Babblers in full cry this afternoon - what lovely bird sounds!
Hi Landi - my sound and picture are breaking up all the time whereas this morning 6.30 a.m. I could watch for 5 mins at a time before it stopped. Really bad this afternoon but I do not know why. Anyway enjoy the sounds of the bush!
Yours in Parking
Thanks for the info, I guess the oxpeckers were just in for a drink then.
I heard the game drive vehicle.
This is kind of doing a safari blindfolded, but is definitely helping with my bird call IDs.
Oh and a landrover has just driven up to the waterhole - you can hear the radio going!
Hi Landi - it is an elephant at the waterhole!
My connection isnt strong enough for seeing the pics , but the sounds are coming through loud and clear and the desire to shut up shop and head back into the bush is very strong at the moment.
Redbilled oxpecker, Green woodhoopoe, Cape Turtle dove, Grey go-away bird, Greater blue-eared starling, (and possibly Cape Glossy Starling) and White-backed puffback all calling at the moment.
I hear something else in the water, sounds like buffalo which is possible with the oxpeckers around - can anyone confirm this (SA Time 4.30pm)
That would be super Tabs. We have watched them do that in our garden - not babblers of course but Weavers flying desparately back and forth to the bird seed table to feed a Diedericks cuckoo baby who complained non-stop - it is very entertaining!
Remind me to post my pics of a Striped Cuckoo fledgling which was being fed by a whole army of Arrow marked babblers, not just by it's adoptive mom, whilst I was in Kruger in August....
My companions and I watched (and were entertained by) this sighting for almost an hour until some naughty baboons disturbed them.... I believe that I took 'in excess of 60' shots of this, as I was so excited by the sighting.
Luckily for me the babblers were so busy in their efforts in keeping their 'offspring' well fed that I managed to get within 3 metres of them and they were not disturbed by my presence.
My pics are not exceptional though as the birds were in the dappled shade of a large tree of some species - which I failed, miserably but expectedly, to identify - lol - but it is fairly unusual to be able to capture an event such as this.