07 January 2021 - Motswari Private Game Reserve; Day 3
It rained all through the night - 75mm was recorded. My wife wasn't confident of staying dry on the drive, so opted to sleep in. I headed down to the restaurant for coffee and by the time we had our coffee the rain eased and stopped, so the morning drive was on, but with only 3 on our Land Rover due to the weather.
Before leaving, I check the Barred Owlets who now looked like characters from a Lord of the Rings movie
|African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense)|
There was an unusual Moth at the entrance - a dry place
I think my wife had the right idea to sleep in, as there was very little about in the wet bush and on the muddy roads this morning. A grumpy looking Tawny Eagle
|Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)|
Even the normally bright Lilac-breasted Roller didn't look to colourful
|Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus)|
A lone Blue Wildebeest
|Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)|
And after our coffee stop, the sun put out a brief appearance as we saw this distant male Lion lying in the long grass
|King of the Beast's (Panthera leo)|
It was then back to the Lodge for breakfast and to pack after an enjoyable and relaxing few days, before heading off back to Hoedspruit to spend 2-nights with our good friends.