On a morning drive with my guests John and Jennifer, who are very keen birders, we set out to look and listen to anything with feathers. The morning started on a promising note. 4Not far from camp, at a place called Guinea Fowl Plain, we were greeted by a wave of a million red-billed Queleas, beautifully backlit by the morning sun.
We watched as a kestrel repeatedly tried to catch his breakfast amongst those Queleas!
After that we ran into a flock of Lilian’s Lovebirds, painting the dusty plains in a vibrant green.
The highlight was when I spotted an orchid in bloom up in an ebony tree. I stopped anticipating some bird activity. At first it was quiet but after a minute or two the tree erupted in songs and shrills. We counted at least 15 different species of birds, including two “lifers” for John and Jennifer!
Photos of Queleas by Meyam