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.