Blacksmith plover, cape teal, cheetah, Dik dik, dung beetle, eagle, giraffe, grey-crowned crane, hoopoe, Lion, long-crested eagle, Ndutu, northern white-crowned shrike, secretary bird, shrike, side-necked terrapin, Tanzania, Thomson's gazelle, three-banded plover, vulture, Wildebeest
After lunch, a short wander round the grounds, observing this notice
and this Dik dik
and a rest, it was time for another trip out in the jeeps.
Impressed by the antics of the dung beetles, I made a video:
Vultures like being near lions, hoping to help clear up after a kill. We just liked being near lions for sheer pleasure, in this case observing adult females and cubs doing nothing very much.
We’d now arrived at Saturday, 13th February.
Lots of lions again today, but no ‘action’, despite much soliciting by the females. We stuck around them for much of the day, breaking for breakfast after a couple of hours,
expecting action of some sort when another male hove into view,
(but it turned out they were brothers),
We went back to the Lodge for lunch and a rest from the fierce sun of the middle hours of the day. Later we returned to the marshy area to see what was happening.
But all the lions wanted to do was to lounge around, at least until the sun was going down (around 6 pm) and we had to be away. They are entirely unfazed by human presence, though it would not be advisable to get out of the jeep.
(To be continued)