Been having a brilliant time out there and paddlers have been rewarded with very good sightings and a few fairly close-up encounters of  hippo as they huddle up in the shallows on those hot summer mornings, making for some good photographic opportunities. Also spotting some big crocs regularly as the still dropping water level opens up bigger banks for basking crocs. For the birders; a variety of sandpipers and plovers, incl large numbers of Common Ringed Plover, are present at the moment and active on the islands and as a bonus we have had a few recent sightings of Little Bittern.