Yellow Water Sunrise Cruise
And it goes on and on. Here a nice Ibis…
…and a large White-bellied Sea Eagle on the lookout.
These are Wandering Whistling Ducks. They make these soft and sweet whistles all the time.
An area with water lillies…
…where we see a beautiful bird with big feet to walk easily on the water plants, a Comb-crested Jacana.
What seems to be a duck at first sight, proves to be a Green Pygme Goose.
We head back to the Jacana, because it has a couple of ducklings with it.
Quite special to see these like this according to the guide. Usually they are hidden well between the water plants. It takes a while for us to get a proper view on them. Here is one on the right.
Then, finally one that is clear of plants, left on the photo. They are very small.
Soon after she decides not to like the vessel…
…and sends the ducklings back into the safety of the water plant forest.
A bit further we first see the chin of a Crocodile above the surface. That soon disappears under water and we see lots of bubbles coming up. Then a lot of wild splashings. Not long after two Crocodiles surface. Apparently they were mating.
This is the largest Croc in this area, 4.5 meters long and 750 kilo.
He is the dominant male in this part of the river. Other males are not allowed here, but all females are welcome.
On shore a coupling of Plumed Whistling Ducks.