8:35 we are off. Good impala and a very dark giraffe. He will become our friend - the old guy.
Lappet faced vulture, Ruppells long tailed starling, and cordon bleu. D'arnaud barbet. flappet lark. We crossed the Serenera River, rufous crowned (purple) roller, Ruppells long tailed glossy starling, Defassos waterbuck; White winged widow bird, 6 hippos, and Hildebrandts starling. Speakes weaver, Dierdrick cuckcoo. Flocks of Cardinal quela, Black and white cuckoo.
LEOPARD JAM!. The scope came in real handy looking into the eyes of the leopard. It was like looking into another world.
The feline embodiment of stealth, strength and beauty. Airstrip lions- 1 male, 3 fem and 3 babies. Limping. The world is full of butterflies!!!! Back for lunch. It is HOT, so we hang out in the dining tent. Michael S gives us a nice talk on how to keep a journal. He sets a very high standard for us.
Off to the Visitor's Center for a grand tour. Rock hyraxes in tree, bush hyraxes on rocks, and no tree hyraxes. A treat to look at the tribes that inhabit this region.
Back home for happy hour, showers, and another beautiful sunset. Cool temp after hot day. Right before dinner MS gives us her history and a bit about the work she does with children. Bob wrote a paper on it in college.
At dinner we make plans to ask the park
ranger about Koala Bears in the Serengeti. Guess you had to be
there, but we thought we were very funny. After dinner we look
at the rings of Saturn, the 4 moons of Jupiter, Orion, Gemini
twins, Taurus, the Pleides, Sirius, Canopus, the big dipper, the
Large Magellanic cloud, but no Southern Cross, it rises later.
We go to sleep to the sounds of the zipper-wills. Lala Salama (NOT!)