Saddle-Billed Stork trying to fish

Crossing bridges in the Kruger usually provides some form of entertainment. The bridge at Lower Sabie did just that.

This was the first time that I had seen one of these critically endangered storks. They are probably the most elegant of all the storks in Kruger. I am glad that I managed to get various sightings of this elegant bird on each day of my trip.

The bridge at Lower Sabie is large enough to park the car on it without causing a traffic jam. This provides the opportunity to take a break from driving and enjoy some refreshments and snacks while viewing some game along the river. While doing so, a Saddle Billed Stork was busy fishing rather close to the bridge.

I managed to capture a failed fishing attempt. This didn’t seem to bother the bird too much. It simply continued with its activities.



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