Well this episode is filled with wonderful pics of stunning birds.
Gorgeous sequence of the Fish Eagles...
they are awesome and their call always reminds me of Africa....so
Aha!!!! but there is a smaller bird who for obvious reasons has a beautiful sound in the summer bush.
Those Quellea flocks always amaze me or any flock of bird for that matter, that they can navigate themselves without having an accident.
Ever graceful Jenny.
Do I detect a bias towards a certain Trrp-trrrrrr birdie
Very good bias-very rewarding on both the ears and the eyes. Quellea are amazing as you say-they change direction so fast too, and no accidents. They've got something we don't, but we could do with it, especially on the roads around here
Thanks for commenting Trrp-Trrrrr. Appreciate it!
Gorgeous bird pictures Noel! A Woody, awesome Quelleas, and a great Fish Eagle with their conversation!
The Giraffe behind the cars looks extra "long" to me!
Stunning Vulture pictures too, with a great shot of the last one in flight!
Thanks so much for sharing!
I was going to say something about that extra long look-but hey, gotta keep the comments short (or is that long
) Thanks for taking the time to comment Hilda-Much appreciated.
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Thanks for still being here MM, value you comments
. Vultures-I like seeing them too.
I do hope you get to see that Violet backed Starling (is that the new name these days?). Thanks for commenting Bushbuddies, appreciated
Let's not go there Noel!
I much prefer learning the Afrikaans names for birds. Us Afrikaners tend to disagree less on names, and thus don't change them that often...
To me - that is a "Witborsspreeu" - and the translation in my Afrikaans Birdbook is Violet-backed Starling. If that is an old or new name - have no idea!
Anyhow - love all the vultures, the Fish Eagle fight
, and one of my favourites - Trrp-trrrrr!
Ek se vir jou, daai Afrikaans naam klink sommer lekker-Witborsspreeu
. I think we stick to the English translation from the Afrikaans-White chested Starling with a violet back:roll: Besides, the plums you get from the local Fruit and Veg City, is decidely not Plum Colored
. Very confusing when your plums are yellow and the birds are ... welll... Plum colored. Thanks for commenting Bushbuddies. Ps. Ek is te lui om die afrikaans name to leer. Ek sukkel met die engelse name alreeds.
The day there are no Quellea's in KNP-then there is something seriously wrong. There are so many of them, and they seem to like crossing the roads, deliberately I'm sure, to get photographers very frustrated. Thanks so much for commenting Pumbaa, much appreciated
Had to catch up on a lot of pages
Stunning sightings all around
Great Fish Eagle couple and the quelea shots are also great
Also great to see all the stunning flowers you captured
And the vulture pic's are tops
Thanks for sharing
Thank you Barry. Appreciate all your kind comments. As you can gather, I like all of Kruger, flowers, birds, insects, trees animals. Just not rocks-If I take photos of them, I'd have to explain what animals I thought it was resembling and
Been there, done that and got the bump on the head-say what.
Lovely vulture photos, noel.
When they are around, one tends to search the bushes to se if there are other predators around.
Thank you for sharing.
Hello Kaapsedraai, thanks for commenting hey! I appreciate it so much. Yep also look to see if I can see any predators, except on this rainy overcast day, I knew they were just chillin. You saying that reminds me of my first ever trip to Kruger in 1980. I spotted a lot of vultures flying overhead, a bit of a distance away, and with binocs, we soon tracked down a couple of Cheetah that had just made a kill. In those days of course there was mostly mik'n druk (point and shoot) Cameras and if I mukked and drukked, all you would see is trees and leaves and trunks, photography aka Heksie style
Ps, don't repeat that to her, I'll be in trouble, on the bubble!