Game Drive Diaries, October 11-17, 2014

giraffe drinkingStill no rain, there are dark clouds and even thunder, but no rain.

Centurion Academy had their practical field-work this week. We focused on soil erosion & alien plant control. We managed to get quite a lot done with combating the queen of the nights (Cereus sp.).
This week has been marked with the return of:
Violet backed starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster)
Black-headed Oriole (Oriolus larvatus)
Black backed Puffback (Dryoscopus cubla)
A pair of Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis) are building a nest in Main camp
A Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar) caught a House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) in front of us and got mobbed by 4 different species of birds: Yellow Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus), Forked Tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis), Groundscraper Thrush (Psophocichla litsitsirupa) and Southern Boubou (Laniarius ferrugineus).

Snakes are moving and we spotted
A large boomslang (Dispholidus typus)
African rock python (Python natalensis)
Puff adder(Bitis arietans)

Sightings of the week:
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)
Zebra (Equus quagga)
Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Bush Pigs (Potamochoerus porcus)
Blesbuck (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)
White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum)
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsicero)

Kwalata - Girafe  family

2 thoughts on “Game Drive Diaries, October 11-17, 2014”

  1. We attended a year end work function for Rieks Towing on The 18th.We were also fortunate enough to go on a Game Drive.It was a unforgetable experience.The main attraction were the 3 white Rhino’s.The very competent and friendly guide(i think Vincent)kept us informed the whole time.
    We will be back for more.Thank you,ke a leboga.

    1. Hi Louisa,
      Thank you for your mail, It is only a pleasure.
      I will pass on your “thank you” to Vincent.
      Looking forward to see you again.
      Have a great day!

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