Friday, February 19

A little "quiet" time at Biyamiti Weir

Making my leisurely way out of Kruger 3 weeks ago, I paused a little while at the Biyamiti Weir.

At first glance there didn't seem to be much going on, but after a longer, slower look I found myself snapping away for at least a half hour.....

The road crosses the spruit immediately below the weir wall, so if anything is happening in the pond upstream one has an amazing eye-level view of it.



Both the water lilies and dragon-flies were almost glowing against the bright green water vegetation - a stark contrast to the dry, bare earth just a few metres away from the river banks.






Three-banded plover






A little further across the weir and there were a couple of waders reflecting prettily in the still rock pools. With very little other traffic to disturb me I tried my best to get some good pics at close range.

Wood sandpiper






















A little spurt of excitement rippled through the still hot air, as a water monitor lizard clawed and scraped across the granite boulders on the left, inspecting the rock pools for little fish, frogs and other tasty tidbits...


Sadly my "quiet" time was coming to an end as other travelers through the park were catching up with me and I couldn't remain blocking the road so completely!

So with a last photo of another little wader on the weir beside me and an indifferent farewell from the Vervets in the river bank trees, I moved on southwards..........

Common sandpiper

Vervet monkey

6 comments:

Joyful said...

Fabulous photos with lots of colour and detail. Thanks for sharing :-)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sue - lovely photos and remembrances ... cheers Hilary

Coral Wild said...

Hello Penny, Hilary, thank you both for the visit and feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.
Sue

Sandra Cox said...

What wonderful photographs.

Coral Wild said...

Thank you Sandra:)

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