By Andrew.

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

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Andrew Mweetwa

About Andrew Mweetwa

Andrew Mweetwa has written 17 post in this blog.

Andrew passed his guiding exam in 2006, followed by his walking license the following year. For the past three years, he was guiding at the Norman Carr Safaris camps. He joins us this 2013 season, delighted to keep busy with our third daily game viewing activity! He loves learning new languages, and looks forward to practice his skills.


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