BIRDS IN ADDO

I have featured the antics of this Cape Wagtail before. Here it is perched on a vehicle roof before fighting with its reflection. These birds are commonly seen both at the picnic site and in the rest camp area:

One of the birds that make me feel satisfied after driving through the Addo Elephant National Park is the Pale Chanting Goshawk – usually seen perched atop a bush as this one is:

Evidence that spring is on its way is this (possibly – I am not good about identifying fleeting glimpses of canaries) Brimstone Canary collecting soft items with which to line its nest:

It is always pleasing to see an Ant-eating Chat too:

Helmeted Guineafowl can be surprisingly difficult to photograph for, despite their size, they move quickly through the grass near the edge of the road:

A bird that gives one plenty of time to focus on is the Grey Heron. This one is patiently waiting at the edge of a waterhole – and I mean patiently: it was there for a long time before it moved a muscle:

24 thoughts on “BIRDS IN ADDO

    • I think brimstone in this case is related to sulphur (the yellow colouring) and not to the threat of damnation (as in fire and brimstone) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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