You are probably asking the question, what is the LBR? the Lilac Breasted Roller silly! One of the most common and prettiest roadside birds you will see on your Kruger travels.
On the 9th of January I posted the following true story on the Sanparks – Kruger National Park Facebook page. I giggled so much as I wrote it and it drew a great response from fellow groupies who were definitely laughing out loud. I know I did when it happened and for a long time after.
Just returned from 6 nights camping, zero power, zero signal, AWESOME. Going to give loads of details once I’ve sorted through the aftershock. I feel like I need a holiday to recuperate from my holiday!
I have a husband! A Vrystaat boer in the older age bracket. Said husband has little to no interest in birds so I take delight in finding them when game is scarce, and passing on my wealth of knowledge (hahaha) in the hope that something sinks in!!!
We had a horrendous day of 42 degrees during the week. Everything hid away except a few birdies. Presented with an all time colourful favourite of most of ours perched next to the road, I turned to hubby and said “pop quiz, name the bird!” You could literally see the wheels turning while he dug deep and hard into his archives …… and BOOM, out it came “it’s a Violet Classic Roller“
One of my favourite little Kruger birds is now forever immortalized in my aging bird book!