Yesterday, while we were having lunch, one of the African Fish Eagles that frequents this stretch of river landed in a tall acacia tree just near the house, and studiously started eying up the fish trapped in a dwindling pool on the river's edge. Over the space of about thirty minutes, he made several swooping attempts but was only successful once...and even then, he only came away with a tiny fish...not a great day's fishing for him, but some great bird watching for us!
The action shots (second row, below) were taken by my husband Ian, who had commandeered my new camera - can you believe it?! You can click on any of the images to view a larger version.
Overnight, we had a visit from a lion, whose pugmarks we saw on our driveway in the morning. Down on the beach, we've also seen leopard tracks and elephant footprints, alongside spoor of all the usual suspects: hippo, impala, waterbuck, dik dik...
That's all folks... (for today anyway!)