Last night I did a night drive with some guests from France. The drive started fairly quietly, however we did see a number of different raptors, including a Dark Chanting Goshawk, a Lizzard Buzzard, a Steppe Buzzard and a pair of Whalberg’s Eagles. We also saw a pair of juvenile pale morph Tawny Eagles being mobbed by some Fork Tailed Drongos. It is not uncommon to see eagles being mobbed by Drongos. They do this to keep the eagles away from their nesting sites and to prevent the eagles from eating their young. Our buffalo herds are quite fragmented at the moment, probably as a result of the recent rains and the wide availability of food and water. We encountered buffalo around ever corner. We were also lucky enough to see 5 rhinos – 2 females, 2 youngsters and 1 bull. The bull seemed interested in mating with the female but he was firmly rejected on this occasion. We ended our drive with a fantastic sighting of 5 female lions – I older female and 4 sub-adults rapidly reaching maturity. In true lion style they were sleeping peacefully at one of the dams in the south of the reserve.