Last nights frogging expedition turned out to be a successful one, with five different species being spotted. Kim’s daughters, Penny and Lindy, were so excited about wading into Banyini pan that they dragged their other friends in with them. As you wade into the crotch deep mud it gets difficult to balance, it’s like being in a huge bowl of sloppy pancake mix… except its mud.
This morning I was hating the spider webs that get constructed right in the middle of the road, when you drive through those suckers it is like driving through someone’s fishing line! I was almost decapitated by one yesterday – not a word of a lie. So immediately I thought, “these guys are begging to be wildcasted.” I spent a bit of time today seeking out different spiders and ended up back at Banyini pan where I spotted two African Spoonbills sifting through the same waters we had stirred up last night.
They were having a feast of frogs. The pan was packed with Zebras that were a little more playful than usual. With little wildlife activity, I drove through the Mopane forest along the Chiredzi River to identify some bird life.
On two separate sightings I witnessed the Great Spotted Cuckoo trying to take over the nest of a Starling. There is just so much to learn about out here in the bush… brain overload, something new everyday as they say.