29 June 2023 - Crystal Springs; Day 4
Today was a pamper day at the Spa, but before our treatment I had a quick morning walk around our chalets and the rock formation. First up was a Familiar Chat all puffed up in the morning chill
|Familiar Chat (Oenanthe familiaris)|
I could not believe my eyes when I found another Four-toed Elephant Shrew in a different area of the rocks - what a pleasure!
|Four-toed Elephant Shrew (Petrodromus tetradactylus)|
My wife and I then chilled for the rest of the day and in the late afternoon, I planned to get into a good position in case the Side-striped Jackal made another appearance. I was distracted by a Lazy Cisticola
|Lazy Cisticola (Cisticola aberrans)|
and then with some Red-winged Starling's pretending to be Oxpecker's on the resident Kudu's
|Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) and Red-winged Starling (Onychognathus morio)|
At the time I expected the Jackal to make an appearance as it did the previous two afternoons, a troop of Baboon's came strolling through which was really irritating. I resigned myself to taking a couple of backlit images as the sun slowly dropped and then disappeared and with no sign of the Jackal
|Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus)|
Tonight was our last night and tomorrow we would head back home to Midrand after a really relaxing and enjoyable few days in the mountains.