Thursday, 31 July 2014

Etosha to Waterberg Plateau

We had to say goodbye to Etosha, but not before one quick check of the Klein Namutoni waterhole as we still needed Southern Red-billed Hornbill. Sure enough we nailed the hornbill and also saw a Red-crested Korhaan and our last Giraffes and Oryx as well before heading out of the park. Another quick stop produced Black-faced Babbler and White-browed Scrub-robin before we drove to Otjikoto Lake where the only real bird of note was Black-backed Puffback. Next up was Otjiwarongo sewage pools where we saw Black Crake, African Swamphen, Reed Cormorant, Black-crowned Night-Heron, African Jacana and Lesser Swamp Warbler before heading to lunch.

Rosy-faced Lovebird was very easy to find at Waterberg Plateau Park

Another 90kms drive saw us at Waterberg Plateau Park and along the approach road we passed several Swainson’s Spurfowl and many Red-billed Spurfowl. At the campsite flocks of Rosy-faced Lovebirds were perching on the treetops in the late afternoon sunshine, making for a lovely picture against the deep blue sky. There were also some Burchell’s Starlings and a pair of African Grey Hornbills present as well. We then drove up to our cabins below the picturesque escarpment, seeing a Ruppell’s Parrot beside the road, and enjoyed a little time to relax before dinner.

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