to the Kruger National Park without mentioning birds? I will only illustrate ten, although the list at the end shows that there were many more to see.
Crested Francolins welcomed us at our first campsite and pecked their cryptically coloured way throughout the park.
The beautiful colours of the White-fronted Bee-eaters were such a contrast to their drab surroundings.
This Wattled Plover has a wise look in its eye.
As does the Cape Glossy Starling.
It was such a pleasant surprise to see a Scarlet-chested Sunbird in the middle of what looked like barren land.
I simply have to show off the Bataleur again!
To see a Red-breasted Swallow perched right next to me was a real privilege.
African Mourning Doves began and ended each day with a song in Satara.
This colourful Crested Barbet almost climbed in through the window of our vehicle.
I was delighted to see a Brown-headed Parrot in the same tree that I had seen them in at Satara in April last year!
My list of birds seen in the Kruger National Park is:
African Fish Eagle
African Green Pigeon
African Grey Hornbill
African Mourning Dove
African Pied Wagtail
Cape Glossy Starling
Cape Turtle Dove
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
Greater Blue-eared Starling
Southern Masked Weaver
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill