Lake Panic, a Bird hide in Kruger National Park.

One of my favourite places in the Park is Lake Panic, situated near to Skukuza Rest Camp, this is a birders paradise. An area were allowed to alight from the vehicle and proceed to a wooden structure built out over the waters edge. On this particular day we had headed there from Crocodile Bridge, a fair distance to travel, but on the way we got to see firstly a Cheetah.


With its tearful eyes it watched us. Further on we got a great sighting of the Kori Bustard, a biggish bird and lucky to catch it in the open.

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    It is often found in newly burnt veld or open grass lands, as can be seen this is veld recently control burnt for grass improvement. Further along the road we found a small group of red-billed Oxpecker seeking parasites on the Impala’s backs, not only on the back but even inside the ear.

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and before we arrived there, a Rhino still enjoying his rest.

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Now its taken so long to get there, I’ll leave for tomorrow what we saw at the hide.

4 thoughts on “Lake Panic, a Bird hide in Kruger National Park.

  1. They are amazing photographs… How beautiful… Cheetah, ah, lovely one… one of my big cats 🙂 but but the best one for me, number 4! Red-billed Oxpecke! This is so beautiful… You are doing great shots, and you take us too in these amazing parks… Thank you dear Rob, with my love, nia

  2. Stunning photos, love the birds just sitting on the animals. Amazing place and always changing I’m sure.

  3. Oh – wonderful! How fantastic to see these things rather than as I do – on tv or in the zoo (well, the cheetah & the rhinos anyway). Thank you! 🙂
    & great photos! Looking forward to tomorrow’s 🙂

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