Further up river I zoomed in on a heron. When I downloaded the photos I saw that I'd captured a Goliath Heron on film. These photos are taken early in the morning hence the strong light on the water...
The Goliath Heron is the world's largest Heron, found in Sub-Saharan Africa with smaller numbers in Southern and southwestern Asia.
Leaning over the bridge railings, we spotted movement on the plinths below.
White-fronted Swallows (Juveniles)
A pair of Pied Kingfishers sat fishing in the reeds ahead of us
Later they flew to another plinth beneath the bridge, giving me a good view of them
On the beach later, after I'd photographed the Grey-headed Gulls (posted on Wednesday) I snapped away at other critters which caught my eye.
...who looked very much at home in this pose
Horse rides ...
A seagull screaming at the other birds?
A scurrying in the sand near my feet showed a Ghost Crab emerging
And another Ghost Crab ...
...just beyond the dunes in front of me
I'm linking my post today to Saturday Critters with Eileen here
Happy Saturday to you all!