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At the first day in KTP, we saw some raptors, but the best pics are the ones below, from a Tawny Eagle and a Pale Chanting Goshawk. The latter is so so common that, as the trip progressed, it had to work harder to get a pic from us....
Ostriches were also like that, in the first day many pics of them, but there are so many in KTP that, as days progressed, just interesting behaviors would make us photograph them. However, they were not scant in behaving interestingly.
As they walk down the Aoub river, nice pics could be taken....
Here is a male ostrich
And two females
The ostrich head was a challenge to put into focus. Our guess is that it is too small for the remainder of the body and, when set against the brownish background, being brown too, the camera auto focus or our manual focus is lost.... So, it is great when a pic like this succeds.
Finally, ostriches also deserve to have their butts registered. Here a male with yellowish and white feathers. Some of them were only yellowish, some only white...
Kori bustards were also common. This was our first decent pic, of many more to come...
Let's turn then to the smaller things. Sociable weavers to begin.
But they are small guys with big nests... In fact, they make a mess, don't they? They begin to add more and more individual nests to the mass of nests, up to a point where the trees simply fall down. We saw them many times frantically bringing twigs back to the remaining nest from a large part of the nest that fell down. Or whole trees tore apart by the weight of their nests. Not to speak of telephone poles and wires in the road to KTP. That's why my friend Pedro told that we need a new biological concept to capture the behavior of animals like them, niche destructors... Well, I don't think so. They play the part in the renewal of the bush.
I like the quadrangular stylish construction of this nest below.
And to finish this posting a nice pic of a White-Browed Sparrow Weaver.