A young jackal running along the airstrip
And following behind it, was obviously its sibling. These two jackal have been seen together often recently
Once we'd left the mine and entered the bush, Grant stopped just before a long trail of ants
A close-up of the ants which I avoided at all costs!
On Thursday Grant visited the dentist for a check up. After doing our Christmas shopping (we bought a huge turkey, smoked gammon, Christmas puds and ingredients for the trifle, among other items), we stopped off at the Malaika Beach Resort for lunch. We love to eat Indian while enjoying the view over Lake Victoria and of course, looking out for birds on the water/
Sunning itself on a rock nearby was a likkewaan (monitor lizard)
I swung my camera around to the water to photograph a Litte Egret
It was fishing and I was thrilled to catch it in action
Lunch was served and while we ate our delicious vegetable briyani, paneer and chappatis, Grant noticed another lizard slither along the grass behind the lizard sunning on the rock. The Little Egret had joined the party too.
Little Egret and two monitor lizards relaxing in the sun
Just below them a Long-tailed Cormorant posed beside a pipe
Driving home from Shinyanga yesterday as we arrived home, I called to Frank, the driver to stop. Just in front of the vehicle was what looked like a mouse. I got out and...
...saw this young hedgehog crouching under the vehicle!
I took off my shoe and gently tapped it (after taking photos, of course). It rolled itself into a ball and I managed to push it [gently] off the road to safety.
Hedgehog's protective position
Last night Grant gave his men a barbecue - Mongolian - always their choice. While sitting in the lapa. Grant spotted a hornbill in a tree near the single expats' flatlets. As it flew down onto the concrete below, I had my camera ready and snapped. I'm still not too clued up on the manual function on my new camera (more about this later) so the lighting was not good causing a blurry image.
African Grey Hornbill foraging on the concrete
I'm linking my post to Saturday Critters with Eileen which you can visit here
I hope you're all enjoying a great Saturday.