Day 6

Saturday 12th April

We are having a very hot day again, it was a very warm night. After breakfast we drove out to the tit bit of the lake, I refer to it as the Island, much larger than I thought, found Whistling Kites and there nest, they are getting fish from the lake. We counted 6 Kites. Checked out where coverage was for the Sat phone. Our friends are due today so that’s going to be nice. Cooked in the camp oven tonight, was yummy. Clouds are coming in so I feel we are in for rain, oh no as these roads are not derivable when wet, hope it’s not going to be much or we will be here longer, Oh, what a shame. Here are a few photos from the day.

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This is the set up we are using, nicely tucked out of the way.

IMG_9313  This is before the sun came up over the hill behind us.IMG_9315  A Darter drying it’s wingsIMG_9324  Just a relaxing view.IMG_9333  Lots of wee birds, this one is looking up sideways, so cant see his eye.IMG_9343  A Whistling Kite with a fish in it’s talonsIMG_9357  Yummy feed.IMG_9380  Not a good view, but took it to show how small the nest is for such a large bird. This is very high in the tree.IMG_9386  Another one eating it’s prey.IMG_9437  I had been watching the Kite on the left for some time, it was calling and calling, then over came the second one.IMG_9458  A Boab of some sorts.IMG_9493 Yes I think the rains are coming, can hear the odd rumbling somewhere in the distance.

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